KCRG-TV9 is proud to continue the tradition of
supporting and celebrating charitable organizations and events in
Eastern Iowa. Each year we traditionallysupport over 80 events.
All of the support offered through the Show You Care program happens
because of the time, dedication, and generosity our of sponsors. Without
them, the program would not be possible. We recognize with sincere
gratitude the support of Mercy Medical Center, Dave Wright Subaru, Eells
and Tronvold Law Offices and the University of Iowa Community Credit
Each year, KCRG-TV9 and our Show You Care Sponsors honor outstanding volunteers throughout Eastern Iowa. Nominations are accepted during the month of October. Nine finalists are chosen by an independent panel of judges. The 9 Who Care award recipients are featured during a newscast and honored at a ceremony in February. During the ceremony, the award recipients are each presented with a $500 charity award to give to their charity of choice.
Of these nine winners, one will travel to Washington, D.C. to represent Eastern Iowa in a national competition for a Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award.
We Run LUCKY RUN 1k/5k/10k. There is a distance for everyone. The route is flat and fast. The event will be stroller friendly and everyone will receive a St. Patty's Day shirt and finishing medal. Portions of the proceeds will support youth fitness in the community and also Soles4souls shoe shipping. Hope you can join us!
March 29, 2014 @ 9am
North Bend Elem School in North Liberty, Iowa
Contact Name #1 = Kris Tharp
Contact Phone #1 = 319-310-5656
Contact Email #1 = email@example.com
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The Arc March is the Arc of East Cenrtal Iowa's premier event to increase public awarness and education towards intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc March will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Lindale Mall. Our goal is to bring together over 1500 people to celebrate the abilities in all of us. The more people know and understand, the more they appreciate we all have dreams.
Lindale Mall Food Court
8am Registration & Breakfast
9:30 Walk Begins
The Arc's administrative offices are in Cedar Rapids, but our services are available in Benton, Cedar, Johnson, Jones, Iowa, Linn, Tama, and Poweshiek counties.
Contact Name #1 = Kyle Schramp
Contact Phone #1 = 319-3650-487 ext. 1021
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The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Iowa (SOIA) Polar Plunges in Coralville and Cedar Rapids. Individuals and teams sign up to plunge as Polar Bears or as Chickens (who do not plunge). Costumes are encouraged, and everyone has fun while raising money for SOIA athletes. SOIA athletes, eastern Iowa businesses, college students and other supporters are part of the plunges.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Coralville Lake & Pleasant Creek/Cedar Rapids
Contact Name #1 = Joyce Allard
Contact Phone #1 = 515-986-5520 ext. 109
Contact Email #1 = firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Address #1 = 551 SE Dovetail Rd., Grimes, IA 50111
Contact Name #2 = Jeanette Steinfeldt
Contact Phone #2 = 515-986-5520 ext. 107
Contact Email #2 = email@example.com
Contact Address #2 = 551 SE Dovetail Rd., Grimes, IA 50111
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The UIVA Warrior Challenge is a race that benefits the University of Iowa Veterans Association and the Fisher House (an organization that houses the families of injured veterans while they are in the hospital). The Warrior Challenge is a 4 mile Urban Obstacle race that brings together nearly a thousand veterans, active duty members, military families, and civilians for a great cause.
March 30th, 2014
UI Recreation Building
Contact Name #1 = Michael Considine
Contact Phone #1 = 7123018024
Contact Email #1 = firstname.lastname@example.org
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Make A Wish/Carlos O'Kelly's in Iowa City in conjunction with coaches Kirk Ferentz and Fran McCaffery will be sponsoring the annual Make A Wish Breakfast and Raffle benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Buy a Raffle March 3 - April 5 at ANY Carlos O' Kelly's
Tickets are $3 each or 4 for $10.
This year's prizes include Iowa season football, basketball and wrestling tickets, I Wireless Tickets and many other prizes.
Then attend the Make A Wish Coaches Breakfast on Saturday. April 5th, 2014. 7:00 - 10:00 at the Carlos O' Kelley's in Iowa City.
Carlos O'Kelly's will sponsor a statewide fundraiser the month of March with proceeds benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
This annual all-you-can-eat breakfast support Make a Wish and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Tickets are $7.99 for adults and $3.99 for kids and seniors
Proceeds grant wish for local child.
Contact Name #1 = Bruce Titus
Contact Phone #1 = 319-936-0745
Contact Email #1 = Bb2titus@q.com
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Johnson County: http://jccrisiscenter.org/
Black Hawk County: http://www.northeastiowafoodbank.org/Programs/CedarValleyFoodPantry.aspx
Linn County: www.hacap.org
Dubuque: The Dubuque Food Pantry...Read More »
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — 9 Who Care Winner, Jill Hockaday, took the most difficult time in her life, and is using that experience to help others.
