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Children’s Cancer Connection’s


the Night Away

February 28, 2013 Sticks Design Warehouse

About The Big Event Camping the Night Away

The Big Event is a casual evening of live entertainment, cocktails, delicious food, and silent & live auctions filled with items for just about everyone. The first Big Event was held in February of 2011. Thank you for joining us tonight! We hope you will save the date for next year, February 27, 2014.

About Children’s Cancer Connection

Children’s Cancer Connection is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of families affected by childhood cancer by providing programs for education, recreation, and support. The organization has provided support services and programs for children with cancer and their families since its first camps in 1988. The organization provides the only week-long summer camps in Iowa devoted exclusively to children with cancer, and the sibling program is one of the few offered nationwide. Approximately 300 children attend the annual camp programs, which give each child a week filled with fun and adventure. The camps are provided free of charge to these deserving children. Children with cancer — as well as their siblings — spend time with other children who can honestly say, “I understand how you feel.” For the recently diagnosed child, it is a chance to talk with someone who has had cancer and to know that there is hope. Children’s Cancer Connection also provides support groups, family outings to events such as Disney on Ice, weekend retreats for an additional 450 family members, hospital-based programs, a lending library and a survivorship program. Our services are available to all children who are diagnosed, treated or living in Iowa. This includes children from surrounding states.

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Sponsors & Donors We would like to thank the businesses and individuals who sponsored and/or donated auction items, without you tonight would not be possible. A special thanks to all of our donors throughout the year, thank you for your continued support.

Presenting Sponsor:

Silver Sponsor:

Bronze Sponsors: NCMIC Group, INC. and Community State Bank Media Sponsors: Willis Auto Campus, Mediacom, and Cumulus, Children’s Cancer Connection’s 2013 radio media sponsor Special Thanks To: Joe’s Photo Booth and Iowa Journey Photography

Auction Rules Auctioneer - Matt Willis, Willis Auto Campus Silent Auction

The silent auction opens for viewing and bidding at 6:00 p.m. and closes at 8:00 p.m. Write your bid number and bid amount on the first blank line on the bid sheet that accompanies the auction item you want to purchase. Please honor the minimum bid. Each succeeding bid must be $10 higher than the last written bid. The last person who has a written bid, thus the highest bid, is declared the buyer.

Live Auction

The live auction begins at 8:15 p.m. When bidding on an item, raise your number visibly to the auctioneer or spotters.

Payment and Sales Conditions

Payment for all items purchased by the bidder must be made at the conclusion of the auction event or before the bidder leaves the auction. Cash, Check, MasterCard or Visa are methods of payment. Since all sales are final, there can be no cancellations or refunds.

Tax Deductibility

Children’s Cancer Connection is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. While contributions to the organization are tax-deductible, the purchase of items at value is not fully deductible. The amount you pay for an item or service over the actual market value of the item or service may be considered a tax-deductible contribution. Please retain your receipt and consult your tax advisor.

