Event is organized by Des Moines resident Stefanie King.
Below is a little bit about Stefanie’s story and what led her to organize this event:
My name is Stefanie King, I am 30 years old, from Des Moines IA, and a stage IV cancer survivor. I was diagnosed in 2016 and underwent chemotherapy, radiation, and several surgeries. During my treatments my mom found Phil’s Friends and signed me up to receive a care package and cards. The thoughtful gifts in the hand-decorated box brightened my spirits and let me know I am not alone. I was especially touched to find out that the founder, Phil Zielke, was also a young cancer survivor. I am healthy now, and blessed to be called to help Phil’s Friends bring hope to others. Please join us in bringing hope to those affected by cancer by participating in this event.