Leaps of Love 2015 – A Year to Embrace

Leaps of Love will be embracing our 5th year in existence on May 10, 2015!!!!

With that being said, we would like to THANK each and everyone of you for the support you have given us along the way.  We hope to continue our relationship and to grow our mission of embracing childhood cancer families by providing hope, strength and encouragement to meet the challenges they face today as well as the long-term effects of tomorrow!

2015 Calendar of Events

April 10 – 12:  St. Charles Family Weekend Retreat

April 18:  NCCS Beyond the Cure Conference

May 16:  BEAT Picnic

June 12 – 14:  ARCH Retreat, Young Adult Childhood Cancer Survivors

August 1:  LOL Night At The Races

October 10 – 12:  Hannibal Family Weekend Retreat

October 23 – 25:  Bereavement Retreat

December 31:  NYE Family Celebration

2015 Calendar of Fundraisers

January 19 – 24:  Toy/Supply Drive for STL Children’s hospitals, Highland, IL

March 13 & 14:  Local Musicians Charity Fundraiser, Turner Hall, Quincy, IL

March 21:  Crawl for a Cause, Edwardsville, IL

March 28:  40 Frame Game Bowling, Highland, IL

April 24:  LOL Derby Dance Party, Fairmount Park, Collinsville, IL

May 5:  Give STL Day!

September 6:  Yard Olympics, Zobrist Motorsports Complex, Highland, IL

October 16:  Nine at Night Golf Tournament, Carlyle Golf Club, Carlyle, IL

November 6:  $10,000 Dinner Dance, Lindendale Park Ballroom, Highland, IL

If you would like to help in raising funds for LOL, please contact your nearest LOL office: St. Louis Region * 618.410.7212     River City Region * 573.221.4409 OR info@leapsoflove.org

ARCH Retreat (Achieving Recovery from Cancer to Health) June 12-14, 2015

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The ARCH Retreat has been designed to benefit young adult childhood cancer survivors (18-30) and connect them with each other which will improve their social lives; support them with their medical and vocational issues; and assist them with any after care concerns that may arise.  This year the focus was on sharing their stories to improve on emotional issues, fertility, sexuality and nutrition.  As well as workshops, the participants were also offered a unique challenge of high ropes and zip lining.  Each survivor had the opportunity to push themselves to do something they would never do outside the retreat or push themselves to a place they were before cancer entered their lives.  This unique retreat experience for young adult survivors provided the opportunity to connect and receive support from their peers that is still needed despite finishing treatment of cancer.

To register for the 2015 Summer Retreat, please fill out the “Retreat Interest Form” from the “Forms” menu above.

LOL Night at the Races – August 1, 2015

Leaps of Love Night At The Races!!!

Gates Open @ 3pm * Grandstands Open @ 5:30pm * Pill Draw Ends @ 6pm * Races Start @ 6:30pm

This will be a day of fun for the LOL families and participants that evening.  Meet & Greet with the drives, racing games in the afternoon, dinner at the track and much, much more!

There will also be a Bone Marrow Drive going on during the race…You could       logo-bethematch


Hannibal Family Weekend Retreat (Fall 2015)



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 9th until Sunday afternoon, October 11th.  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.