Our Mission

In 2015, a team of Des Moines area dedicated volunteers, seeking a world without cancer, came together to establish the 1st Annual Blood, Sweat & Beers 5k Run/Walk to provide awareness and financial support for Iowa patients and families impacted by cancer.

We are honored to share that since we are a 100% volunteer organization, all proceeds from event day and generous donations from area supporters and organizations can go to support Iowa patients and families. Our run/walk event and donation services have gained anticipated traction, and will soon be covered in additional locations throughout the state – bringing the mission of supporting patients and their families closer to local communities that need it.

Our success is rooted within the countless hours of volunteer service from the people and sponsors who are committed to making a tangible difference in the lives of Iowa families battling cancer. Our efforts would not be remotely possible without the support of these volunteers and sponsors. We are grateful, and hopeful as we all look to a future without cancer!

Our volunteers serve in many roles. They provide general administrative support, event day help, and assistance in our fundraising and marketing efforts at every level. To learn more about how to get involved as a volunteer, please visit the “Volunteer Opportunities” tab.


Our vision is a future without cancer, and to be Iowa’s foremost run event raising funds, awareness and support for Iowa cancer programs, patients and their families.


We look forward to expanding our reach and to creating run programs throughout Iowa; enabling local communities to create a Blood, Sweat & Beers event, which will strengthen our statewide network of support and direct impact on the lives of Iowa patients and their families.