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Sharing Meals, Beanies, and Smiles

Sometimes the best treatment for a child battling cancer may not be nearby, which causes strain on the entire family as they t...

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Game On Against Pediatric Cancer

We had a blast joining in on GameOn Day in Wisconsin last week! GameOn Day is a day hosted by Gamerosity for children battling...

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THE GIFT OF COMFORT

PAB’S PACKS is a nonprofit organization that shares our vision for improving the lives of children who are staying in the hosp...

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THE IMPORTANCE OF AMERICAN MANUFACTURING

Many consumers are familiar with our mission to improve the lives of children battling cancer, but not everyone knows all our...

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AVA'S SUPERHERO ADVENTURE

Superhero Adventures are designed to give children battling cancer a fun, lighthearted, unforgettable experience in the midst ...

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BIRTHDAY PARTIES WITH THE CONFETTI FOUNDATION

Many children who are undergoing treatment have to stay in the hospital on their birthday. It can be difficult for families t...

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WHAT IS A SWAB DRIVE?

Many individuals battling blood cancers like leukemia, lymphoma, sickle cell anemia or other life-threatening diseases need a ...

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PARTNER HIGHLIGHT: MIKEY'S WAY

When a child is in the hospital, fun gifts and positive experiences can provide encouragement as well as an escape from the d...

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FIREFIGHTER FOR A DAY

Meet Lincoln, an incredible superhero! A few months ago, he told his parents he wants to be a firefighter when he grows up - ...

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OUR INSPIRATION: ZACH SOBIECH

Almost five and a half years ago, when we were first beginning Love Your Melon, we met an incredible individual named Zach Sob...

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MEET DR. KARA DAVIS, CHILDHOOD CANCER RESEARCHER

When Dr. Kara Davis first started her career in pediatric oncology, she never thought she would become a laboratory researcher...

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PARTNER HIGHLIGHT: MOMCOLOGY

Mother’s Day is this week, and we want to recognize and honor the incredible mothers who battle pediatric cancer alongside the...

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WHAT IS A SUPERHERO?

This week we’re celebrating National Superhero Day!  When you think of a superhero, what comes to mind? More often than not, ...

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DR. MOERTEL'S BRAIN CANCER RESEARCH

Meet Dr. Moertel and Dr. Olin, two researchers who are working hard on innovative pediatric cancer research. Our partnership w...

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HOW TO STORE YOUR BEANIES

Spring cleaning is well underway, and if you’re anything like the Love Your Melon team, you have lots of beanies in stacks, p...

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PARTNER HIGHLIGHT: UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA MASONIC CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

The University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital is a top-notch hospital in our home state. Masonic provides leading p...

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PARTNER HIGHLIGHT: ONE SUMMIT

One Summit, one of our nonprofit partners, is an organization that builds resilience in children battling cancer through exper...

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AIDEN'S SUPERHERO ADVENTURE

When children are undergoing pediatric cancer treatment, their days of often defined by hospital visits, tests, treatments an...

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PARTNER HIGHLIGHT: BE THE MATCH

We are committed to funding nonprofit partners who are making a real difference to support the fight against cancer, like our ...

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GAME NIGHT SEASON RECAP

We had an incredible season of Love Your Melon Game Nights, and we couldn’t have done it without you! Because of your support...

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PARTNER HIGHLIGHT: CHEF LUCAS FOOD

Lucas was only 12 years old when he was diagnosed with cancer. After experiencing cancer treatment, Lucas knew he wanted to d...

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DELILAH'S SUPERHERO ADVENTURE

Meet Delilah! She has a huge heart, a big smile and a passion for makeup and beauty. Her strength is so admirable throughout ...

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PARTNER HIGHLIGHT: CURESEARCH

Ashleigh was just 19 years old when she was diagnosed with stage four osteosarcoma –a type of bone cancer. Battling an extreme...

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PARTNER HIGHLIGHT: MAKE-A-WISH

Since 2016, Love Your Melon has helped grant more than 25 wishes through Make-A-Wish in Colorado, Illinois, Greater Pennsylvan...

