Mission Statement

We recognize the diagnosis and treatment of cancer have a tremendous physical and emotional impact on the patient and family.

Wings of Hope Cancer Support Center assists those with cancer at all stages of their illness and helps families and friends cope with cancer in their lives. Our goal is to provide emotional support and guidance for people with cancer, family members and health professionals.

Who We Serve

Wings of Hope Cancer Support Center provides services to clients in southwest Iowa and the Omaha metro area.

Lakeside County Store and Council Bluffs Saddle Club

Please note, because of rain the Lakeside County Store/ / Council Bluffs Saddle Club Benefit Horse Show has been rescheduled for Sunday September 7th,10 am. Same location as before, Malvern Fairgrounds. All Proceeds will be donated to Wings of Hope, Please support this wonderful event. We thank Lakeside Country Store and the Council Bluffs Saddle Club for their continued support of Wings of Hope Cancer Support Center. If you are a horse lover or not this is a great opportunity to spend a fun day learning about horses and supporting a great cause. We hope to see you there.

Bus Trip Ladies. check it out!!!!!

Look Here!Please join us a a bus trip to Nell Hill"s .

It's a Girl's Road Trip - scheduled for Saturday, November 1, 2014 - heading for Nell Hill's (a unique decorating adventure) in Atchison, KS. Join the fun for just $100. Call Wings of Hope at 712-325-8970 for further information or to register today.We will have breakfast provided by Elaine Fenner. Lunch will be provided at a local Atchison restaurant included in the price. Call your best friend and come with us for a fun filled day.

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Thanks to all our sponsors, volunteers, and players who made our 2014 Golf Tournament at Quail Run Golf Course a success. Of course, a big Thank You goes out to Quail Run!

2014 Corporate Sponsors

  • Alegent Creighton Health
    Methodist Jennie Edmundson

2014 Hole Sponsors

  • Alegent Creighton Health
    ACH-Mercy Hopsital 3MS & 4MS
    AXA Advisors, LLC-Dan McGrain
    Council Bluffs Savings Bank
    Cutler-O' Neil-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel
    Dickinson & Clark CPA's
    Grease Monkey
    Health Forward
    Heartland Properties Inc.-Randy Carroll
    HGM Associates Inc.
    Brad Higginbotham & Richard Ronk, D.D.S.
    Mary Jo Higginbotham
    Hilderbrand Construction
    Hoy Kilnoski Funeral Home
    Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital
    Midstates Bank
    Midwest Insurance
    NP Dodge
    Plastic Surgical Center-Dr. Steven Black
    Schroer & Associates PC
    Silverstone Group
    State Farm Insurance-Fred R. Hill
    Tish's Restaurant
    Union Pharmacy

4 Girls and a Cart spell trouble.
4 Girls and a Cart spell trouble.
Mom, Look what I won!
Mom, Look what I won!
Ready for Action!
Ready for Action!

Prayer Shawls provided by the ladies of UMC Farragut, Iowa

The women of the United Methodist Church of Farragut, Iowa provided us with beautiful prayer shawls. We want to thank all the ladies for their time and love they put into the shawls. What a wonderful gift.


APRIL 24, 2014 Was our annual Spa Day.
We had 30 ladies attend. Our ladies received Spa Facials,
Chair massages, "Healing Touch" therapy,
and manicures.
Everyone had a great time and received parting gift bags, and flowers.
Oh, did I mention cookies, cheese & crackers, and a chocolate fountain. YUM!!!
We would like to thank Judy Davis for donating for our gift bags, and Dallas Johnson Greenhouse for donating the flowers for our ladies. Let's not forget Debbie Tritsch, Kathy Knott, and Karen Stonehouse for the yummy goodies. Thanks also to Carolyn Ettinger, Laura Fletcher, and Gloria Brennan for making the darling jewelry boxes.

Pottawattamie County Community Grant Foundation give to Wings of Hope

The Pottawattamie County Community Foundation gave grants to local groups that give back to the community in a Friday afternoon celebration in April.
Wings of Hope received $1,600 to assist those with cancer by providing comfort care items, community information, and words of encouragement.
Each week we provide our local hospitals with "survivor bags". Each bag contains information about our programs, and general cancer information. They also include some personal care items just to make you feel special.
The grant will also help us provide our new program "Hope in a Jar". Beautifully decorated jars provided by Wings of Hope that contain inspirational messages. Each day you will have a different message to give you hope and inspire you.
If you have any questions about our bags, or any of our programs, please call us at Wings of Hope Cancer Support Center at 712-325-8970, and don't forget to check us out daily on Facebook.

