Jennie Edmundson Foundation to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Spirit of Courage

The Jennie Edmundson (JE) Foundation ( is excited to announce that 2022 is the 20th anniversary of their Spirit of Courage Celebrity Weekend!

Since 2003, the Spirit of Courage Celebrity Weekend events have raised nearly $2 million. 100% of those dollars have been donated to the Spirit of Courage Cancer Center Charitable Patient Care Fund. The fund provides assistance to uninsured and underinsured Jennie patients who need help covering expenses associated with diagnosis and treatment of cancer, including medications, treatments, and deductibles as well as everyday living expenses such as groceries, rent, and gas. Without this type of help, many of these vulnerable members of our community would simply forgo treatment and/or medications.

Each year four individuals are honored as they share their stories of courage during their battles with cancer. This year, JE will celebrate Donna Elliff, Deb Potter, Jake Powers, and Kevin Rutland. Celebration of all previous recipients and sponsors who have been with JE on this journey will also be recognized.

The celebration kicks off with the Wheels of Courage car show on June 25. The event will be held from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Quaker Steak & Lube in Council Bluffs. On August 6, JE will start the day with a “Shotgun Start” Golf Tournament at 8 a.m. at Dodge Riverside Golf Club with a gala to follow that evening at the MidAmerica Center. The gala will include a silent and live auction, a wine pull, a wonderful dinner, and the remarkable stories of JE’s four amazing honorees.

To learn more about the Jennie Edmundson Foundation Spirit of Courage events, become a sponsor, form a golf team, and purchase tickets visit or call (712) 396-6040.