Aug.03.2018 Back to News Feed

Spirit of Courage Event Honors Cancer Survivors

They are four people walking different paths, yet the recipients of the 2018 Spirit of Courage Award share the hope provided to all cancer patients in southwest Iowa by the medical professionals at the Methodist Jennie Edmundson Cancer Center.

This year’s recipients — Erin Berkley, José Hernandez, Joan Minikus and Glen Mitchell — will be honored by the Jennie Edmundson Foundation during its annual Spirit of Courage Celebrity Weekend this evening, Saturday and Sunday in Council Bluffs. It will include a concert, a golf tournament, a Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament and a dinner and gala.

All Spirit of Courage proceeds go to the foundation’s Charitable Patient Care Fund. Tara Slevin, vice president of development and volunteer services at the foundation, said the Spirit of Courage Charitable Patient Care Fund reduces financial burdens by helping uninsured or under-insured patients with treatment costs, medications and transportation in the form of utility assistance, grocery gift cards and/or gas cards.

Daily Nonpareil: Four To Be Honored at Spirit of Courage Gala