B.E.A.T. Support Group – September 20, 2014


B.E.A.T. (Brain Tumor Education and Therapy) Support Group

Parent Education Topic – Strategies for Nutrition

Teen Education Topic – Everything You Want to Know About Nutrition, Weight Loss and Weight Gain

Children (Patient & Sibling) Sessions – Home Depot Project & Horticulture Activity

If you would like more information on the BEAT Support Group, please contact Moroline at 314-454-5196 or mxw2044@bjc.org

Save The Date – October 18, 2014 – Parent’s Night Out!

Hannibal Family Weekend Retreat (Fall 2014)


Leaps of Love would like to invite all families dealing with late effects of childhood cancer, to an unforgettable weekend away in Hannibal, Missouri for FREE!!

Late-effects can include damage to the brain, eyesight, and hearing; affect muscle and bone growth and development; the heart; teeth; reproductive and respiratory systems…simply to name a few.  Beyond the physical affects, emotional issues may also occur.

You will begin enjoying your weekend on Friday evening, October 10th until Sunday afternoon, October 12th.  Lodging, food, sightseeing and meeting other families will be just some of the fun you will experience.

The focus of this retreat is to connect you with other families struggling with similar situations and to make everlasting friends that will provide hope, strength and encouragement for years to come.

To register your family for the upcoming Fall Retreat, please fill out the “Retreat Interest Form” from the Forms menu above.

Share Your Love Program – Holiday Family Adoption

 Share Your Love


(Holiday Adoption Program)

Leaps of Love has a different approach to helping families during the Holiday Season.  For the past 4 years, we have concentrated on what we can do to help these families with provision that help strengthen the family unit and experience togetherness that is sometimes strained in their situations.

Some of our thoughts include having a family portrait taken, sending the family to dinner and a movie; purchasing theatre tickets, providing sporting event tickets, special event tickets; gift certificates to restaurants, Dave & Buster’s, Chuck E Cheese, The Incredible Pizza Co.  These are just a few ideas that will give the family a chance to be together as a family to enjoy various traditional family activities during the Holidays that they don’t otherwise get to enjoy.  These special times together will only bring the family closer!

We are also open to helping the families with other needs that may arise, such as helping with gifts, clothing and food but our main focus is to help provide experiences and activities the whole family can enjoy together.

If you would like to participated in our ‘Share Your Love’ Program, please contact us info@leapsoflove.org or Traci (618) 410-7212

For those who are hard to buy for, consider making a donation in honor of them or in memory of someone special as a gift this season.

All families are strictly confidential with the LOL Organization and the laws that apply.

Supplies Needed on an Ongoing Basis


The following is a list of items and supplies that we need on an ongoing basis.

Office Supplies:

  • Blank DVD discs
  • Highlighters/Sharpies
  • Notepads
  • Paper Clips
  • Pencils/Pens
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Scissors
  • Stapler/Staples
  • Tape (all kinds)

Clinic/Retreat Supplies:

  • Beads/Bead Kits
  • Books
  • Board Games
  • Coloring Books
  • Crayons/Markers
  • Colored Pencils
  • Construction Paper
  • Glue/Glue Sticks
  • Craft Kits
  • Gas Cards
  • Hand Held Games
  • Playing/Magic Cards
  • Puzzles

Medical Travel Container Supplies:

  • BandAids
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Ice Pack(s)
  • Kleenex
  • Otoscope
  • Q-Tips
  • Stethoscope
  • Sting Eez
  • Tampons
  • Thermometer
  • Tweezers

Client/Family Support:

  • Restaurant Gift Cards
  • Movie Tickets
  • DVD’s
  • Sporting Event Tickets
  • Wii Games (therapists are recommending these more and more for their therapy sessions)
  • Wal-Mart Gift Cards
  • Gas Cards
  • Grocery Store Cards