" Hope in a Jar"
"Hope in a Jar"
"Hope in a Jar"

Record Attendance at "WINTER IN THE 20's" - Wings of Hope Winter Fund Raiser

More than 200 people attended the Wings of Hope Winter Fund-Raiser on Feb. 8, helping to raise more than $42,000 for the organization. The theme of the event was Winter in the 20s, in recognition of Wings' 20th anniversary.

The event included food stations, silent and oral auctions, wine wall, entertainment, quilt and jewelry raffles. The featured program for this year's event was "Survivorship Programming," which includes:
1. A Time to Heal - a 12 week rehabilitation program for cancer survivors.
2. Healthy Moves - a movement and support group for women survivors.
3. Cancer survivorship planning with survivors.

These programs were part of the oral auction and raised $13,625 of the overall total.

Raffle winners were Judy Witherwax who won the 14K diamond pendant and Marie Browning, who won the quilt. Marie is an active volunteer for Wings of Hope. She crochets hats for cancer patients and has had Sam's Club match her volunteer time with a cash donation.

Thank you to all who attended and supported this event. The money raised allows Wings of Hope to offer quality programming free of charge to cancer patients and their families in Southwest Iowa.

20's style

Council Bluffs Firefighters Raise Money for Wings of Hope

Firefighters donate  to Wings of Hope

The Council Bluffs Firefighters have been "painting it pink" in Council Bluffs during the month of October for 4 years. In 2010, Randy Schroeder and Captain Jim Maaske were brainstorming ideas and hit upon having the firefighters wear pink t-shirts as a means to raise awareness for breast cancer. With the sale of shirts in the community, they were also able to raise money for agencies who serve cancer patients. They joined just a handful of fire departments across the country showing support with their wardrobe. Since then, many fire departments nation-wide have joined the crusade. However, the Council Bluffs Firefighters remain one of the leading departments in the country for t-shirt sales. Over the past 3 years, they have raised close to $20,000.00.
Randy says this year's project was met with approval by all of the firefighters. "We are pleased to promote breast cancer awareness and donate proceeds to an agency that provides support for people diagnosed with ANY type of cancer.
And donate is what they do. Wings of Hope received a check for 2500.00 from the Council Bluffs Firefighters on April 11th, 2014. Thanks you so much guys, for a job well done.

St. John Lutheran Awards $1,000 for A Time to Heal Survivor Program

On Sunday, February 23, St. John Lutheran Foundation awarded $1,000 to Wings of Hope, specifically for the A Time to Heal Survivorship Program. Program Administrator Carolyn Ettinger received the award along with several other community organizations. This is the church foundation's mission is to support God's work through meaningful financial gifts to organizations that help others "Hear the Word, Live the Word and Share the Word."

Wings of Hope thanks St. John Lutheran for their generosity!

Wings of Hope is a 2013 Fraternal Partner at Woodmen of the World

Woodmen of the World partners with the community by fund-raising within their organization for selected community organizations. In 2013, they asked Wings of Hope if they could partner with us. We gave a resounding YES, and made a presentation to the Field Operations Division.
On Friday, February 21, 2014, Ann Jones, Wings of Hope Board Vice-President, accepted a check to Wings of Hope for $2,500.00 from Woodmen of the World.
We want to express our appreciation for the staff at Woodmen and their dedication to the community.

AseraCare Foundation Provides $3,000 Grant to Wings of Hope

Wings of Hope Cancer Support Center received a $3,000 grant this month from the AseraCare Foundation to expand its caregiver program, "Wings of Comfort," to include compassion fatigue training.

The program provides caregivers with education and training on comfort touch techniques that promote deep relaxation and relief from pain in order to enhance the quality of patients day-to-day experiences.

Because of the grant, the program will expand to include tools to assist the caregivers in caring for themselves. "We are pleased to receive this grant because we recognize the challenges caregivers face in balancing self-care and care giving," said program facilitator Carolyn Ettinger.

Wings of Hope Awarded Grant from eBay Foundation

Wings of Hope Cancer Support Center has received a $2,000 grant from the eBay Foundation Corporate Advised Fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The grant was recommended by eBay Foundation's employee-volunteer led Omaha GIVE Team.

How You Can Help Wings of Hope

Wings of Hope relies on the generosity of many organizations and individuals for funding for its many programs. Click on the link below to make an online donation!

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