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Volunteers deliver Baskets of Hope to UIHC

A "Super Bowl-sized" effort is helping brighten the day of many young Eastern Iowa cancer patients.

Iowa's local chapter of "Basket of Hope" delivered more than 50 gift baskets and Totes Tuesday to children battling illness at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics.

The effort originated in Indianapolis surrounding the big game, and delivers newly diagnosed patients materials to help them cope with their disease.

"We just know the battle that they have ahead of them and the journey and just being able to come back to these kids who are starting their journey, and letting them know that they are not forgotten," Iowa Basket of Hope Coordinator Renee Smith said.

Basket of Hope serves 15 states and teamed up with the NFL to coordinate Tuesday's event.



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