Live Auction 1. It’s a Grand Slam to Principal Park Take me out to the ball game!! This April or May grab 10 of your friends and jump in the limo with us, as we head down to Principal Park for a game with the Iowa Cubs. Where are we sitting you ask? The best seats in the house, an Iowa Cubs Skybox. Package includes: $70 Majestic Limo gift certificate and an Iowa Cubs Skybox for 10 people valid in April or May of 2013. Valued at $400.00 Thank you ~ Iowa Cubs, Sam Bernabe & Majestic Limo 2. Hit the Summit Summit County Colorado that is! You may want to cut an edge on the slopes, or you may be looking for relief from the summer humidity in Iowa. No matter which way you enjoy Colorado, this one bedroom, one bath condo in the heart of Breckenridge is just for you! After a hard day in the powder, ski down the Four O’clock ski run right back to the River Mountain Lodge! Relax in the hot tubs or pool right outside your door. Escape the heat and visit in the summertime with plenty of biking, hiking, white water rafting, and so much more. River Mountain Lodge is within walking distance to historic Main Street where you will find numerous options for fine dining and shopping. We want you to enjoy 5 Days and 4 Nights in Breckenridge, Colorado! Package includes: 5 Days and 4 Nights in a one bedroom, one bath condo. Valued at $1000.00 Thank you ~ Deb Gallion 3. Blown Away Did you miss out on back stage passes for Carrie Underwood in December? She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol in 2005. Underwood has since become a multi-platinum selling recording artist, a winner of six Grammy Awards, sixteen Billboard Music Awards, seven American Music Awards and eleven Academy of Country Music Awards, among several others. Any Carrie Underwood fan would be “Blown Away” by this autographed guitar. Package includes: Carrie Underwood autographed guitar Valued at $850.00 Thank you ~ Cumulus Des Moines & Carrie Underwood 4. Camping the Night Away Children’s Cancer Connection exists to enhance the quality of life for children and families affected by childhood cancer by providing programs for education, recreation and support. In 2012 Children’s Cancer Connection provided these services to over 500 families right here in Iowa at little to no cost. Children’s Cancer Connection hosts four camps throughout the year for families living in Iowa. Children’s Cancer Connection uses about $255,000 each year to host Family Camp, Camp Heart Connection Oncology & Sibling, as well as Mid-Year Mini Camp. How many children can you help get to Camp Heart Connection this year? Camp Heart Connection ~ Live Auction Bids $2000 ~ Cabin Sponsorship $1000 ~ ½ a Cabin $350 ~ Individual Camper scholarship All Camp Heart Connection bids can be spread over 10 monthly payments, just ask our auction specialist at check out. 10 payments in a year, is only $200 per month for a Cabin Sponsorship!! Thank you to all of our contributors the past 26 years and to our new supporters tonight.

Live Auction, cont. 5. Driving In Style Ever wonder how you would feel behind a brand new set of Lexus wheels? Willis Auto Campus is about to bring that feeling to life with a 2013 Lexus RX 350. Let your friends envy you for 30 days as you cruise around town in your new ride. Are you ready to ride in style for 30 day in your 2013 Lexus RX 350? Package includes: 30 day lease on a 2013 Lexus RX 350 AWD Valued at $1500.00 Thank you ~ Willis Auto Campus 6. Meet Me in the Sunshine State Enjoy a $500 travel voucher as you catch the jet stream to Naples, on the Gulf side of “The Sunshine state”. Naples Florida offers exquisite sunsets, incredible shopping, championship golf & white sand beaches while being home to some of the most luxurious waterfront estates and condos in the world. Caliber Homes will host you in a 3 Bedroom, 2 bath townhouse as you spend 7 days and 6 nights soaking up the sun. Package includes: $500 travel voucher and 7 days and 6 nights in Naples Florida Valued at $2500.00 Thank you ~ Lincoln Savings Bank & Nick Jensen with Caliber Homes 7. You Had Me at Stainless Steel Are you moving to a new house or maybe your kitchen just needs an update? Royal Flooring and Greenland Homes have the appliances covered! Whatever your dreams may be, when you step into your kitchen the stove, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher will be all the stainless steel you need! Package includes: Frigidaire stove, refrigerator, stove and microwave Valued at $2600.00 Thank you ~ Royal Flooring & Greenland Homes 8. Land’s End in Baja Grab you passport as you board the plane with your $1500 airfare voucher and head to Baja. It may be known as “Land’s End” where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez, but more commonly known as Cabo San Lucas Mexico! Your perfect vacation could be deep sea fishing in the “Marlin Capital of the World”, swimming with the dolphins, capturing a sunset at “Land’s End”, or maybe catching the night life at Sammy Hagar’s Cabo Wabo Cantina. We want you to enjoy Cabo, at the 5 star Villa Del Palmer Beach Resort and Spa. Villa Del Palmar’s one bedroom two full bath villa with covered balcony, sleeping four will be your home for 7 days and 6 nights. We hope that Cabo will offer you all you were looking for in Baja!!! Package includes: $1500 airfare voucher and 7 days and 6 nights at Villa Del Palmar Beach Resort and Spa Valued at $3950.00 Thank you ~ ITA Group ($1500 air voucher) & Tom and Cindy Fish (Cabo stay)

