Spirit of Courage Celebrity Weekend

Since it's inception in 2003, Spirit of Courage Celebrity Weekend event has raised over $1,000,000.  



This annual event is a benefit for the Charitable Patient Care Fund benefitting patients of Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital Cancer Center. All dollars raised for this fund provide financial assistance to Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital cancer patients.


Join Us for the 2013 Spirit of Courage!



2012 Event Raises $250,000 

Thanks to the metro area's largest single donation of $125,000 from Ceasars Foundation, Harrah's and Horsehoe Council Bluffs, along with the $125,000 raised through sponsorships, weekend events and donations, we were able to raise $250,000 to benefit Jennie's Cancer Center patients. 


Pictured below (left to right):  Steve Baumert, President & CEO of Jennie Edmundson addresses the dinner guests, our 2012 national and local celebrities are introduced, and celebrity auctioneer Richard Horvitz joins event auctioneer Byron Menke.

2011 Event Raises $100,000 

Steve Baumert, President & CEO of Jennie Edmundson is pictured (left to right) with Jenny Peck who was presented the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of her husband, Joel Peck and the 2011 Spirit of Courage Recipients Edd Leach, Horst Rossbund and Gracie Hays.  Recipient Gracie Hays was surrounded by our celebrity guests.



A very special thank you to our sponsors, Spirit of Courage Recipients, chairpersons, volunteers, celebrity guests, hospital staff and community support for all their help which contributed to the success of our event each year.


For more information on sponsorship of this event or how you can get involved, please contact:

Tara Slevin
Vice President of Development & Volunteer Services
Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital
933 E Pierce Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Phone:  712-396-6086
E-Mail:  tara.slevin@nmhs.org