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18 Central Iowa leaders plan to skydive to support Above + Beyond Cancer


Over the next month, Central Iowa leaders in business, health, philanthropy, government and more will be tandem parachuting to support Above + Beyond Cancer. More than $80,000 has been raised so far to support cancer survivor programs. Above + Beyond Cancer was founded in 2011 by Des Moines oncologist Richard Deming. Support for the jumpers and Above + Beyond Cancer can be found here. Of note: Connie Wimer, owner and chairman of Business Publications Corp., the parent company of the Business Record, will be one of the skydiving participants.

Here are the times and dates of their jumps.

Sunday, Aug. 20 at 8 a.m.
Dr. Hijinio Carreon – CMO and COO of MercyOne
Steve Chapman – Retired CEO of Ruan Transportation                         
Cathy Lacy – Community philanthropist
Virginia Lauridsen – Community philanthropist
Dr. Jeff Nichols – Member of the Broadlawns Medical Center Foundation Board
Erin Sawhill – Licensed independent social worker and cancer survivor

Sunday, August 20 at 2 p.m.
Dr. Dick Deming – Founder of Above + Beyond Cancer/MercyOne Deming Cancer Center
Dr. Rachelle Keck – President of Grand View University
Amber Lenhardt – The Iowa Clinic CFO
Dr. Tamra Richardson-Colby – The Iowa Clinic
Mary Van Heukelom – Program director at Above + Beyond Cancer and cancer survivor
Jeff White – Senior vice president of Flynn Wright
Dana Wingert – Des Moines Police Chief

Sunday, Sept. 3 at 10 a.m.
Shannon Cofield – MercyOne Des Moines Foundation president                      
Dr. Adreain Henry – President of Mercy College of Health Science

Sunday, Sept. 10 at noon
Dr. Anthony Coleman – Broadlawns president and CEO
Robert Warren – CEO of Hoyt Sherman Place
Connie Wimer –  Owner and chairman of Business Publications Corp.

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