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Jennie Edmundson Spirit of Courage Events Postponed

Published: July 14, 2021
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Update: With uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 trends in western Iowa, Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital and Jennie Edmundson Foundation are postponing the Spirit of Courage celebration originally scheduled for Aug. 7. READ MORE

Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital and the Jennie Edmundson Foundation have teamed up again for the annual Spirit of Courage celebration.

Since 2003, our Spirit of Courage events have raised nearly $2 million. One hundred percent of those dollars have been donated to the Spirit of Courage Cancer Center Charitable Patient Care Fund, providing assistance to uninsured and underinsured patients who need help covering expenses associated with cancer diagnosis and treatment. This fund assists patients by paying for medications, treatments and deductibles as well as everyday living expenses such as groceries, rent and gas. Without this type of help, many vulnerable members of our community would simply forgo treatment and/or medications. 


This Year's Celebration

Each year, we celebrate and honor four individuals who join us and share their stories of courage during their battles with cancer. On Aug. 7, we will honor Donna Elliff, Deb Potter, Jake Powers and Kevin Rutland. 

Click here for a flyer with more information about this year's gala and gala reservation information.

Click here to learn more about our past recipients and Spirit of Courage events through the years. 


How You Can Help

Volunteer opportunities are still available! Please contact Courtney Kay at (712) 396-6341 or @email if you are interested. 

Interested in donating an auction item or basket? Please contact Katie Kyker at (712) 396-7733 or @email.