6th Annual PAC2 Holiday Shopping Guide - 2013

Dear PAC2,


we are honored to share with you the efforts of these amazing groups who are offering holiday events & items that will help in the fight against childhood cancer.   The list is as inclusive as possible, please contact us at info@PeopleAgainstChildhoodCancer.org to add info.  Thanks to all participating organizations; together we can beat childhood cancer!


The Friends for Life (FFL) Guild was formed in 2006 to help fund pediatric cancer research at Seattle Children’s Hospital. It's a great resource in the Pacific NW, many groups working together. (:)) Its signature event is the annual sale of hand-blown glass ornaments and votives, designed by a patient fighting cancer at Seattle Children’s.

This year FFL's ambassador is Abi, one of the stars of the very popular STRONGER video. Visit Friends for Life Guild.


The JESSIE REES FOUNDATION invites you and your family to join them at the 1st Annual Santa Stroll on Sunday, December 15th from 6-8pm at Santa Margarita High School, 22062 Antonio Pkwy, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688.  This family festive FUN-RAISER walk (aka: stroll) is all about raising resources and awareness for childhood cancer.  Grab your kids, tell your neighbors and friends to join you for a great time and great cause. SIGN-UP TODAY ONLINE: CLICK HERE to Sign Up


Headbands of Hope was founded by college student Jessica Ekstrom. Being a young girl presents many struggles with self-esteem already and losing their hair as a result of a life-threatening illness is traumatic.  She found that girls loved to wear headbands in order to keep their feminine identity after hair loss. Therefore, she founded Headbands Of Hope.

For every headband purchased, one is given to a girl touched by cancer and $1 is donated to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to fund life-saving childhood cancer research.


If you're in Dallas, TX there's one stop shopping from our friends at Team Connor.  Click the Team Connor post below to learn more!


“If eleven year old Erin Buenger, who’s all too short life touched so many in the community, could travel to Washington DC and lobby members of Congress while going through chemotherapy.  If she could raise money by making lanyards and writing her own cookbook, all the while while making the honor roll, then surely you can find the strength to serve even while you face challenges in your own life.” -   President Barack Obama, October 16, 2009.  

Get your lanyards from Erin’s Dream Lanyards at browse our lanyards. If you're not a lanyard kind of person, we also have eyeglasses chains, dream wands, earrings, necklaces, boot bling, keychains--all artfully made by volunteers with 100% of all proceeds going to the childhood cancer cause.


Our friends at GOLD: The New Pink have tons of cool products and proceeds go directly to the Neuroblastoma Medulloblastoma Translational Research Consortium in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We are proud to support the NMTRC, as 100% of every dollar is invested in cutting edge research to help find new and better treatments for the many forms of childhood cancer. 100% of Ultimate Hike gear goes to the CureSearch Ultimate Hike initiative, which funds innovative research into rare and difficult to treat forms of childhood cancer.  Visit their store Because Kids get Cancer, Too!


Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s annual holiday ornaments are available individually or in a complete set of all four. Ornaments are $20 each or the set of four is $60. The newest addition to the set, the official 2013 ornament, is based on a colorful stand at this year’s Alex’s “Original” Lemonade Stand event that one of ALSF’s sponsors, A.C. Moore, constructed and allowed kids at the event to decorate – it’s a whimsical addition to the collection. Featuring a sunny, bright yellow background and plenty of butterflies honoring the memory of Alex – the ornament is the perfect blend of fun and inspirational.  Check out the Holiday Ornament Collection!

Also this holiday season Colonial Candle and Monkeez Make a Difference are joining the fight against childhood cancer. Thru December Colonial Candle and Monkeez Make a Difference will be supporting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation by donating 15% of all online sales with the use of the promotional code ALEX.  Simply add the code "ALEX" in the coupon / promo code box during the check out process.


Santa has generously offered to help the National Childhood Cancer Society help children with cancer this holiday season! For a donation of $6, a personalized letter from Santa will be sent to a child in your life. For an additional cost, a special snowflake ornament or a magic key can be purchased. All proceeds support the NCCS in fulfilling their mission to improve the quality of life for children with cancer and their families worldwide. All orders must be received by Monday, December 16th. Check out Letters from Santa!

