Love Your Melon Day Brings Joy to Children Battling Cancer Across the Nation

Love Your Melon, an apparel brand dedicated to making a meaningful impact in the lives of children battling cancer, is bringing smiles to many faces with their celebration of Love Your Melon Day on October 19. This annual celebration brings thousands of college students, who make up Love Your Melon's Campus Crews, to over 150 hospitals and Ronald McDonald Houses across the country. Their goal is to provide therapeutic experiences, encouragement and beanies to children staying at or visiting the hospital during treatment.

Many locations will also be hosting a book reading of Love Your Melon's brand new children's book, The Adventures of the SuperCrew, which recently launched on October 17. The book is designed to provide a therapeutic experience for children battling pediatric cancer while empowering children everywhere to overcome fear and discouragement amidst difficult things in their lives.

Love Your Melon Day began in 2013 to celebrate the inception of Love Your Melon, a company founded in 2012 by Zachary Quinn and Brian Keller while the two were in college. Since the company's beginning, Love Your Melon has given more than 110,00 beanies to children across the country battling cancer and more than 2.6 million dollars to the fight against pediatric cancer. Love Your Melon apparel is sold at loveyourmelon.com and 50% of profit is given to Love Your Melon's nonprofit partners in the fight against pediatric cancer.

This year, Love Your Melon Day activities will be held at the following locations:

Alabama

  • Ronald McDonald House of Alabama

Arizona

  • Ronald McDonald House Phoenix
  • Banner Children's at Banner Thunderbird
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital
  • Diamond Children's Hospital

California

  • Loma Linda Children's Hospital
  • Sutter Children's Center
  • Children's Hospital of Orange County
  • Rady Children's Hospital
  • Valley Children's Hospital
  • Miller Children's Hospital
  • UC Davis Children's Hospital
  • Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Colorado

  • Colorado Children's Hospital
  • Ronald McDonald House Denver

Connecticut

  • Connecticut Children's Medical Center
  • Yale New Haven Hospital

Delaware

  • Alfred I. Dupont Hospital for Children

Florida

  • Florida Hospital for Children
  • St. Joseph's Children's Hospital
  • Palm Beach Children's Hospital
  • UF Health Shands Children's Hospital
  • Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
  • Holtz Children's Hospital

Georgia

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta - Scottish Rite Hospital
  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta - Egleston Hospital
  • Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital

Hawaii

  • Kapi'olani Medical Center

Iowa

  • Mercy Medical Center
  • University of Iowa Children's Hospital
  • Blank Children's Hospital

Illinois

  • Loyola University Medical Center
  • Advocate Christ Medical Center
  • Lurie Children's Hospital
  • Comer Children's Hospital
  • HSHS St. John's Hospital
  • Children's Hospital of Illinois
  • Ronald McDonald House Loyola
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Indiana

  • Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University
  • Lutheran Children's Hospital
  • Ronald McDonald House Evansville
  • Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent's
  • Memorial Hospital of South Bend
  • Ronald McDonald House at Riley's Children

Kansas

  • Wesley Children's Hospital
  • Stormont Vail Hospital
  • Ronald McDonald House Wichita-Midtown

Louisiana

  • Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center

Massachusets

  • Dana Farber's - Jimmy Fund Clinic
  • Floating Hospital for Children
  • Franciscan Children's Hospital
  • Christopher's Haven
  • Baystate Children's Hospital
  • Boston Children's Hospital
  • Johns Hopkins Children's Center
  • University of Maryland Children's Hospital
  • Samuelson Children's Hospital at Sinai

Maine

Michigan

  • Helen DeVos Hospital for Children
  • Sparrow Children's Hospital
  • Bronson Methodist Hospital
  • Children's Hospital of Michigan
  • Mott Children's Hospital

Minnesota

  • Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center
  • University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital
  • Children's Minnesota - St. Paul
  • Children's Minnesota - Minneapolis
  • Ronald McDonald House Oak Street
  • Ronald McDonald House Rochester
  • Mayo Clinic Children's Center

