Did You Know?

  • Of all the varieties of chocolate available, from white to milk, dark chocolate is the healthiest.
  • Dark chocolate contains high levels of antioxidants that work to reduce your risk of cancer.
  • Dark chocolate contains flavonoids that can decrease your blood pressure.
  • The flavonoids in dark chocolate also help blood flow more smoothly, decreasing your risk of heart attack.
  • The flavonoids in chocolate that help your blood flow more smoothly also improve your cardiovascular function.
  • Some suggest the phenylethylamine in dark chocolate stimulates the nervous system, acting as an aphrodisiac.
  • Cocoa contains substances known to kill the bacteria in your mouth that cause tooth decay and cavities.
  • The higher cocoa content a chocolate has, the bigger the health benefit.
  • White chocolate has none of the antioxidant benefits of other chocolates since it contains no cocoa.
April 16, 2013

A Sweet Way to Support John Stoddard Cancer Center!

A Sweet Way to Support John Stoddard Cancer Center!

Join us Saturday, November 16th, for the Stam Chocolate Charity Run in Des Moines’ East Village! Proceeds will benefit the John Stoddard Cancer Care Coordinator Program.

Why John Stoddard?

A very close friend of the Stam family was treated for cancer at John Stoddard Cancer Center. Because of their efforts, her treatment and final days were much easier for her and her family.

Wanting to ensure that this important program continues to benefit those diagnosed with cancer, the Stams decided to hold an event during which families and friends can spend some healthy, fun time together while raising funds to support the John Stoddard Cancer Care Coordinator Program.

New Course!

This 5K run and walk course is beautiful and even and the weather should be perfect! Starting at the Iowa State Historical Building on East 6th and Locust, the run will follow E 6th to ML King Parkway to SW 8th and back.

New Prizes!

Instead of age and category prizes, we’ll give a $10 gift card to all participants to be used at any of the participating sponsors.

New Perks!

Everyone will receive Stam Chocolate at the run! Following the run, the State Historical Society of Iowa will offer free tours so you can enjoy some extended family time! (Lunch is available at Baratta’s on the top floor)

Friends • Family • Fun • Exercise • Chocolate

  • ALL adult registrants will receive a goodie bag when they pick up their registration packet! Runners will also be given a fabulous Stam Tervis cup filled with chocolates.
  • ALL kids will receive a special chocolate treat after their run!
  • ALL participants will receive hot chocolate at the finish!
  • REGISTER NOW to take advantage of our early registration!
  • Be sure to invite your friends or family to join you for a great cause!

Click here to sign up now!