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BIG GAME RECAP

We had an amazing week celebrating the big game in our home city with so many of our friends and superheroes! Here’s a look a...

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CARLY'S SUPERHERO ADVENTURE

Meet Carly, one of our friends and superheroes! She is 19 years old and is battling Ewing’s Sarcoma.  Carly was a freshman at...

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OLIVIA'S SUPERHERO ADVENTURE

Superheroes are generally known as fictional characters who have extraordinary or superhuman powers. However, we know some inc...

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DAKOTA'S SUPERHERO ADVENTURE

Dakota is battling B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). At only three years old, she has endured a lot of difficulty fo...

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ARIA'S SUPERHERO ADVENTURE

Meet Aria, a five-year-old superhero who is battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). She is an incredible girl with an am...

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MINNESOTA WILD GAME NIGHT

A few weeks ago, we got to cheer on the Minnesota Wild (our home team!) alongside some of the most incredible superheroes we ...

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2017: A YEAR IN REVIEW

What an incredible year! Together, we created thousands of smiles over the past 12 months. We are amazed by your incredible su...

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A DAY FIT FOR A SUPERHERO

Relating to superheroes can help children feel strong, brave and empowered. A child who encounters a superhero lights up with...

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HOW YOUR SUPPORT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

While many are familiar with our mission to make a difference in the lives of children battling cancer, some might wonder how...

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ONE MILLION DOLLAR IMPACT

Thanks to your amazing support, we just hit our biggest goal ever, which means our biggest impact to date! In the past week du...

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MELON MADNESS: OUR BIGGEST IMPACT YET

We're gearing up for our biggest weekend of the year and we can't wait to share it with you. In the five day period from Thank...

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INTERNATIONAL GIVING PROGRAM

Because of your support, our impact is spreading further than ever before! We just launched our International Giving Program,...

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THE ADVENTURES OF THE SUPERCREW

We recently released our brand new children's book, and over the past few weeks it has been amazing to see children at hospit...

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DENVER BRONCOS GIVING EVENT

Last week on Love Your Melon Day, thousands of children's days were brightened as they received a warm beanie, a kind smile a...

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LOVE YOUR MELON DAY

This year, our annual celebration is bigger than ever! Learn more about this exciting day and all the events happening around...

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MEET THE RESEARCHERS

Love Your Melon is proud to partner with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation because we share a dedication to supporting top-not...

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CURESEARCH: CADEN'S STORY

The following is a guest post from our nonprofit partner, CureSearch for Children's Cancer.   One of the most difficult reali...

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TSIHALA AND THE ORANGE ENVELOPE

Tsihala was just over two years old when she received a cancer diagnosis. After a series of doctor visits and many days worry...

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CARTER'S WAKEBOARDING ADVENTURE

Meet Carter, a 13-year-old superhero, wakeboarder and cancer survivor! Carter battled leukemia for three years, enduring a lo...

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LYM GAME NIGHTS

We're just getting started on our third year of Love Your Melon Game Nights with professional sports teams - and it is going ...

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CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. More children are lost to pediatric cancer in the U.S. than any other disease. ...

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NATHALIA'S HELICOPTER FLIGHT

Our 13-year-old friend Nathalia inspires us every day - and she shares our enthusiasm for beanies! Even months of treatment f...

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ONE SUMMIT: EMMA AND JARRETT

With your support, we are able to partner with incredible organizations who are leading the fight against pediatric cancer an...

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WHAT ARE HOSPITAL GIVING EVENTS?

There are many ways to join the fight against pediatric cancer, and one of our favorites is simply connecting with these incr...

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HOW IT'S MADE

Every Love Your Melon product makes a difference in more ways than one. In addition to improving the lives of children battli...

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PINKY SWEAR FOUNDATION: THE ORANGE ENVELOPE PROGRAM

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, life is turned upside-down for the entire family. Daily necessities and tasks such as w...

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