In 2010, Ben Towne Foundation was started in Seattle Washington by Jeff and Carin Towne. The mission of the Foundation is to accelerate the pace of pediatric cancer research – changing the way childhood cancers are treated and cured.  In 2012, Seattle Children’s Research Institute honored the Foundation by renaming it’s Cancer Research Center: Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research. According to Seattle Children’s Hospital, money raised by Ben Towne Foundation is now covering 80 percent of research staff salaries and materials for clinical trial development at Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research.  Ben Towne Foundation is unique in that all costs are fully supported. This means that you can give great coffee from Callie’s as gifts and have 100% of the proceeds directed toward research.

Each year, during the December holiday season, the American Childhood Cancer Organization honors the lives of our nation's children with cancer. Since 2000, ACCO has placed a 25 foot tree in Washington DC. The tree is solely decorated with thousands of gold ribbons (the symbol for childhood cancer). Each ribbon bears the name of a child who has, or has had cancer and represents a childhood that was interrupted, or cut short by this devastating disease.
Thousands of gold ribbons are ordered each year in honor or memory of children who have fought this disease. This year's tree awareness tree will be standing tall in the Old Post Office Pavilion, located at 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 2004.  The lighting ceremony will be held on Saturday December 14th. This year's event starts at a more convenient time with dinner, (yes, the chocolate fountain will be back!), entertainment and crafts taking place from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  Register to attend here.  


How about a good old fashioned Breakfast with Santa to benefit the The Get Well Gabby Foundation!  

It will be held on December 8th in West Chester, PA    The cost is $8 per person and infants 1 and under are free.  Space is limited so sign up early!  Includes continental style breakfast, visits with Santa, craft and story times, raffles, vendors, Secret Santa Shop and Bake Sale.  Outside we will have Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides that are an additional $10 for a family of 4.  Click here to order tickets online!

Sounds like fun and helps fight childhood cancer!!

The goal of the Circle of Care Holiday Gift Program is to alleviate some of the financial stress families experience while their child is undergoing cancer treatment and create opportunities for positive, life lasting memories to be made. Make a donation in memory or in honor of a loved one this Holiday season to Circle of Care for families of children with cancer and help a financially struggling pediatric cancer family create life lasting memories with their child.donations received for the Holiday Gift Program are used to purchase gifts for families identified by hospital social workers as in dire financial need. To learn more visit Circle of Care, to donate directly visit Holiday Gift Program.


Our friends at CureSearch say shop with ProFlowers or Cherry Moon Farms or Bravelets (shown to the left) and $10 from every purchase is donated to CureSearch. Bravelets are beautiful items that are a wonderful way to wear gold and support the bravery of all the children who have been affected by childhood cancer. It's easy – click on the links or visit the CureSearch Holiday Shop for more options!  Thanks for shopping with us today!


The Pret*Ty jewelry line was created in loving memory of forever 5 year old Ty Louis Campbell A.K.A SuperTy and 100% of the proceeds of every sale are donated to Ty Louis Campbell Foundation. The Ty Louis Campbell (TLC) Foundation was created in his honor to raise awareness for pediatric cancer through his courageous battle, and to help fund the progress that is being made in developing more effective, less harmful treatment for a range of pediatric cancers including brain and spinal tumors.


The Isaiah Alonso Foundation has its new Christmas Cards for sale!  The cards were designed by Isaiah's cousin Rachel Axelrod and each pack includes 20 cards.  Price includes standard postage.  The message?  "May the spirit of the season fill your heart with peace, love and hope."  The Isaiah Alonso Foundation helps other families and raises awareness of childhood cancer.  Gift shop link here!