Missouri

  • Children's Mercy Hospital
  • Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital
  • Children's Hospital of St. Louis
  • University of Missouri Children's Hospital

Montana

  • Ronald McDonald House Western Montana

North Carolina

  • Duke Hospital for Children

North Dakota

  • Sanford Children's Hospital - Fargo

Nebraska

  • Children's Hospital and Medical Center

New Hampshire

  • Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock

New Jersey

  • Children's Specialized Hospital
  • The Valerie Fund - Newark Beth Israel
  • Goryeb Children's Hospital
  • Hovnanian Children's Hospital

New Mexico

  • University of New Mexico Children's Hospital

Nevada

  • Children's Hospital of Nevada
  • Ronald McDonald House Reno
  • Sunrise Children's Hospital

New York

  • Cohen Children's Medical Center
  • SUNY Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital
  • Brooklyn Hospital Center
  • The Melodies Center at Albany Medical
  • Kravis Children's at Mount Sinai
  • Ronald McDonald House Rochester
  • Blythedale Children's Hospital
  • Phyllis & David Komansky Center for Children's Health
  • Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical
  • Children's Hospital at Montefiore
  • Ronald McDonald House Long Island

Ohio

  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Toledo Children's Hospital
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital
  • Dayton Children's Hospital
  • Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital
  • Ronald McDonald House Cleveland
  • Ronald McDonald House Dayton
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital
  • Akron Children's Hospital

Oklahoma

  • The Children's Hospital at Saint Francis

Oregon

  • Randall Children's Hospital
  • Doernbecher Children's Hospital

Pennsylvania

  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Penn State Children's Hospital
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Ronald McDonald House Pittsburgh
  • Ronald McDonald House Scranton
  • Janet Weis Children's Hospital
  • St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

Rhode Island

  • Hasbro Children's Hospital

South Carolina

  • BI-LO Charities Children's Cancer Center
  • Palmetto Health Children's Hospital
  • MUSC Children's Hospital

South Dakota

  • Ronald McDonald house South Dakota - Lake Avenue

Tennessee

  • Children's Hospital at Erlanger
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Vanderbilt Children's Hospital

Texas

  • Methodist Children's Hospital
  • Cook Children's Hospital
  • Texas Children's Hospital
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Dell Children's Hospital
  • Ronald McDonald House Houston
  • Medical City Children's Hospital
  • Ronald McDonald House Fort Worth

Utah

  • Ronald McDonald House Salt Lake City

Virginia

  • Carilion Children's Hospital
  • Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters
  • INOVA Children's Hospital

Vermont

  • University of Vermont Medical Center

Washington

  • Mary Bridge Children's Hospital
  • Seattle Children's Hospital
  • Ronald McDonald House Seattle

Washington DC

  • Ronald McDonald House Washington DC

Wisconsin

  • American Family Children's Hospital
  • Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Ronald McDonald House Marshfield

West Virginia

  • Hoops Family Children's Hospital
  • WVU Children's Hospital
  • Ronald McDonald House Morgantown

To learn more about Love Your Melon, visit loveyourmelon.com.

ABOUT LOVE YOUR MELON

Love Your Melon is an apparel brand dedicated to giving a hat to every child battling cancer in America as well as supporting nonprofit organizations who lead the fight against pediatric cancer. Zachary Quinn and Brian Keller founded the company in 2012 while the two were sophomores in college. To date, over 110,000 beanies have been given and more than $2.6 million has been given to fund cancer research initiatives. Fifty percent (50%) of profit from the sale of all Love Your Melon products is given to Love Your Melon's nonprofit partners in the fight against pediatric cancer. More information on Love Your Melon can be found at loveyourmelon.com. Follow Love Your Melon on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

SOURCE: BUSINESS WIRE. ©2017 Business Wire



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