Leaps of Love 2015 – 5 Years and Growing!!

As we celebrated our 5 Yr. Anniversary, we took a look back at what we have already accomplished and are BLESSED beyond words!  THANK YOU all for your support and we look forward to many more years of fulfilling our mission!!!

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 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

November 14:  7th Annual Benefit Auction, Hannibal, MO

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

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 5 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.


Gift Cards – Gas (BP, Shell, Casey’s, QuikTrip, etc.), Grocery (Aldi’s, ShopNSave, Schnucks,Wal-Mart, etc.), Restaurants (Red Lobster, Applebee’s, Cracker Barrel, etc.)

Toiletries – Cleaning Supplies – normal, everyday items that we take for granted but add up in expenses.

Gift cards – Sports Authority, Finish Line, Nike, Papaya, Game Stop, Kohl’s, etc.

All items needed by Tuesday 12/15/15.  For pick up or delivery, contact Traci @ (618) 410-7212

B.E.A.T. Support Group


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

This support group is open to ALL Brain Tumor families regardless of place of treatment!  Education sessions are also available via live streaming from your computer even if your are unable to attend.

For more information, you may contact Moroline Whittington, LCSW at 314.454.5196 or mxw2044@bjc.org

2016 meeting dates available soon!!

St. Charles Family Weekend Retreat (Spring 2016)



Leaps of Love would like to invite all Neuro-Oncology families to an unforgettable weekend away in St. Charles, Missouri for FREE!!

You will begin enjoying your weekend on Friday evening, April 8th until Sunday afternoon, April 10th.  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 Spring Retreat, please fill out the “Retreat Interest Form” from the Forms menu above.