Silent Auction 1. Take a Night Out in Downtown Des Moines Kick off your night with dinner and drinks with a $200 gift certificate to an Orchestrate Management location. Rest your head for the evening at the Suites of 800 Locust in a Deluxe Whirlpool Suite, while enjoying a Two Saints Winery Wine Basket. Valued at $500.00 2. Hit the Links From the Old Clubs, to the New Clubs. Golf foursomes with cart at Wakonda Club, Briarwood Club of Ankeny, and Tournament Club of Iowa. Valued at $1000.00 3. Have You Experienced Ankeny Ankeny, just a few minutes north of Des Moines always has great local charm. Dinner at Leaning Tower Pizza, Four Fridley Springwood 9 Movie Theater tickets, Shopping at Bare Foot Chic Boutique and Treasure House, and enjoy your stay in Ankeny at The Courtyard by Marriott. Valued at $300.00 4. Meet the First Couple of Iowa, the Branstad’s Enjoy dinner for four at Terrace Hill with the Governor and First Lady, and grab the girls for an afternoon of tea for four with the First Lady. Valued: Priceless 5. Some of the BEST of West Des Moines Pamper yourself with a facial at the Spa at West Glen before dinner for two at Two Rivers Grill at the West Des Moines Marriott, and rest your head in a King Suite at the Staybridge. Valued at $350.00 6. GO CYCLONES! Your very own Iowa State Head Football Coach Paul Rhoads autographed football, and enjoy ISU Football when they aren’t taking the field this fall at Jack Trice Stadium at Granite City with your Mug Club rewards card. Valued at $350.00 7. Children’s Cancer Connection Has Your Tickets Covered at the Gate Enjoy a game of your choice at Principal Park, home of the Iowa Cubs. You are right in all the action behind home plate, with four tickets in Sec M Row 4. You can witness Hilton Magic live with four Iowa State Men’s Basketball vs. Oklahoma State on March 6th. Valued at $175.00 8. Painting by Anthony Buttery Valued at $300.00 9. Children’s Cancer Connection Wants You To Keep FIT. Get the training and support you need with eight weeks of exercise planning and weight loss coaching by Dr. Braxton Pulley. Get your bike tuned up and serviced by Jen Veak before you Swim, Bike and Run in the Hy-Vee Triathlon. Children’s Cancer Connection recognizes September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by hosting The Flapjack 5k / 10k and Celebration Stroll run with us. After all those miles get hydrated with your own Children’s Cancer Connection Tervis water bottle, and relax those muscles with a 1 hour massage by Ashley McGee. Valued at $500.00

Silent Auction, cont. 10. Handcrafted Wood Table with Classic Marble Designed by Charles Clark Valued at $300.00 11. Keeping Up With the Jones’ is hard, Keep Up With the Best Yard in Town Have four hours of yard work done by three people with great experience. Once your yard is ready for a makeover call in the planning committee, grab all the supplies and watch as Andrew Burkett builds your 8 x 8 ft deck. You are all set for your summer evenings on the deck but, how about a little landscape planning to add the final touch? Valued at $800.00 12. No One to blame? Fix it and Paint it! WHO PUT THE HOLE IN THE DRY WALL? He did, no she did it! Let’s get that patch of dry wall repaired by John Leto, and find the guilty party later. After all that guilt no one wants to paint, get that 10 x 13 bedroom taped and ready to go so that Mannie Easley can stop by and paint it for you. Valued at $500.00 13. Play Like the Star You Were Born to Be With Guitar Lessons for a Month With Mr. Kevin Neal Valued at $120.00 14. The Arts Can Be Found in Des Moines Grab another couple and enjoy the Des Moines Ballet’s Production of Snow White on March 30th, 2013, and then enjoy a night of your choice with just your sweetheart with two tickets to Des Moines Symphony in the Gold Section. Valued at $340.00 15. STRESS?? Release it… Release the knots with a One Hour Massage with Jillian Sonksen, release your toxins with four foot detoxes from Pulley Chiropractic and Health Center, release and unwind with five personal yoga sessions with Abra Pulley, and release the stress of your pets while letting them catch their new light up Frisbee in the park. While you are releasing all that stress support your favorite charity with your very own Children’s Cancer Connection Tervis Water Bottle. Valued at $350.00 16. You Got the Moves? No, then change that with Beginning Salsa Lessons for Two at Salsa of Des Moines. Valued at $140.00 17. Grab the Look of Class Create that new look at the Salon at the Creek with a Cut, Color, Manicure, Pedicure, and Spray Tan, and have the make-up of a star with Full Make up application including airbrush and classic faux lashes by Vanity and Glamour. Valued at $500.00 18. Take on the open road for the weekend in style with a BMW or Mercedes Rental from European Motor Cars. Valued at $200.00

