MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

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As we wrap up our ‘SHARE YOUR LOVE’ Program, I have to admit that this year has overwhelmed us with so many blessings and emotions that we cannot even begin to explain!

We cannot THANK all our supporters enough for the contributions and donations that were given this Holiday Season to love on our LOL families in need.

27 families were ‘loved’ in several different ways…St. Louis Blues hockey games, Christmas light outings, pizza parties, shopping trips, dinner & movies, Christmas dinners, Spa treatments, limo rides, cookies, help with utility bills, Santa deliveries, Frozen tickets, Monster Jam tickets, Supercross tickets and many, many gifts.

The warmth of delivering these goodies to the families is just a small way for us to help these families struggling with childhood cancer over the Holiday Season.

Now onto ringing in the New Year with several of our LOL families!

Thanks again for all your support and we look forward to sharing 2015 with all of YOU!!

 

 

B.E.A.T. Support Group – 1/10/15

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

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Parent Education Session Topic:  Understanding and Managing Treatment Related Complications and Medical Late Effects

Teen Education Topic:  How to Manage the Emotions Experienced with a Diagnosis of a Brain Tumor

RSVP closing date is January 7, to ensure adequate childcare for children’s activities and lunch

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

Save the following dates in 2015…

March 21 – May 16 (Resource Fair) – July 25 – September 19 – October (TBD) – November 14

Supplies Needed on an Ongoing Basis

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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

St. Charles Family Weekend Retreat (Spring 2015)

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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 10th until Sunday afternoon, April 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.

Register Now

ARCH Retreat (Achieving Recovery from Cancer to Health) 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.