We Need Your Help! We Are Still Looking for a 3-Wheeled Bike and Theater Tickets

We appreciate how generous you are in giving your time and monetary donations to help cancer patients in your community. Now we need your help securing a three-wheeled bike and professional-theater tickets for two local cancer patients as part of our Gifts of Love program.

Gifts of Love are unique to each cancer patient’s needs and help improve their emotional well-being. Typical Gifts include mortgage or rent assistance, gas or grocery cards, a family weekend away, theater or concert tickets, or taxi or bus passes. Gifts of Love can go a long way toward improving a patient’s quality of life at a time when help is needed not only due to mounting medical bills, but also as they struggle with the realities of a cancer diagnosis.

The three-wheeled bike is requested for an adult female who loves riding but needs more stability to keep her balance. The professional-theater tickets are for a woman who enjoys plays and musicals performed at the Schauer Arts Center in Hartford, WI; Riverside Theater in Milwaukee; Milwaukee Repertory Theater; Skylight Music Theatre in Milwaukee; Marcus Center for the Performing Arts in Milwaukee; or The Fireside Theatre in Fort Atkinson, WI.

Any assistance with securing these items for a small fee to the owner or as a donation to CHIX 4 a Cause is greatly appreciated.

Leads, questions, and donations may be directed through our website at http://www.chix4acause.org. As always, we thank you for your generous support of cancer patients in your community.

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We Need Your Help! We Are Still Looking for a 3-Wheeled Bike and Theater Tickets

Thank You to West Bend Mutual Insurance Company for a $2,000 Grant

CHIX 4 a Cause extends a warm thank you to West Bend Mutual Insurance Company for a $2,000 grant to help purchase Gifts of Love Box materials.

Gifts of Love Boxes are an extension of our current Gifts of Love program. Gifts of Love are unique to each cancer patient’s needs and help improve their emotional well-being. Typical Gifts include mortgage or rent assistance, gas or grocery cards, a family weekend away, theater or concert tickets, or taxi or bus passes. Gifts of Love can go a long way toward improving a patient’s quality of life at a time when help is needed not only due to mounting medical bills, but also as they struggle with the realities of a cancer diagnosis.

Gifts of Love Boxes will be available for shipping to cancer patients throughout Wisconsin in the near future. We are working diligently on shipping the Boxes nationwide as soon as possible.

Each standard Gifts of Love Box will contain a CHIX band and can coozie; prayer shawl; Divine Angel prayer card; Gifts of Love Essential Oil .5 mL roller in Hope (citrus) or Grace (lavender); two inspirational song CDs; guided meditation CD with handout; inspirational necklace with the word Grace, Hope, or Love; votive candle holder with an inspirational word: Grace, Gratitude, Hope, or Love; votive candle depending on cancer type: violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange, or red; cancer resource guide; and Cure magazine. Breast cancer patients will also receive the book The Blue Tattoo Club: A Breast Cancer Sisterhood by Christy L. Schwan.  

Each customized Gifts of Love Box will include the same items as the standard Box and may include one or more items at additional cost: CHIX branded items: insulated grocery bag or key chain; essential oil diffuser with essential oil in Hope (citrus) or Grace (lavender); essential oil .5 mL bottle in Hope or Grace; and essential oil .5 mL roller in Hope or Grace.

Thank You to West Bend Mutual Insurance Company for a $2,000 Grant

Bring Your Family and Friends to the Motorcycle Races Benefitting CHIX 4 a Cause

WHO: You, your family & friends

WHAT: Supermoto, dual sport, and off-road motorcycle races  

WHERE: Washington County Fair Park & Conference Center, West Bend, WI

WHEN: Saturday August 13, 2016, gates open 10 am, practice noon – 1:30 pm, race 2-4 pm, rain date August 14, 2016

WHY: You’ll help support cancer patients in your community


Bring your family & friends to the annual motorcycle races on August 13, 2016, benefitting CHIX 4 a Cause! You’ll enjoy two hours of action-packed supermoto, dual sport, and off-road motorcycle races covering over one mile of paved and dirt sections of the Washington County Fair Park in West Bend, WI.