Silent Auction, cont. 19. Wendy Rains with Lampwork Glass Art creates a Handmade Ivory Glass with Vintage Brass & Swarovski crystal necklace and Vintage Brass and handmade glass bead earrings Valued at $130.00 20. Remember TEAM USA US Olympic Team Picture from the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing China. Valued at $150.00 21. The All - Star #7 Matt Holliday autographed baseball is a must have for your collection. A baseball player of his time with six All-Star player titles and 1,500 career hits, a Left Fielder for the 2011 World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals. Valued at $200.00 22. Update Your Family Photo With an Outdoor Photo Session with Iowa Journey Photography 1 of 2 Valued at $400.00 23. Update Your Family Photo With an Outdoor Photo Session with Iowa Journey Photography 2 of 2 Valued at $400.00 24. Wine While you Watch Enjoy a basket of wine and hors d’ oeuvres as you sit back with your feet up, and watch Top Job clean your house for 12 hours. Valued at $420.00 25. Iowa Hawkeye Landscape Stone Valued at $75.00 26. Iowa State Cyclone Landscape stone Valued at $75.00 27. Looking for a New End Table? How about making it one that is a piece of art, with an end table handcrafted by Abra Pulley Valued at $250.00 28. Get your INK ON With a $50 Gift Certificate for a tattoo by Iron Heart Valued at $50.00 29. Do you have NASCAR FEVER? Watch every lap at the Iowa Speedway in Newton, with four race day packages to the 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series Race on June 8th, 2013. Remember the day and display your own 1:24 Scale Stock Car. Valued at $500.00

Silent Auction, cont. 30. Your Sweet Tooth is Calling Looking to make that perfect pastry? Let the experts show you! Enjoy a Pastry Cooking class with wine for four people. After learning the art of making sweet treats, you might be overwhelmed; so let someone else make them for you with a $50 gift certificate to Thelma’s. Valued at $250.00 31. Come for the Taste. Stay for the Lifestyle. What is more fun than grabbing 10 of your friends and having a wine tasting at home? Sit back, relax and let Wine Shop at Home’s Independent Consultant Kayleen Tometich pour all the wine for you. Enjoy your own private wine tasting for 10 people in your home or office with six bottles of artisan wine. Valued at $120.00 32. Grab the Girls, Shop, Pamper and Paint! Get the girls together more often with multiple outings: a private champagne shopping party for six at Aimee in the East Village, get pampered with Arbonne’s Ultimate Facial Night with the girls, and let the artist out with two gift cards to Wine and Canvas. Valued at $3500.00 33. The Bigger the Hair the Closer to God Let Super Cuts give you a new hair transformation with a cut, color, shampoo and blow dry. Walk home with a basket of hair care products from Redken and Tea Tree, for the perfect style with your new look. Valued at $250.00 34. It’s a Great Day to be a Hawkeye Complete your Hawkeye memorabilia collection with this Iowa Hawkeye Football Helmet autographed by head coach Kirk Ferentz. When you aren’t Iowa City bound for game day, head to Granite City with your Mug Club Rewards card. Valued at $340.00 35. The Ultimate Kid’s Night at Home Grab the kids and hit the living room with a basket full of games, kid’s snacks and movies. Valued at $65.00 36. AdvoCare - We Build Champions Take your life to champion level with this AdvoCare products basket. AdvoCare products include Spark Energy Drink, Rehydrate, Slam Energy Drink, Meal Replacement shakes and bars, snack bars, breakfast bars, a shaker cup, and a $25 credit to use on your first order of AdvoCare products. $25 credit only valid when purchasing from Steve Rooney, Independent AdvoCare Distributor. Valued at $150.00 37. Amy Allen Photography Amy Allen wants to capture your memories in a one hour photo session at her studio in the East Village. Valued at $150.00 38. Need a New Set? Need an upgrade on your entertainment in a room in your house? The 19” inch Sony flat screen TV and Sony Blue Ray player will be the perfect fit. Valued at $300.00

