Help make memories in 2018

Thanks to supporters like YOU, 23 new families have been added to the Leaps of Love family since January. On behalf of them, thank you for supporting our mission to truly embrace families affected by childhood brain tumors and late-effects of childhood cancer.

Numerous fundraisers throughout the year have brought a lot of new exposure to Leaps of Love as well as adding LOL to a few more area Chambers. Along with reaching out, LOL has also found a ‘new’ home at 1005B Broadway, Highland, IL 62249. Please make sure to stop in and visit next time you are in the area!

This year has been a ‘wild’ one, to say the least, which only means FUN in our eyes.   A larger than normal Spring Retreat, an overwhelming amount of inpatient kids for the LOL Easter Bunny to visit, laughter at our Good Grief Luncheon, some interesting talks at the ARCH Retreat, lots of exposure for Childhood Cancer at the Gateway Grizzlies Stadium, LOL models strutting their stuff at the Fashion for LOL show, excitement at the dirt track for the LOL Night at the Races and now we are wrapping up adopting 18 families for the Share Your Love Program (Holiday adoptions).

Every day, your support increases our opportunities to reach out and embrace more families that are being diagnosed at an alarming rate.

Today, we are launching our 2017 Year-End Campaign. Our goal for this campaign is to raise $40,000 by January 31, 2018. If we raise that amount, we will be able to securely lock in our four main retreats for 2018:

Spring Retreat – for families affected by brain tumors

A.R.C.H. Retreat – for young adult childhood cancer survivors

Fall Retreat – for families affected by late-effects of childhood cancer

Good Grief Getaway – for parents that lost a child to childhood cancer

Would you be willing to make a special year-end donation of $50, $100 or whatever you can afford to help us meet our goal?

We simply can’t do it without YOU. Your support will make a real, lasting impact on the families we embrace throughout the year and beyond.

Thank you for your continued support and friendship!

Leaps of Love


February 9-11, 2018 – Good Grief Getaway

Lake Ozark, MO

April 13-15, 2018 – Spring Family Weekend Retreat

St. Charles, MO

May 2, 2018 – Give STL Day

June 8-10, 2018 – A.R.C.H. Retreat

Westport Plaza, St. Louis, MO

Saturday, August 4, 2018 – LOL Night At The Races

Highland Speedway, Highland, IL

Sunday, September 2, 2018 – Yard Olympics

Zobrist Motorsports, Highland, IL

Friday, October 19, 2018 – LOL Nine at Night Golf

Carlyle Lake Golf Course, Carlyle, IL

November 2, 2018 – $10,000 Dinner Dance

Share Your Love Program – Holiday Adoptions

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The “Good Grief” Getaway is designed to connect parents that have lost their child to childhood cancer.  As we all grieve differently, LOL focuses on grieving in a “Good ” way!

If you lost your child to childhood cancer or know someone who has, please contact the Leaps of Love office @ 618.410.7212

St. Charles Family Weekend Retreat (Spring 2018)



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 13th until Sunday afternoon, April 15th.  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.

Give STL Day – May 2

 Give STL Day is Back!
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The St. Louis region will be back in business for another Give STL Day and LEAPS OF LOVE is excited to be part of this day again!
Join us for a 24-hour giving event with local impact.

There will be prizes and incentives awarded throughout the day to nonprofits and drawings for Cardinals tickets for donors.

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ARCH Retreat (Achieving Recovery from Cancer to Health) June 8-10, 2018

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.

To register for the 2018 Summer Retreat, please fill out the “Retreat Interest Form” from the “Forms” menu above.