The Gift That Give Hope Holiday Fair provides an opportunity for people to give back to their community and honor their loved ones at the same time. Instead of buying traditional holiday gifts, shoppers honor their friends and family by donating to nonprofits and supporting those who are not on anyone's list.The Mason Leach Superstar Fund was chosen again as a charity to participate. For each donation you receive a holiday card to give to your gift recipient that describes your donation. Donations start at as little as $20.  You can support art supplies, parking and meal vouchers, and massage therapy for children in pain. Click here to go shopping


How about supporting the Bear this year?  Purchase your very own Barrett  Bear and support Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation, a national organization whose mission is to eliminate pediatric cancer and to provide hope and support to those who are touched by it! He's soft, cuddly and even has his own Facebook page! Visit https://bearnecessities.ejoinme.org


The CURE Childhood Cancer believe cards are made from a heavy card stock with a matte finish. They feature the message “believe” on the front and the message “Wishing you a beautiful holiday season and a new year of peace and happiness,” on the inside. The back of the card features CURE’s mission, small photographs of some of CURE’s kids, a short message about the cards, and our website address. These cards are a great way to show your support for CURE while spreading the word to your loved ones about our organization. Visit www.curechildhoodcancer.org/tag/holiday-cards.


The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation honors the life of 14-year-old Andrew who battled leukemia and sepsis before leaving us on July 14, 2007. Andrew’s B+ blood type became the perfect message – Be Positive – to reflect how Andrew lived his life and how he inspires others to do the same.  B+ gear makes a great gift, just visit bepositive.3dcartstores.com.


Our buds at the Pablove Foundation offer many choices this year!  During the holiday season, it always helps to donate to the Pablove Shutterbugs (that's a Shutterbug pic to the left, you can buy them, too!) program, which teaches the art of photography to children and teens living with cancer. Donors can give the gift of photography to a child living with cancer at http://pablove.org/giving

They've also launched a unique opportunity to skip the malls and give someone the most meaningful gift of all…the gift of fighting childhood cancer with love. When you visit http://pablove.org/giving, select the option to make a gift "In Honor Of" a loved one and we'll send them an adorable message letting them know! Preview the gift options at http://youtu.be/_8AXlX1HZiE. Also, from December 2-4 the Pablove Shop is getting in the holiday spirit with a Cyber Sale. Items are 30% off at https://shop.pablove.org until midnight on December 4th!  From December 5-16, we're celebrating the 12 Days of Pablove. Each day, a new item in the Pablove Shop will be marked down 12%…another chance for savings on gifts that are fun and fight childhood cancer with love! https://shop.pablove.org


St Baldrick's has a great variety, including....Glassybaby Votives - Born from a cancer survivor’s own discovery of the healing power of light and warmth, Glassybaby creates beautiful, hand-crafted glass votives and gives back to help others. From November 29 through December 5, enter the giving code “stbaldricks” at glassybaby.com and 10% of your purchase will be donated to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Live in Seattle or San Francisco? Visit any glassybaby store and mention “stbaldricks” when you check out.

Black Helmet Custom Designed T-Shirt - Founded by a third generation firefighter, Black Helmet has designed a special t-shirt that gives back to fight kids cancers. For each men’s or women’s shirt sold, Black Helmet will donate $7 to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Click here to learn more about Black Helmet and purchase a shirt.  MaxLove Fedora - MaxLove is a nonprofit headwear company working to ensure that kids fighting cancer not only survive but thrive. For each Momma Fedora sold, MaxLove will donate $5 to St. Baldrick’s. Learn more about MaxLove or click here to buy

Votre Vu French Accents Makeup - Votre Vu has gone above and beyond in the fight against childhood cancers – for every French Accents cosmetic purchased, Votre Vu will donate $1 to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Learn more about Votre Vu or click here to buy.   Wrist Wishes - Wrist Wishes has several bracelets which donate to childhood cancer research. Buy their $10 Gold Organdy Ribbon & Swarovski Crystal bracelet and $4 will be donated to St. Baldrick’s.  Or consider their Luxe Line, made of green Grecian leather available in both men's and women's styles.  40% of all purchases will be donated to fund childhood cancer research.


