The Aiming For A Cure Foundation is built upon a foundation of committed people with a great passion to help children and their families that suffer from various forms of cancer.

Todd Ettlemen - Member-at-Large

Todd Ettlemen


Todd Ettleman retired in April of 2021 after a 28 year career with Van Meter Inc. in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He joined the Aiming for A Cure Team as a Committee Member in early 2011.While entertaining Van Meter customers at Highland Hideaway, Todd found out about Aiming for a Cure through Steve Ries. Todd’s love for hunting and his passion for helping children made AFAC a perfect fit for both him and Van Meter. In 2007, Van Meter became a Platinum Sponsor and continues to support the Foundation at that level each year. “I really like the fact that AFAC not only raises money toward finding a cure but they also help support the families of those that are going through this difficult fight. This is one of the only organizations that I am aware of that handles both aspects and is able to donate 100% of the proceeds toward this cause. I am proud to be a part of such a wonderful organization”. Todd and his wife Cathy live in Atkins, Iowa. They have two children, Kelsey and Nathan.