While many are familiar with our mission to make a difference in the lives of children battling cancer, some might wonder how their purchase at loveyourmelon.com directly impacts these children and supports the fight against pediatric cancer.
Because of your support, our impact is spreading further than ever before! We just launched our International Giving Program, and we will now be giving beanies to children in hospitals all over the world as well as financial gifts to nonprofits fighting cancer internationally.
Love Your Melon is proud to partner with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation because we share a dedication to supporting top-notch pediatric cancer research. We are supporting ALSF with $110,000 given toward research programs in 2017.
The following is a guest post from our nonprofit partner, CureSearch for Children's Cancer.
One of the most difficult realities of childhood cancer is that there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason why some children are diagnosed with it. That was one of the biggest struggles for Pam when she found out her three year old son, Caden, was diagnosed with stage IV high risk neuroblastoma.
Tsihala was just over two years old when she received a cancer diagnosis. After a series of doctor visits and many days worrying, Tsihala’s parents received the devastating news that she was battling AML, a type of leukemia. Her cell counts were extremely high with cancerous white blood cells, and treatment began immediately and aggressively.
As children go through treatment for pediatric cancer, the necessary care often requires travel, which causes strain on transportation, work routines, cooking meals and other aspects of everyday life. Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is dedicated to helping children battling illnesses by providing families with housing, compassionate care and resources during their medical treatment.
With your support, we are able to partner with incredible organizations who are leading the fight against pediatric cancer and supporting superheroes all around the country. One Summit is an amazing organization which empowers children battling cancer to build self-confidence, resilience and courage. Through the Climb for Courage program and mentorship with a Navy SEAL, children face and overcome different challenges and learn to apply resilience to their childhood cancer journey.
When a child is diagnosed with cancer, life is turned upside-down for the entire family. Daily necessities and tasks such as work, cooking meals, grocery shopping and laundry are extremely difficult to balance both financially and emotionally as treatment becomes a family’s primary concern.
Staying in the hospital can be very difficult for children and teenagers and their families. During this challenging time, often the simplest things are the most comforting, such as a warm hat, a soft blanket or a note of encouragement.
PAB’S PACKS creates packs filled with comfort items to support children and teens during their stay in the hospital. Founded by two best friends who both experienced long days in the hospital as teenagers, this organization is determined to make hospital stays better for other children and teens.
We are proud to partner with PAB’S PACKS to spread hope and encouragement to more superheroes around the country. This year, we are funding 500 packs, complete with a Love Your Melon beanie in each pack!
Check out our cobranded Love Your Melon + PAB’S PACKS beanie (pictured above) - a beanie that shows our collaboration and shared commitment to make a difference in children’s lives. To create a cobranded beanie for your organization, team or company, check out our brand new Custom Beanie Program!