Holidays with The Heart Connection:Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help with gift wrap at Valley West Mall. We still have quite a few shifts open from the day after Thanksgiving until the day before Christmas! If you are interested in volunteering for a 4-6 hour shift, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .We will be taking down our holiday tree on December 31st from 6 am-noon at Valley West Mall. If you are interested in helping with tree takedown, please contact email@example.com . Club Hope of The Heart Connection: Our final meeting of Club HOPE in 2008 will be Tuesday, October 21st. Club HOPE is a support group organized by parents, for parents and other adult caregivers of kids who have ever received a cancer diagnosis. All are welcome, regardless of the child's age or the treatment outcome. The meeting will be from 6:30-8:30 at the West Des Moines Learning Resource Center, and we will talk about coping with the holidays, among other things. Children's activities will be provided, and kids are encouraged to wear costumes for a Halloween celebration. Snacks will also be provided. We hope to see you there! Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org . Volunteers for children's activities are still needed for this meeting, and encouraged to dress up for Halloween as well-please contact Brecka if you are interested in volunteering! Walk 2 the Beat: Get your walking shoes on and join The Heart Connection for the 3rd Annual Walk 2 the Beat on Saturday November 1st at Westdale Mall. Grab your family, friends, and co-workers for this family-friendly event that includes a 5k fun-walk, live entertainment, kids' activities, and refreshments. For more information about participating or forming a team for Walk 2 The Beat, contact Channon at email@example.com . Cancer survivors and friends are invited to join the Young Survivors and Friends team!