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 cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers in southwest Iowa and the Omaha metro area.

"Winter at the Beach" February 10, 2017

Wow, it's time again for the Wings of Hope annual fundraiser. We are so excited this year to bring you
"Winter at the Beach".
We are looking forward to a fun evening of beach themed food and decor, along with our usual fantastic silent and oral auction items. Maybe some more surprises along the way.
Save the date and look for more information to come soon.

"No Shave November"

Council Bluffs Police Officers present Wings of Hope with a check from November fundraiser.<br />
 Officer present are: Tim Carmody, Scott Milner, Brian Hamilton, Dave Burns, Cory Woodward, with Chad Nation.
Council Bluffs Police Officers present Wings of Hope with a check from November fundraiser.
Officer present are: Tim Carmody, Scott Milner, Brian Hamilton, Dave Burns, Cory Woodward, with Chad Nation.

In November the Council Bluffs Police Department participated in "No Shave November". For the month of November officers who wanted to participate paid a fee and did not have to shave for the month of November. The money raised was awarded to Wings of Hope Cancer Support Center.
We will be able to provide much needed services to cancer patients and their families with these funds.
We appreciate the Council Bluffs Police Department and City Employees with their efforts.

Wings of Hope Observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Wings of Hope was featured in an article in The Daily Nonpareil for sponsoring events to observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Click on the link below to read the article.

Wings of Hope Annual Dinner 2017

Lupe Martinez and Carolyn Ettinger

Wings of Hope Annual Dinner was a great success. Barb Clinkenbeard spoke about "Depression After a Cancer Diagnosis"- it was very interesting and informative. The food was delicious- our thanks to Uncle Buck's.

Our honored guest was Guadalupe Martinez. We met Lupe when her brother Richard was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Wings of Hope was able to offer help to Lupe and Richard through our programs.

Richard lost his battle with cancer in 2015. Lupe has continued to support and volunteer for Wings of Hope. With the help of her brother Tom, they helped to organize our Journey of Hope Walk in 2016 & 2017-in memory of Richard.

They are tireless in finding sponsors and participants for this walk. We are fortunate to have them as our supporters and friends. Lupe was awarded the "Larry Hill Memorial Award" at our Annual Dinner in 2017 for her volunteer work with Wings of Hope. We thank Lupe for all she has done for Wings of Hope.

Journey of Hope Walk Raises Nearly $7,000 for Wings

Wings of Hope sponsored a Journey of Hope Walk on Sept. 23. More than 50 walkers participated and the event raised nearly $7,000 for Wings of Hope. The money raised was used to expand Wing's HOPE Program, which provides cancer patients and their families with practical items such as gas cards, over-the-counter medications and home equipment.

Thank you to Lupe Martinez for coordinating the event in memory of her brother, Richard. And thank you to the following walk sponsors.

Journey of Hope Walk Sponsors

  • Presenting Sponsors:
    Availa Bank
    Red Giant Oil
    Hematology Oncology Consultants
    Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital
    Higginbotham & Ronk DDS

  • Leadership Sponsors:
    Heartland Oncology & Hematology
    American National Bank
    The Daily Nonpareil

  • Supporting Sponsors:
    Mary Jo Higginbotham
    Heartland Properties-Sara Porter
    Dr. Stacy Parker-Brueggemann
    Schroer & Associates
    Grease Monkey
    Culter-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home
    Veridian Insurance-Don Schlautman
    Oard & Ross Drug
    Dickinson & Clark CPA'S PC.
    Endless Trail Bike Shop
    NP Dodge-Dan VanHouten
    Maher Funeral Home
    Dick's Sporting Goods
    Deaf Audio
    Union Pharmacy
    AXA Advisors, LLC

Thank you to all our sponsors and our walkers. Wings of Hope cannot provide our many programs and services without the help of our community. We appreciate all the continued support these sponsors give to Wings of Hope.

A Time to Heal 2

A Time to Heal 2 Wings of Hope is happy to offering A Time to Heal 2 classes this fall. These are booster or follow-up classes to the original A Time to Heal classes. Graduates of the ATTH program wrote contracts with themselves for their next steps in creating their BEST LIVES. A Time to Heal 2 recognizes the need for ongoing support in order to fulfill these promises made to ourselves. We at Wings of Hope have offered the ATTH 2 program for a couple of years. For 2017, we decided to try a different format, and include a focus on mindfulness. The classes total 16 hours, and we are scheduled at the Hitchcock Nature Center in Honey Creek, IA. The cost is $100/person, which includes your class materials, food, and rental of the facility. We are pleased to offer the program in this beautiful setting where we can get closer to nature and promote positive health. Our classes are scheduled for: Thursday, September 7 4:30 - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, September 14 4:30 - 8:30 p.m. Saturday, October 28 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. If you are a graduate of the A Time to Heal program and interested in the ATTH2 program, please call Carolyn at 712-325-8970.

A Time to Heal- Holistic Rehabilitation Program

Wings of Hope is offering "A Time to Heal". A 12-week holistic rehabilitation program designed to help people regain their physical, emotional, and spiritual health after cancer treatment.
The classes are free of charge.
Please go to the Calendar of Events page for more information.

DocumentA Time to Heal brochure
Click here for more information on A Time to Heal program

How You Can Help Wings of Hope

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