The nonprofit Childhood Cancer Guides suggests the gift of information to help survivors stay healthy after treatment and beyond. The 3rd edition of Childhood Cancer Survivors: A Practical Guide to Your Future by Keene, Hobbie, and Ruccione is available in print or as an ebook. Reviews, excerpts, and ways to buy the book are at www.childhoodcancerguides.org/survivors.  Moms of long-term survivors founded and run the nonprofit.

 


For the 3rd year in a row, the Healing Hunter Foundation is going to transform the Doernbechers Children's Hospital Oncology Unit into a Spectacular Winter Wonderland for the holidays. They do it up, dazzling, Dr. Seuss Style and it provides a magical and whimsical holiday atmosphere for all of those warriors and their families that are spending their time in the hospital during the holiday season. You may donate online throughout the entire month of December at: http://healinghunterfoundation.org/.   Link to the 2012 Spectacular Winter Wonderland


Keep track of the days with your 46 Mommas / Team Unite 2014 Calendar.  Our favorite mommas who have raised over $1 million for childhood cancer research!  The calendar features Mommas from all four years and their honored children, as well as Team Unite kids! Full of facts and information; a great conversation starter and a wonderful tool for awareness.  Each month highlights a different type of childhood cancer and includes photos from all 4 national 46 Mommas shave events. This calendar is oversized with plenty of room to write in important events, and measures 17-in. wide by 22-in. high when hung.  Proceeds go to the 46 Mommas St. Baldrick's Foundation Campaign. http://www.cafepress.com/46mommas


Last year Santa texted us and said he wanted everyone to leave cookies from Cookies for Kids' Cancer!  True story!  Try a box of One Dozen Cookies: With 10 mouth-watering flavors and 100% of the profits going to pediatric cancer research, our delicious, all-natural cookies are perfect gifts for any occasion! Your cookies are baked fresh and beautifully packaged with a special note explaining the significance of your gift. Your purchase is tax deductible. Click here to order cookies today.  Signature Holiday Gift Set: Something sweet + something to keep = one great holiday gift. This set features 2 dozen Chunky Chocolate Chip cookies, a copy of our 2nd cookbook, All the Good Cookies, AND an OXO "Be a Good Cookie" spatula. With author proceeds, and all profits from cookies, going to pediatric cancer research, this gift truly gives back. Click here to order the limited edition set.  “Good Cookies” & Milk Holiday Set:Nothing goes better together than cookies and milk. With the help of Bormioli Rocco, we've put a stylish twist on the classic pair. Featuring a copy of our 2nd cookbook, All the Good Cookies, 2 Bormioli Rocco glasses and a matching carafe, this gift is perfect for sharing cookies and milk. 


Chase After a Cure is offering custom handmade ties that help raise awareness for childhood cancer in the board room, at work, at a party, in church, or simply out and about. "Charles & Patrick is proud to be the official tie-maker of the Chase After the Cure.

Our ties are handmade in the USA by a family run manufacturer that has been constructing ties since 1919" Ties are $50 and proceeds go towards funding childhood cancer research. Ties come in bow or neck tie. Grab yours now: http://www.chaseafteracure.com/store/


If you're in Atlanta and would like to hang out with Santa for an evening of holiday crafts, family photos, cookie decorating and just enjoying the Season, our friends at the Rally Foundation have got a deal for you!  Sunday, Dec. 8 at 5:30 at the National Charity League of Milton, Milton GA.  For more info email brina@rallyfoundation.org!


Support pediatric cancer research with Band of Parent's handcrafted 18k gold-plated cancer awareness ribbon necklace on a gold filled 16" chain by Wendy Mink. $105.00 including shipping and handling.BOP's mission is to seek projects that have already been examined in the lab and are in need of assistance to rapidly move into a patient population within 12-24 months of funding.

Place your order by emailing Monica at monicalewisbop@gmail.com today!


Jewels in the Lotus provides one of a kind hand crafted jewelry designed by Laurie Ferreri, a cancer survivor and a Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation supporter.  Mattie Miracle is dedicated to addressing the psychosocial needs of children and families living with childhood cancer as well as educating health care providers on the impact of such a diagnosis on children and their families.Laurie will donate 20% of all on-line sales between November 24 and December 31, to Mattie Miracle. Please visit her website and tell your friends about Jewels in the Lotus.


