Welcome to the newly designed KCRG-TV9 Show You Care website! Check out the great initiatives and events below!
We'll honor a teacher monthly during the 2014-15 school year with an A+ for Education — get your submissions in today!
Coats for Kids collected more than 3,900 coats this year — Thank you for your donations! Our events calendar is full of fun things to do!
The 22nd Annual Return of the Turkey Trot Race (TROTTT) is a 4K run/walk and 8K chip-timed run to benefit Horizons, A Family Service Alliance and the Feeding Lunches to Youth (FLY) program at First United Methodist Church in Marion. This family-friendly event features a pancake breakfast for only $5 (included in race sign-up fee), prizes, and the ever-popular turkey mascot. Funds raised will be donated to Horizons' Meals On Wheels, Consumer Credit Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, and Family Support Programs. Horizons serves over 11,000 individuals and families in East Central Iowa with their mission to instill hope, change lives, and brighten futures by providing life changing services to underserved populations. A portion of funds from the race also go to the FLY program, which serves over 14,000 lunches to youth in need each year.
Saturday, November 15 at 9 AM
Marion High School
$5 for breakfast only, $15 for youth (includes breakfast and T-Shirt), and $25 for adults (includes breakfast and T-Shirt). Register by November 3rd for discount.
For more than a decade, Go Red For Women has impacted women's health by funding ground-breaking research, pioneering life-saving education and supporting courageous advocacy. Research shows that women who Go Red are making healthier choices by losing weight, exercising more, visiting their doctors and quitting smoking. Heart disease is no match for the power of women's voices. Together, we can put an end to this silent killer.
The Johnson County Go Red For Women Luncheon (November 13 - 10am-1pm at the Coralville Marriott) and the Linn County Go Red For Women Luncheon (November 21 10am-1pm at Kirkwood Center) are held annually to raise awareness and educate women on how they can prevent and treat heart disease – the No. 1 killer of women. This daytime luncheon affair attracts more than 500 influential women (and a few men) at each event and is filled with educational resources, inspirational stories, networking opportunities and more!
This year, the events will be emceed by KCRG-TV9's Ashley Hinson with special guest speaker and heart transplant recipient, Hailey Steimel. To register for a luncheon please visit:
Sleep Out for the Homeless is an all-volunteer organization. 100% of the funds raised will be divided equally between the homeless shelters that serve the homeless population within Linn County.
Funds are raised through a $10 fee for participation (includes a t-shirt) and through donations by sponsors and private individuals. This is an awareness event as well as a fundraiser. All funds raised through team competition will be divided amongst the local homeless shelters in Linn County. Contributions are welcome from sponsors and individuals through our website link under "Donations."
Join us for an energetic, uplifting and spiritually delicious Gospel Brunch to benefit Jane Boyd Community House on Sunday, November 9 at C.S.P.S. Hall in Cedar Rapids. Two performances will be held at 9AM and noon. We're talking about homemade southern cooking that will fill your stomach and inspiring music that will stir your soul. Live gospel music performed by The Jones Family Singers, will set the stage. The Jones Family Singers, consisting in part of five sisters, two brothers and their father, have been touring throughout the country for over two decades. http://www.thejonesfamilysingers.com/media-page/.
Proceeds from the Gospel Brunch will go directly to Jane Boyd Community House. Jane Boyd's mission is to enhance the academic, emotional and social wellbeing of children and families in our diverse community. Jane Boyd Community House provides services for youth and adults throughout Cedar Rapids including after school programming, summer day camp, tutoring, recreation and community outreach services.
The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders are hosting Veteran Appreciation Night on Saturday, November 8th. The RoughRiders will be collecting non-perishable food items the week of the game at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena and Dave Wright Nissan Subaru to donate to the Veteran Outreach Center food pantry. Fans that donate will receive two free chuck-a-pucks to any RoughRiders home game during the 2014-2015.
Saturday, November 8th. Game starts at 7pm. Happy Hour 5:30-6:30pm
Cedar Rapids Ice Arena - 1100 Rockford Road SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
or Dave Wright Subaru - 1900 51st St NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402