Causes we care about

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Ronald McDonald House Charities


Every year, seriously ill children and their families need to travel away from their hometown to receive specialized care. Whether it’s volunteering to make a homecooked meal for families staying in a local Ronald McDonald House or donating money to support one, our office is happy to help keep families together and near the care and resources they need.

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Children’s Cancer Connection


No parent is prepared to learn their child has cancer. That’s why the Cedar Rapids office is proud to partner with Children’s Cancer Connection. From donating funds to raising them through events such as Camp the Night Away, our office has donated at least $10,000 every year since 2016 to provide families fighting childhood cancer support, education and recreation from the day they are diagnosed through their entire journey.

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Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer


Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 15. ALSF funds cancer research, raises awareness, and supports the families of children with cancer. Since 2012, Northwestern Mutual has donated more than $20 million to support ALSF. Locally, the Cedar Rapids office is proud to host lemonade stands with other community partners to help raise money that will go toward changing the lives of children with cancer.

Beat Cancer Today


Created by a group of Iowa families whose children were diagnosed with cancer, Beat Cancer Today creates awareness of childhood cancers and provides financial support for cancer research through community events and apparel sales. Our office has been a proud partner since 2015 on numerous local events, and they supply t-shirts for the Northwestern Mutual Roots & Wings 5K/10K Race that benefits Alex’s Lemonade Stand.

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