Benjamin’s Hope 4 the Future is a pediatric cancer foundation created in Love, Hope, Faith & Courage to raise money to fund pediatric cancer research for AML leukemia and other difficult treat pediatric cancers. One of the ways we accomplish this is with our “Support Childhood Cancer” awareness ribbon lawn signs. These signs are made from corrugated plastic, measure approximately 23 h x 11.5 w and are $15 plus shipping. The color is a yellow gold and makes a grand statement when displayed on your lawn. Displaying this sign allows us to promote awareness and educate the public that Childhood Cancer is NOT rare and is severely underfunded. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of these signs benefits pediatric cancer research. For more information on our lawn signs please email us at order@bh4tf.org.  We need your support to make a difference and crush childhood cancer. Let’s paint your towns GOLD 365 days a year!


Once again, Aflac is teaming up with Macy's to sell our special, plush ducks. All of the proceeds go to over 50 hospitals dedicated to the research and treatment of pediatric cancer. Get your duck today by visiting www.aflacholidayduck.com. Together with your help, we can make a big difference in the lives of children touched by cancer.


The MACC Fund offers the 26th annual 2013 TODAY'S TMJ4 MACC*Star makes the perfect holiday gift that keeps on giving. The brightly colored, porcelain ornament that will provide Hope for children with cancer and blood disorders long after the holidays have past. This year's MACC*Star was designed by 11-year-old Maggie Schlehlein of Germantown. Maggie was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2009. She responded well to treatment now visits the MACC Fund Center at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin for annual check-ups.


Think about it, on Dec 8th Santa is going to be in Atlanta GA with Rally, West Chester PA with Get Well Gabby.....AND in Cape Coral, FL with Caleb's Crusade Against Childhood Cancer!  Magic indeed.  Join Caleb's on Sunday December 8th for our Annual Breakfast w/ Santa & Mrs. Claus. Free pictures with Santa (please bring your own camera) Crafts for the kids, and Face painting.  Pancakes and drinks and Santa AND helping families dealing with pediatric cancer for $5?! Sign me up!


“My name is Carson Leslie, and I have been battling brain and spine cancer for the past three years. I love sports, babies and Mexican food. I have written a book to give a voice to the teenagers and children who have cancer but are unable to express how such an illness affects their personal, social, physical and emotional life. I want others to understand how to be a better friend to someone he/she knows that has a life threatening disease. I believe my story will give readers a new perspective on the importance of how words and/or actions affect those around them. I wish to make a difference, and I know others my age want to do the same. Maybe after they read my book they will discover how to live the struggle…”

Carson's book "Carry Me" is available from the Carson Leslie Foundation here.


Our friends at MaxLove Foundation were kind enough to share a Holiday Shopping that they composed!  More power to you if you're listed twice!  Thanks again to Max Love!

MaxLove Brand offers an amazing array of headwear and accessories, all supporting families in their efforts to thrive against childhood cancers. 100% of all net proceeds benefit MaxLove Project and our partner nonprofits! More than a gift, giving MaxLove gives the gift of hope. We're thrilled to have the opportunity to highlight a number of incredible initiatives and product lines designed to raise funds and awareness for our cause. We'd love to see our communities -- family, friends, and allies -- giving gifts this holiday season that support all of our partners in the pediatric cancer community. Together we give hope!

Gift Giving with Our Friends

 

Meet Our Friends!
(Featured from the top row, left to right)
  1. Support groundbreaking pediatric brain cancer research with each purchase of a gorgeous heirloom jewelry piece. We are proud to support the PRET*TY collection by our friends at the Ty Louis Campbell Foundation

  2. Be a part of the movement to unlock the keys to the most aggressive and deadly form of pediatric brain cancer, DIPG. Support the McKenna Claire Foundation and check out their Shine Shop for amazing tee shirts and jewelry. 

