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.
Featuring our current world cultures theme, this fully produced youth performance will weave classes of different mediums into one evening length performance. Throughout the 2014 Winter and Spring EIAA sessions students will sing, dance, act, write poems and stories, create backdrops, props, masks, costumes, etc., and rehearse for an evening of entertainment for their families and the community. The United Arts Showcase will incorporate the talents of over 1,500 K-12 Grade participants from across the Greater Cedar Rapids/Marion metro area.
Friday, May 9, 2014 - there will be 2 shows, starting at 6:00pm and 7:30 p.m.
Kennedy High School Auditorium
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Celebrating its 30th year, the Red Shoe Half Marathon & 5k Run/Walk raises money and awareneess for the Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City, a 31-room 'home away from home' for families while their child is undergoing critical medical treatment at local hospitals & clinics. Fundraising is crucial for the success of this program, as no family is turned away from a room do to the inability to pay a nominal fee.
May 4, 2014 (8:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City (730 Hawkins Dr)
Contact Name #1 = Carson Eggland
Contact Phone #1 = 319-384-5852
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The Catherine McAuley Center is hosting the 11th annual Movin' for McAuley walk and a new 5K run! This special fundraiser benefits the Adult Basic Education Program and Transitional Housing Program.
Our 2014 event will be held at a new location, the beautiful Lowe Park in Marion! This new facility boasts a scenic trail through the surrounding countryside.
Movin' for McAuley continues to be a great event for the whole family. A kids' fun run, a variety of games and activities, and inflatable playhouses will be available. All participants can enjoy breakfast and coffee, as well as explore displays that illustrate the journey taken by clients at Catherine McAuley Center to transform their lives through education and transitional housing.
Runners will travel a certified 5K race that is professionally timed. After the 5k walk/run, prizes will be awarded to runners and to the largest teams and highest fundraisers.
May 3, 2014 7:30 AM-10:00 AM
Lowe Park, Marion, IA
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The American Red Cross is proud to host the 1st Annual Red Boa Ball (Formerly, their 9th Annual BIG BASH) A Salute to Service. This event enables us to raise funds to provide relief for victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies in Eastern Iowa including Benton, Buchanan, Cedar, Delaware, Iowa, Jones, Washington, Johnson, and Linn counties.
The event consists of a dinner and auction, with live entertainment provided by Cedar Island Band.
May 2, 2014 cocktail begin at 6pm Dinner at 7pm
Marriott Ballroom Cedar Rapids
Contact Name #1 = Kate Getty
Contact Phone #1 = 319-393-3500
Contact Email #1 = email@example.com
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Cedar Rapids March for Babies is a national walking event of the March of Dimes that gives hope to the more than half a million babies born too soon each year. The money raised supports programs in our community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. Funds are used for research to find answers to the problems that threaten our babies.
Saturday, April 12 - 9am
Brown Deer Golf & Country Club
Contact Name #1 = Andrea Skow
Contact Phone #1 = 3196932782
Sunday, April 27th - 9am
Rockwell Collins C Ave Complex
Contact Name #1 = Lindsey Gruber
Contact Phone #1 = 3196932781
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An annual event held right here in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area, Corridor Canstruction is helping feed our hungry and fill our food banks while showing off the creativity of our people.
Canstruction combines the competitive spirit of a design/build competition with a unique way to help feed hungry people. Teams collect money for cans and build amazing structures -- everything from The Great Wall of China to The Lorax -- all in the hopes of winning the prize for best "can" structure!
At the close of the exhibitions all of the food used in the structures is donated to HACAP food reservoir for distribution to local food pantries, crisis centers, and shelters.
April 26, 2014, 7 am - 12 pm
Coral Ridge Mall, Coralville, IA
Contact Name #1 = Samuel Bergus
Contact Phone #1 = 319-322-8726
Contact Email #1 = firstname.lastname@example.org
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After 10 years of relentless dedication of helping, saving, and finding homes for unwanted animals, Last Hope Animal Rescue is hosting a Pawsome Paws Walk Run on April 26, 2014 at Noelridge Park in Cedar Rapids, IA. The event will begin at 10:00a.m. All runners and walkers are encouraged to bring their canine companions! The run will be timed and prizes will be awarded! This is a family fun event filled day and 12 and under can walk or run for FREE! Don't miss out on fabulous food, dog shows, games, and a great way to support your local rescue. THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD RAIN OR SHINE!
Contact Name = Julie Tande
Contact Phone = 319-573-1441
Contact Email = Jultande@msn.com
Funds are used for paying vet bills (spays, neuters, vaccinations, surgeries (repair of broken bones, heart surgery), dentals (dogs from puppy mills, skin allergies), food (special diets, or when donated food not available), microchips (all of our animals are micro chipped), frontline and heartworm (if items are not donated) Last Hope is an all volunteer organization and no one receives compensation. Our administration fees are minimal (licensing for the shelter, insurance).
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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 »
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The city of Cedar Rapids has turned to a group of University of Iowa graduate students to research how city officials can better attract and retain young professionals....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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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 »
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 »
Why Your Nominee Deserves an A+ for Education:
Dear KCRG A+ for Education,
It is so very important that we recognize these influential teachers because they provide a lifetime of memories, while sculpting and molding our youth.
Mr. Robison was one of those teachers for me. He took a wall flower...Read More »