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The Third Annual Des Moines Light of Hope

  • Sheraton - West Des Moines
  • Address: 1800 50th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • April 20, 2018
  • 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
  • Phone: (515) 321-8588
  • Price: Contributions pending on individual guest
Overview

Friends of Iowa CASA is the nonprofit partner of the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) system across the state of Iowa. We have an important event coming up in April that we’d love for you to be aware of.

We put on Light of Hope events around the state in areas of high need in order to raise awareness and funds for the CASA program. The CASA program deals with children who have been removed from homes because of abuse and neglect, of which there are thousands around Iowa, including hundreds in the Des Moines area alone.

The Third Annual Des Moines Light of Hope will be an exciting, fast-moving, one-hour breakfast event to be held 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m on Friday, April 20 at the Sheraton West Des Moines. We’ve got the wonderful Tiley Nunnink, retired marine colonel and general manager of the Des Moines Menace as the emcee, and two great speakers: former foster youth Samanthya Amann who will speak about growing up in the system, and the multi-talented Gary Kroeger – former Saturday Night Live actor, game show host, and entrepreneur - who has become a good friend of mine and a real spokesman for CASA around the state.

In addition, this year’s event will serve as the kickoff to a day of training for the local CASA advocates, which is very cool.

The purpose of Light of Hope is to INCREASE, RAISE, and INSPIRE:

1. We want to INCREASE awareness of the issues in the Des Moines area.
2. We want to RAISE money to help support the volunteers who do such amazing work with these children.
3. We want to INSPIRE guests to become involved in some way.

Here are the particulars of the event:

Des Moines Light of Hope details at a glance:
Event: Light of Hope fundraising and awareness breakfast
Why: To benefit Friends of Iowa CASA and the abused and neglected children of Iowa
Date: Friday, April 20, 2018
Time: 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Where: Sheraton West Des Moines
Emcee: Tiley Nunnink – retired marine colonel and general manager of the Des Moines Menace
Keynote Speakers: Gary Kroeger – former Saturday Night Live actor and game show host, former foster youth Samanthya Amann
Cost: Nothing! But there will be an opportunity to make a contribution following the program

Please RSVP with Tim Pearson to attend

The Third Annual Des Moines Light of Hope