Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Love Your Melon

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I hope everyone has had a great holiday season! I know that we sure did :D But anywho, I want to talk to you all about a cause that I've recently learned about that is really close to my heart. Love Your Melon. It's a phenomenal organization started by college students in 2012 with a simple mission: put a hat on the head of every child battling cancer.

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Aiden (3-years-old) loves his LYM beanie!
The head is so crucial and yet fragile. For those of you who have shaved your heads, I'm sure you know how much chillier you were. Imagine being a child who didn't have a choice in hairstyles. The sweet idea to get hats for all of these fighters is one of those easily overlooked details that can make a world of difference in the eyes of a child. It can give them hope and envelop not only the child but also the family with support.

That original thought has since grown to a more comprehensive plan. Love Your Melon has since taken on partnerships with the Pinky Swear Foundation and CureSearch. This way, in addition to putting hats on each child's head, they can make an even more impressive impact on the lives of the families and push towards finding a cure for cancer.

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The cuffed pom beanies are brand spanking new!
The best part is you can also get one of these incredibly comfortable beanies for yourself! They're all made in the U.S.A. (supporting the local economy anyone?). Not only do these purchases garner hats for the children, research moneys, and assistance for the families, but crediting a Love Your Melon Crew also nets adventures for the children! LYM understands the importance of fun and distractions when fighting for your life. If you don't have a LYM Crew of your own to support, feel free to show some love to the University of Colorado - Denver Campus Crew. I just bought two beanies for myself - expect pics when they arrive.

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Lastly, the crews are in a competition right now to raise awareness. Check out the CU Denver's LYM Crew on Instagram to help get them closer to their first hospital visit! Which reminds me, know a child fighting cancer who doesn't have his/her own LYM hat yet? You can get one delivered by a superhero!! Check out Love Your Melon to request a hat and get it on its way.