Spectators over age 12 are only $5, and 12 & under are FREE! You’ll even be under a covered pavilion and out of the sun.

If you want to participate in the races, you’ll need front brakes, a helmet, gloves, work boots, and knee & upper body protection. No knobby tires are allowed. Cost is $95 for single or multi-rider teams (one low price) and a $10 pit pass for extra riders.

Pre-register for the race at http://tinyurl.com/MotorcycleRaceSummer

You can even camp at the Washington County Fair Park! Contact the facility at262-677-5060 or info@wcfairpark.com

If you have questions about the motorcycle race, contact Scott at 262-689-0809 or emailscottschneiberg297@gmail.com

 CHIX 4 a Cause hopes to see you there!

Bring Your Family and Friends to the Motorcycle Races Benefitting CHIX 4 a Cause

Reduce Your Risk of Getting Cancer

As much as CHIX 4 a Cause enjoys helping cancer patients in the community, we don’t want your name coming up on our list of people in need. Here are six ways you can reduce your risk of getting cancer.

• Eat Healthy Foods
Eating at least 2 ½ cups of fruits and vegetables daily; a variety of whole grain pastas, breads, and cereals; brown rice rather than white rice; and fish or poultry lowers your risk of developing cancer. Reducing or eliminating your consumption of red meat, sweets, and processed foods also decreases your risk of getting cancer.

• Exercise Regularly
Staying physically active reduces your risk of breast, colon, and endometrial/prostate cancer. Adults should engage in moderately-intense activity such as briskly walking for 150 minutes weekly, or vigorous activity such as jogging for 75 minutes weekly. Kids should engage in an hour of moderate or vigorous activity daily and vigorous activity three or more days weekly.

• Maintain a Healthy Weight
Obesity increases your risk of breast, colon, kidney, esophageal, pancreatic, and endometrial cancer. Therefore, maintaining healthy eating and exercise habits helps you maintain a healthy weight and reduces your risk of cancer.

• Limit Consumption of Alcohol
Consuming alcohol increases your risk for breast, mouth, throat, voice box, esophageal, liver, colon, and rectal cancer. Men should have no more than two drinks daily, women no more than one drink daily. One drink is 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1 1/2 ounces of 80-proof liquor.

• Avoid Tobacco
Over three-fourths of deaths due to lung cancer and a large number of deaths related to cancer in general result from using tobacco. Never use tobacco in any form. If you are using tobacco, visit cancer.org/quitsmoking or call the American Cancer Society at 1-800- 227-2345 for help quitting.

• Get Screened for Cancer Regularly
Cancer is more easily treated when it’s caught early. If the disease covers a small area and has not spread, in most cases it’s more easily treated, and you’re more likely to survive. Speak with your physician about getting screened for breast, colon, lung, and cervical/prostate cancer on a regular basis.

If you’re not already implementing these strategies in your daily life, we strongly urge you to start doing so today. To learn more about supporting cancer patients in your community, visit www.chix4acause.org.

Reduce Your Risk of Getting Cancer

Summer Sun Safety

Summer is in full swing, and you’re spending much time outside with your family and friends. Whether you’re swimming, hiking, camping, boating, playing sports, or participating in other fun activities, make sure your family, friends, and you are protected against skin cancer. Because the sun can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes, follow these simple guidelines every time you go outside.

•Shade
Stay in the shade as much as possible to reduce your risk of skin cancer. Bring a beach umbrella or sit under a tree or protective shelter so you’re out of the sun. Wear sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher even when you’re in the shade, as the sun’s rays are everywhere and can still harm you.

•Clothing
Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants or skirts to reduce your exposure to the sun’s rays. Tightly woven material is most protective. Keep your clothes dry, as wet clothes don’t offer as much protection. Also, darker colors appear to protect your skin more than lighter colors. In addition, always wear sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher on exposed skin, such as your face, neck, ears and hands.

