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.



Wings of Hope to Launch Pilot Program

Wings of Hope has been awarded two grants to fund a new Cancer Survivorship program. The organization received $12,750 from Tangible Love Ministries of the Community of Christ Church and $1,770 from the Jewish Federation Foundation of Omaha.

"Wings of Hope is thrilled to receive financial support from these organizations to pilot the Cancer Survivorship program in Council Bluffs," said Carolyn Ettinger, program director. "This program addresses an unmet need for those experiencing cancer, enhancing the long-term health of survivors."

Click on the link below to read more about the program in an article from The Daily Nonpareil.

LinkWings of Hope to launch pilot program

The Daily Nonpareil -- Dec. 10, 2014


Wings of Hope VIRTUAL Bike Ride and Walk

Wings of Hope sponsored a VIRTUAL Bike Ride and Walk last week. Here is a group of walkers from Cutler-O'Neill Funeral Home.

We appreciate the support of all of our participants. Stay tuned for more information on the results of the event.


Wings of Hope Sponsors "Gratitude Graffiti"

What are you grateful for?

That's the question Wings of Hope Cancer Support Center asked this fall with the region's first Gratitude Graffiti Project, which was held Oct. 30 through Thanksgiving (Nov. 27).

According to Carolyn Ettinger, program director at Wings of Hope, the project is intended to help people focus on what they are thankful for and what is going right in their lives. This helps keep life in perspective and can become a tool for healing and coping with difficulties in life.

"The project utilizes community hubs as "Gratitude Stops" to engage passersby by writing a message of gratitude on storefront windows or billboards," Ettinger said.

"At Wings of Hope, we witness the transformation that occurs when cancer patients and survivors recognize the things in their lives that are meaningful," Ettinger said. "Expressing gratitude through a project like Gratitude Graffiti is one way to remind us why life is worth living."



Wings of Hope welcomes Mary Kay Mueller, nationally known author and speaker, to Council Bluffs.

Mary Kay Mueller inspired a group of 60 people at a 3 hour workshop held at Iowa Western Community College on Thursday, October 30. Her topic: How to Stay Positive, No Matter What!" Wings of Hope and IWCC offered continuing education contact hours for the workshop. Sixty professionals, cancer survivors, and the community benefitted from MK's uplifting teaching.

Mary Kay gets the audience involved.
Her engaging presentation was uplifting.

Mary Kay was also the speaker for Women Helping Women Breast Cancer Awareness and Recognition event on the 30th. 120 women (and a few men) were in attendance.

Survivors were recognized at the event.
Survivors were recognized at the event.
A candlelighting at the conclusion of the evening.
A candlelighting at the conclusion of the evening.
Mary Kay in action.
Mary Kay in action.


Wings of Hope Annual Dinner

Ann Jones receives the Ken Petersen Vision Award
Ann Jones receives the Ken Petersen Vision Award
Karen Krause receives the Larry Hill Memorial Award
Karen Krause receives the Larry Hill Memorial Award
A good time had by all at our 2014 Annual Dinner
A good time had by all at our 2014 Annual Dinner

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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