Silent Auction, cont. 39. The East Villager Pamper Package Let the great staff at the East Village Spa pamper you, with a one express back massage and some great products from Never More Body Co. Enjoy your clutch handbag from green goods FOR THE HOME. Valued at $100.00 40. Children’s Cancer Connection parent Marion Nehmer hand crafted Porcelain Turquoise Box from Valued at $52.00 41. Children’s Cancer Connection parent Marion Nehmer hand crafted Porcelain Serving Bowl from Valued at $69.00 42. Children’s Cancer Connection parent Marion Nehmer hand crafted Porcelain Vase from Valued at $45.00 43. Get your Ride Ready for Spring Shottenkirk Chevrolet in Waukee is ready to spiff up your ride with an oil change service and car detail. Valued at $200.00 44. Show off your style when you hit the town with this CC Kappos Gold Handbag Valued at $200.00 45. Thirty - One Gift‘s Black Utility Tote is great for a picnic in the park, a tailgate party or packing up for the weekend. Valued at $50.00 46. Eagle, Birdie, Par, Bogey and FORE!! Golf foursomes with carts at Des Moines Golf and Country Club, Briarwood Club of Ankeny and Glen Oaks Country Club Valued at $1000.00 47. An Original Painting by Ben Schuh Valued at $300.00 48. The Eyes Have It? Try out our Eye Candy Package, with one express facial at The East Village Spa, TheraPearl Eye-ssential Mask, Hyaluronic & Pycnogenol Eye Crème, and some sweets to enjoy with your lift. Valued at $80.00 49. One Hour Photo Session with Ben Easter Valued at $200.00 50. Pick your Prince and Princess Package Stay like a Prince and Princess in the Glen Eyrie castle in Colorado Springs, CO. Packages include up to 3 nights depending on the Prince and Princess’s package choice. Valued at $450.00

Silent Auction, cont. 51. Children’s Cancer Connection Serves it Up! What better way to tell your friends about Children’s Cancer Connection then serving them on a platter made by Children’s Cancer Connection kids? Valued: Priceless 52. Grab your new scent in the “I am” perfume Line, including I am Wild, I am Peace, I am real, I am rich, I am Me Valued at $120.00 53. Grab the flowers that bloom all year long with these metal base flower petals designed by Scott and Shawn Johnson Valued at $80.00 54. All the Hair Care you need in one basket from Elanni Sherick at Bloom Salon Valued at $80.00 55. Health Check CT Cardiac Calcium Scoring from Iowa Radiology Valued at $100.00 56. Let’s Cook Bring the art of cooking into your home as you and five guests are treated to a Home Cooking Class by Carmen’s Culinary Classic, while sipping on four bottles of vino. Don’t forget to light the candles with four handcrafted candleholder sconces by Charles Clark. Valued at $600.00 57. Wine a Bit, You’ll feel better Bring your friends together for an afternoon of tour at Prairie Moon Winery in Ames. Enjoy a basket after your tour at home with a Two Saints Winery Gift Basket. Valued at $150.00 58. “May God Forever Bless” By Lorenzo Green Valued at $100.00 59. Add to your Bling Can a girl really ever have too much jewelry? You can add another piece to your collection with this Amore and Baci Sterling Silver slide bracelet. Stop by Christopher’s Fine Jewelry after The Big Event ~ Camping the Night Away for your choice of four beads to add some bling. Valued at $150.00 60. Pamper by Day, Dine by Night Spend the day getting pampered at Bella’s Day At The Salon. Your day includes a 60 minute Swedish Massage, Body Treatment, European Facial, Paraffin Manicure, Paraffin Pedicure, Shampoo/Style, and Make Up Application. After your day of pampering grab your table at Biaggi’s and enjoy with a $50 gift certificate. You can do it all with your stylish new, green good FOR THE HOME clutch. Valued at $350.00 61. Let your Smile Shine Keep that shine your smile has every day, with a Zoom Teeth Whitening from Plaza Dental. Valued at $1000.00