•Hat
Wear a hat with a brim that goes all around your head and protects your face, ears, and the back of your neck from the sun. Canvas or another tightly woven material is best. Stay away from straw hats, as the sun’s rays easily come through the holes. Also, darker hats are more protective than lighter hats. If you wear a baseball cap, put sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher on your ears and the back of your neck, and stay in the shade as much as possible.

•Sunglasses
Wear sunglasses that block the sun’s UVA and UVB rays to protect your eyes and the skin around them. Wrap-around sunglasses are best, as they block the sun’s rays on the side of your head as well.

•Sunscreen
Always wear a thick layer of broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher when outside, even if it’s cloudy or you’re in the shade. The sun’s rays are always present and can damage your skin. Most sunscreens absorb, reflect, or scatter the sun’s rays that come into contact with your skin. This helps prevent sunburn as well as skin cancer. Ensure your sunscreen has not reached its expiration date. Also, combine sunscreen with other methods of protection, such as clothing and shade, to minimize your exposure to the sun. Reapply sunscreen every two hours and after sweating, swimming, or toweling off so it remains effective.

You can have summer fun while protecting your loved ones and yourself from the sun’s harmful rays by following these simple steps. For additional ways you can help others, whether through monetary donations or volunteering your time, visit CHIX 4 a Cause at http://www.chix4acause.org.

Summer Sun Safety

Make a Difference in the Lives of Cancer Patients Today

Cancer attacks people’s emotions as it deteriorates their bodies. Negative thoughts like anger and depression begin to set in. Cancer patients may not be able to talk with their family and friends about what they’re experiencing because they never experienced the disease and cannot relate. Families are not always communicative to start with, which makes the emotional chasm wider and deeper.

Isolation from the community can occur for cancer patients as well. They are often stuck inside medical buildings during tests or being asked endless questions by medical experts and social workers. Nausea and fatigue are typical side effects of treatment, keeping cancer patients home while they slowly get rid of the toxic chemicals circulating inside their bodies. Physical changes such as hair loss and skin discoloration are common, causing cancer patients to retreat even further to safe places for fear of being judged or ridiculed.

Thankfully, you can help change cancer patients’ feelings about themselves and their community.

Personalized gifts are the perfect way to lighten cancer patients’ spirits and show they are supported by their family, friends, and community. Receiving tangible, meaningful items creates a lasting memory for cancer patients to turn to when they feel down and desire an immediate pick-me- up.

You can brighten the day of a cancer patient by donating to our Gifts of Love program today.

Gifts of Love are unique to each cancer patient’s needs and help improve their emotional well-being. Typical Gifts include mortgage or rent assistance, gas or grocery cards, a family weekend away, theater or concert tickets, or taxi or bus passes. Gifts of Love can go a long way toward improving a patient’s quality of life at a time when help is needed not only due to mounting medical bills, but also as they struggle with the realities of a cancer diagnosis.

Donate to our Gifts of Love program today. On behalf of cancer patients in your community, we thank you for your support.

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Make a Difference in the Lives of Cancer Patients Today

What Is Most Important to You?

When people are asked what matters most to them, they’ll typically answer “family,” “friends,” “good times” or similar responses.

Cancer patients feel the same way. The only difference is that they may not be able to visit family and friends or participate in fun activities like everyone else. Due to cancer treatments and side effects, patients often face challenges leading fulfilling lives.

Here’s how you can help. Donate to our Gifts of Love program today.

Gifts of Love are unique to each cancer patient’s needs and help improve their emotional well-being. Typical Gifts include mortgage or rent assistance, gas or grocery cards, a family weekend away, theater or concert tickets, or taxi or bus passes. Gifts of Love can go a long way toward improving a patient’s quality of life at a time when help is needed not only due to mounting medical bills, but also as they struggle with the realities of a cancer diagnosis.

Donate to our Gifts of Love program today at http://www.chix4acause.org. On behalf of cancer patients in your community, we thank you for your generosity.

What Is Most Important to You?