Gems of Hope’s mission is to bring hope to cancer patients and their families. The Gifts of Hope are handmade cards with an inspirational message and small-gift, distributed to hundreds of cancer patients throughout Iowa every month. Children’s programming has focus to those that have been impacted by a cancer diagnosis. Pages of Hope, a library program that donates books to local schools; What About Us, a program for kids ages 5-12, and youth programming of Cancer Really Sucks. Youth Advisory Boards dedicates their time to guiding youth efforts and fundraising for the Gems of Hope scholarships. To learn more, visit the Gems of Hope website or call 319-393-9681.