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The TS Alliance of the Heartland serves the states of Iowa and Nebraska.

Co-Chairs: Doug and Beth Tinlin, (563) 449-4879 or 
Adult Regional Coordinator:  Dawn Inman,
Step Forward to Cure TSC Co-Chairs: Ryan and Cindy Blackard

Community Gatherings   

There are currently no Community Gatherings planned at this time.  Please check back later.  For more information on future Community Gatherings please contact Beth Tinlin at

Special Events

Save the date! The annual Step Forward to Cure TSC walkathon is scheduled for October 4, 2014 in Raccoon River Park in West Des Moines, IA.  Come on out and be a Super Hero for the TS Alliance.  Wear your favorite super hero costume, be it a cartoon character, doctor, teacher or simply come as you are!  Thank you for all the support in the past and we look forward to another exciting year raising funds to support the goal: a cure for TSC! 

Success Stories 

On October 05, 2013, the TS Alliance of Heartland held the annual Step Forward to Cure TSC in West Des Moines, IA.  It was a great day for all attendees who enjoyed good company, food, and entertainment while bringing hope to thousands of families living with TSC. Thanks so much to everyone who came out – and everyone who supported our walkers! Additionally, we are grateful for the hard work of our volunteers, team captains, national sponsors and a special thanks to Ryan and Cindy Blackard for their incredible dedication as walk chairs!  Amazing job raising over $11,000!

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