Silent Auction, cont. 62. I Don’t Want to Paint. How long has the room in your house needed a new paint job? Watch as your room gets a paint transformation with Labor Free Professional Painting by Thaddeau Johnson. Valued at $400.00 63. Mr. Interceptions We all remember former Iowa Hawkeye Football player Tyler Sash; known for his career 13 interceptions. Re-live Sash’s Iowa Hawkeye Football glory days with an autographed signed football. Since the New York Giant’s MetLife Stadium is a few miles farther than Kinnick Stadium, swing into Granite City on game day with your Mug Club Rewards Card. Valued at $225.00 64. All Things Must Shine While the Chicks that Shine Housecleaning makes your mirrors shine, make your nails and toes shine with a Manicure and Pedicure at A plus Nails. Valued at $260.00 65. “Callin’ The Blue painting” ~ By Andy Thomas Valued at $65.00 66. Show your Children’s Cancer Connection Pride at your Office Children’s Cancer Connection has all your office needs with a letter opener, note pads, Tervis water bottle, and a draw string bag. You can help support Children’s Cancer Connection’s programs and services, by signing your donations each year with new 2013 Cross Pens. Valued; Priceless 67. “Reflections” by Lee Teters Valued at $200.00 68. Find your Inner Child Grab the family and make some memories with four passes to Climb Iowa. Jump on the road and head to Chicago and enjoy four passes to Shedd Aquarium. Don’t forget the kid’s car entertainment with Spiderman and Cars projector lights. Valued at $220.00 69. Catch THIS!! He is a catcher, in a league of his own!! He is #4 St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, and is considered to be one of the best defensive catchers in baseball. Molina’s nine year career with the St. Louis Cardinals has earned him two World Series Championships, recognized as a five time Gold Glove winner, and the 2012 GIBBY Award for Defensive Player of the Year. You’re going to want to catch the autographed baseball of Yadier Molina. Valued at $200.00 70. “My Name is Muhammad Ali” Print Valued at $200.00 71. “Embrace” Print Valued at $200.00

Silent Auction, cont. 72. Bring the Spring year round with this Metal Flower Sculptures designed by Jason Daniel Moore Valued at $80.00 73. Bring Out the Best. Show off your best crystal as your hosting a wedding or baby shower, cocktail party or a holiday party with this classic Ethanwear Crystal Punch Bowl and Glasses. Light the candles with your Italian Blown Glass candle holder for Tom Guzmn and Tom Bennett. Valued at $120.00 74. Be the IMT Des Moines Marathon Get your whole family fit with a family IMT Des Moines Marathon Membership. Once, you completed the miles of training choose the race of your choice with two entries into the IMT Des Moines Marathon. Valued at $200.00

Children’s Cancer Connection Board of Directors Greg Hayes - President Mike Whitmer - Vice President Dennis Markway - Treasurer Stephanie Pohren - Secretary Paul Curran Dr. Braxton Pulley Christine Branstad

Janet Dutcher Tyler Evans Randy Kramer Pat Amadeo Dr. Wendy Woods-Swafford Ernie Moore Brooke Mott

Camping the Night Away Committee Jenn Canelos Janet Dutcher Tyler Evans Greg Hayes Tammy Heckart Randy Kramer

Brooke Mott Lisa Pringle Mike Whitmer Sara Whitmer Matt Willis

Children’s Cancer Connection Staff

Mark Slocum - Executive Director Emily Fish - Director of Donor Relations Channon Timm - Program Services Manager Elly Shaw - Director of Operations & Volunteer Services Sarah Adams - Communication & Marketing Manager Kirbie Totten - Development Coordinator

Children’s Cancer Connection 1221 Center Street, Suite 12 Des Moines, IA 50309 515-243-6239

The entire family. The entire journey.

Camping the Night Away Program  

Program from Children's Cancer Connection's Camping the Nihgt Away held February 28, 2013.

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