The fifth annual Wheels of Courage car show will be held Saturday at Quaker Steak and Lube, 3320 Mid America Drive.
Started by a group from Council Bluffs Public Works in 2015, all proceeds from the event go to Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital Foundation’s Spirit of Courage Charitable Patient Care Fund.
Tara Slevin vice president of development and volunteer services at the foundation, said the Spirit of Courage Charitable Patient Care Fund reduce financial burdens by helping uninsured or underinsured patients with treatment costs, medications and transportation in the form of utility assistance, grocery gift cards and/or gas cards.
For hundreds of Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital patients in genuine need each year, coping with serious illness and mounting medical bills at the same time can be overwhelming.
“There are so many incidental expenses that occur when families suddenly find themselves battling cancer,” Slevin said. “This fund helps us reduce the costs not covered by insurance and enable patients to concentrate on doing all they can to overcome the disease.
This year’s event will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with judging beginning at noon and with presentation of awards at 3 p.m.
There will be 13 judging categories for vehicles registered as well as a “Best Kidz Class.” Trophies will be given to first, second and third place in each of the categories.
Wheels of Courage T-shirts will be available at the event Saturday for $20.
Those attending can also purchase raffle tickets for $20 each or six for $100 to win a 1999 Pontiac Firebird that will be raffled Saturday. All proceeds benefit the Spirit of Courage Charitable Patient Care fund, and ticket holders need not be present to win.
For additional information call 712-396-7733 or visit jehfoundation.org.
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