Recommended Resources

More support is a just click away.

The following sites can provide you with more ways to deal with cancer and supply those you love with information.

Pages for Hope E-Library

Check out the ebook selection offered through the Gems of Hope, Pages for Hope library program. These books are free to check out. They can be accessed as many times as needed while the Gems subscription for the book(s) is active!

For questions contact our office at 319-393-9681 or

Look Good Feel Better for Teens

A hospital-based public service program to help girls and guys between the ages of 13 and 17 deal with the appearance, health, and social side effects of cancer treatment.

1-800-395-LOOK | More Info

American Cancer Society

For nearly 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

1-800-ACS-2345 | More Info

Additional Recommended Resources:

Cure Magazine

Combining science with humanity, Cure makes cancer understandable. The subscription is free and includes cancer updates, research and education.

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Gems of Hope, Inc.

An organization providing hope to cancer patients and their families. Volunteers design cards with inspirational messages, earrings or serenity circles as gifts for patients in treatment in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area. Lending libraries available.

319-393-9681 | More Info

Iowa Consortium for Comprehensive Cancer Control (ICCC)

A partnership of Iowans who work together to conquer cancer. This site has risk and protective factors, cancer information and statewide resources.

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Lance Armstrong Foundation

The Lance Armstrong Foundation unites, inspires and empowers people affected by cancer.

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Mercy Medical Center’s Especially For You Race

An annual walk/race held in Cedar Rapids, IA to honor a young woman who lost her battle to breast cancer. Her family has carried on her wishes that uninsured and under-served women have access to mammograms with the money raised from this race.

319-398-6011 | More Info

National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Information Service

A federally funded program providing scientifically based, unbiased information to patients, their families and friends, physicians and other health professionals, and the general public about all aspects of cancer.

1-800-4-CANCER | More Info

National Childhood Cancer Foundation

This foundation funds and supports children’s cancer research and provides information and resources to all those affected by children’s cancer.

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St. Luke’s Spirit Fund

St. Luke’s Spirit Fund provides assistance for men and women diagnosed with cancer who are in financial need. The fund provides money for services that are in support of an individual’s ongoing care.

319-558-4867 | More Info

The Breast Cancer Site

When you click on this page, sponsors will donate money to give free mammograms to women in need.

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The Mesothelioma Center

This organization provides free information, resources, and personal assistance to anyone affected by mesothelioma and asbestos exposure. This includes stages of, causes, symptoms, and life expectancy of mesothelioma cancer.

800-615-2270 | More Info

Gilda’s Club Noogieland

Gilda’s Club offers free programming for children and teens impacted by cancer. Along with offering educational and psychosocial support, Noogieland is a place for kids to be themselves, meet other kids who are impacted by cancer, and have fun.

563-326-7504 | More info

non-fiction, personal narratives, self-help, fiction, and more!

  • The Honest Tuth by Dan Gemeinhart
  • The Dawn Rochelle Series
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • To Young to Die by Lurlene McDaniel
  • Nowhere Hair by Sue Glader
  • My Parent Has Cancer and It Really Sucks by Marc Silver and Maya Silver
  • It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way by Lysa Terkeurst
  • Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted by Suleika Jaouad
  • Peace in the Face of Cancer by Lynn Eib
  • Radiate by Marley Gibson
  • The Next Door Boys by Jolene Betty Perry

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