  3. Support Kai's Village and contribute to community-based care for families facing the challenges of disability and serious illness. Donate to score this adorable tote (via donation)!

  4. Score a beautiful Lucy's Love Bus tote via support to their Indiegogo campaign. Lucy's Love Bus delivers comfort and quality of life to pediatric cancer patients by providing funds for free integrative therapies.

  5. We love Gamerosity tee shirts! Gamerosity is a nonprofit organization that changes the treatment experience for little heroes kicking cancer's butt!

  6. Snuggle up with a Binkeez for Comfort premium blanket and support their efforts to bring comfort to individuals experiencing health issues, particularly children in hospitals and hospice facilities in the U.S.

  7. We couldn't say more amazing things about our friends at the Cloud b company! Cloud b is where good sleep begins. This amazing company has been supporting MaxLove Project for the past two years, donating over $100,000 worth of Twilight Turtles to our Love + Light Initiative. When you experience a child comforted by the "healing stars" in the hospital, you know these comforting buddies would be great for all children seeking comfort in the dark. 

  8. Gabe's Chemo Duck is a soft, cuddly companion that provides huggable hope and alleviates fear and anxiety. Give Chemo Duck gear to support huggable hope for children fighting cancer!


Last year, a little cancer fighter made a wish to see snow for her 5th birthday.  Her wish was answered by some incredible people and the community came together to celebrate.  This year, we are inviting you all back to where the magic happened!  Team G Foundation and Jacob's Heart Children's Cancer Support are joining forces to hold this event together to continue the fight against childhood cancer.   Please join us for a benefit fundraiser at Sky Park in Scott's Valley (Santa Cruz, CA) for another incredible day in the snow.  

SANTA is planning to make a special appearance and will be handing out candy canes! There will be food available for purchase by Dawgs Hotdogs, Cutesy Cupcakes, and Surf City Coffee Company.  Holiday shopping will be available from Stella & Dot, Scotts Valley Spa, and more! AND....we will have an amazing RAFFLE!  Some of the winning items are as follows: bikes, snowboards, Shark’s tickets, gift cards, hotel stays and more!  100% of the proceeds will go directly to children fighting cancer. December 20th from 11am to 3pm at Sky Park in Scotts Valley, Ca. Learn more at Gabriella’s Snow Day!


Fitzgerald Cancer Fund is pleased to announce that tis Second Annual Arts and Artifacts Auction is Here! Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our first annual Arts and Artifacts Auction last year! We were so glad to start things off this way. We raised over $1400 for kids with Neuroblastoma!

We will be having two auctions this year - our online auction (same format as last year) December 1 - 10. The silent auction will be held with a dinner event on January 7th. To donate an item to either auction, please email us at info@fitzgeraldcancerfund.org.  Click HERE to view a printable FLYER for the event! Visit the auction and get your gifts at Arts and Artifacts!  There are some fun items on there and a little something for everyone.  All proceeds raised from this auction will go towards our Parent Grant program to financially help families battling Neuroblastoma. And all donations, as always, are tax deductible.


In hindsight, this cancer dad realized that during his daughter’s 12 year fight with neuroblastoma they had to make some of the most important decisions up front, when they knew the least. They just completed a booklet, Steps to Hope, aimed to help those affected with neuroblastoma, other pediatric cancers and adult cancers find answers. This booklet is about creating an understanding that doctors and medical centers you go to can make a huge difference in your battle with cancer. He believes that if you spend one afternoon identifying the key centers for your disease that can confirm your diagnosis and give you their recommendations on what would be the best treatments for your child, you can increase the probabilities of a great outcome.   Steps to Hope will help you find those key centers, and how to communicate with them.



For the really, really hard to buy for, or if NOTHING catches your eye, you can always buy a Hyundai (Hyundai Hope on Wheels) or Dell (Dell funds fight against childhood cancer), and tell the sales people WHY you are doing it!  Thanks to two great corporate sponsors fighting childhood cancer.

 

 


Happy Holidays.
PAC2.

 

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