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Spirit of Courage

2019 Spirit of Courage Celebrity Weekend  •  August 2-4, 2019

The Spirit of Courage Celebrity Weekend events include a golf tournament, dinner and gala, and Texas Hold 'Em poker tournament. Each year we honor individuals who have had a cancer diagnosis to come and share their amazing stories. We are also joined each year by local and national sports and television celebrities who add a little excitement and humor to the event! This year, we will be honoring Deb Bladt, Dr. Darcey Butts, Bobbi Calderon, and Bob Steele.

Since 2003, our Spirit of Courage events have raised a total of $1,700,000. One hundred percent of those dollars have been donated to the Spirit of Courage Cancer Center Charitable Patient Care Fund, providing assistance to uninsured and underinsured patients who need help covering expenses associated with diagnosis and treatment of cancer. This fund assists patients by paying for medications, treatments, and deductibles as well as everyday living expenses such as groceries, rent, and gas.  Without this type of help, these vulnerable members of our community would simply forgo treatment and/or medications. 

Pictured below are celebrities from the 2017 Spirit of Courage. 

This years celebrities include: 

Stan Bahnsen, Grace Bannon, John Beasley, Jeff Braine, Chris Bober, Marlin Briscoe, Rad Daly, Richard Horvitz, Erich Hover, Larry Jacobson, Ayla Kell, Sterling Knight, Jon Lieber, Carl Marino, Ilona Marino, J.P. Manoux, Tohoru Masamune, Peter Onorati, Robin Riker, Brenden Stai, Lance Zeno

Local Celebrities include:
Bickham, Big P, Todd Brandt, Joe Kosiski, Jack Swanda, Mike McKnight, Matt Walsh, Mayor, Dave Webber, Sharon White, City Council

To read more about our celebrity guests, click here

To purchase tickets to any of the Spirit of Courage events, please call 712-396-6040.


Golf Tournament

Saturday, August 3
Dodge Riverside Golf Club, Council Bluffs

8:00am Registration
9:00am Shotgun Start, Awards Banquet to Follow

Make your support and organization visible by sponsoring a cart or a hole.

Dinner and Gala

Saturday, August 3
Mid America Center, Council Bluffs

6:00pm Cocktails, Silent Auction Opens
7:00pm Dinner, Silent and Live Auctions, Awards Ceremony

Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament

Sunday, August 4
Mid America Center, Council Bluffs

12:00pm Registration
1:00pm Tournament





Your generosity matters!

Please contact the Jennie Edmundson Foundation at (712) 396-6040 or visit our online donation page today and make your gift today.