Two years ago Hockaday’s 16-year-old son, Chandler, died by suicide. Through her grief and struggle to answer the elusive “why,” she found her voice and is using...Read More »
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Mary Palmberg knows that serving someone a meal involves much more than just food.
Palmberg coordinates volunteers at Iowa City's Free Lunch Program, making sure every person who arrives gets a good meal.
She works with 35 different teams of volunteers. Most come from area churches....Read More »
BELLEVUE, Iowa - Many of our 9 Who Care winners offer service that can lift up those around them.
But tonight, KCRG TV9's Katie Wiedemann features John Bohy, a man who's known for simply giving people a lift....Read More »
JONES COUNTY, Iowa - Imagine doing enough to make an entire county a little bit better -- year by year -- large project by large project.
From enhancing a new hospital to helping steer a campaign for a new theatre to reading to kindergarteners, Winnie Williams of Monticello has been recognized for her...Read More »
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Soccer takes endurance and focus. That's something tonight's 9 Who Care winner showed as he spread that game to others in eastern Iowa. KCRG TV Nine's Brady Smith introduces us to Henk Rook....Read More »
CENTRAL CITY, Iowa - The Centers for Disease Control says about 20,000 people in the U-S have Hemophilia. That's a bleeding disorder that mostly impacts boys, in which the blood doesn't clot correctly. One Central City woman has spent hours supporting families struggling to cope with the disorder.
KCRG-TV9's...Read More »
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - When tragedy hits, it is the simple things that often mean the most.
Simple things, like cleaning your home. That's where Stephanie Nesseth stepped in.
KCRG-TV9's Forrest Saunders shows us how this 9 Who Care Winner makes a big difference with a little cleaning....Read More »
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - For many people, a diagnosis of a serious medical condition might send them home to rest, recuperate and just take care of themselves, but not Tim Patterson.
When this 9 Who Care recipient needed a way to keep busy with limited mobility he took up knitting.
KCRG TV Nine's Dave...Read More »
IOWA CITY, Iowa - We have outstanding volunteers all over eastern Iowa.
Each year, KCRG-TV9 and our Show You Care sponsors honor the work of nine people,our 9 Who Care.
One of them is an Iowa City West High School student who uses social media to brighten each day for his classmates. Iowa City...Read More »
All of the support offered through the Show You Care program happens because of the time, dedication, and support our Sponsors. Without them, none of this would be possible! Our sincere gratitude goes out to Mercy Medical Center, Dave Wright Subaru, Jenny Craig, and Eells and Tronvold Law Offices for all your work!
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Regis Middle School. My daughter is new to middle school this year. While she has always been a very high achieving student, she, like most students has/had that certain subject that most kids do not like and for her it was the subject of math, upon entering 6th grade. While she has done well from a...Read More »
Joan is an amazing teacher and person inside and out! As a young parent with a special needs child I wasn’t ready to let my son go to preschool! My feelings changed after meeting Joan. Every morning she is there to greet each and every child with a hello and question for them to answer begin the day....Read More »
After hearing about previous “A+ for Education” winners, we felt the need to express our feelings toward an outstanding teacher at Starmont High School. But first allow us to introduce ourselves: we are three high school sophomores who are actively involved in FFA and the agricultural program at Starmont....Read More »
Students and staff and Wilkins Elementary would love for Mr. Wayne Larsen to be recognized for this very deserving award. Mr. Larsen is the grandfather of one of my current students and is an amazing person and invaluable volunteer to our school. Each day he arrives at our school promptly...Read More »
Strawberry Hill Elementary
Sheryl Scofield of Anamosa School district has been teaching for more than 30 years. She has had a positive impact on hundreds of students. She treats all students with dignity and respect. She is able to gain their respect, enhance their learning, and modify their behaviors...Read More »
I have been planning to do this for years but never accomplished it, and now this teacher, Mrs. Ekwall, is retiring at the end of this school year. Although it is likely that I have missed my opportunity due to missing the deadline, I still felt the necessity to share what kind of an amazing teacher...Read More »
Williamsburg Jr Sr High School
Nicole Thurm is the best teacher I've had in my years of school. She was always positive and had a smile on her face, you could tell she truly loved being here, doing what she loves, teaching children.
I was never really into reading until I joined her class....Read More »
Clear Creek Amana High School
Mr. Trosky is not only a teacher but a friend to me. This man has helped make my career happen. I have never really liked school and I struggled my Freshman and sophomore year. Then came my Junior year, this is where he came into my life and made a huge impact and change...Read More »
St. Pius X School
We nominate Mrs. Kay Sullivan for an A+ for Education Award. Mrs. Sullivan has been teaching at St. Pius school for 32 years! We have hundreds of reasons to nominate Mrs. Sullivan but here are our TOP FIVE reasons:
The Dinosaur Project:
Mrs. Sullivan knows how to motivate...Read More »