Remember, Giving Tuesday is November 29, 2016

Mark your calendars! Giving Tuesday is November 29, 2016. Be sure you give to CHIX 4 a Cause on that day. Help us reach our goal of raising $5,000 or more to help cancer patients in your community!

Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y in New York City. It’s a way of bringing back the spirit of helping during the holiday season. Giving Tuesday is always the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and serves as a reminder to help others in need by giving our time and resources.

CHIX 4 a Cause is asking for your donation on Giving Tuesday. Your generosity will benefit cancer patients through 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.

Celebrate the season of giving by donating to CHIX 4 a Cause on Giving Tuesday. Visit http://www.chix4acause.org and help us reach our goal of $5,000 or more. On behalf of cancer patients in your community, we thank you for your generosity.

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Remember, Giving Tuesday is November 29, 2016

We’re Thankful You’re Helping Cancer Patients in Your Community

Happy Thanksgiving from CHIX 4 a Cause! We’re thankful for donors like you who are helping cancer patients in your community through 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.

As an additional way of giving thanks this holiday, visit http://www.chix4acause.org and donate in honor or memory of a loved one affected by cancer. On behalf of cancer patients in your community, we thank you for your generosity.

We’re Thankful You’re Helping Cancer Patients in Your Community

Join Us Online for Our 2nd Annual L’BRI Pure n’ Natural Fundraiser

Who: You, your family & friends
What: 2nd Annual L’BRI Pure n’ Natural Fundraiser
Where: http://www.naturalskinbylisa.lbri.com; enter 29351 in the “show” section at checkout
When: November 13-27, 2016
Why: 10% of sales benefit CHIX 4 a Cause

Pamper yourself with L’BRI Pure n’ Natural products while helping cancer patients in your community! From November 13-27, 2016, visit http://www.naturalskinbylisa.lbri.com and shop for natural, aloe-based products that enhance the look and feel of your skin. Be sure you enter 29351 in the “show” section at checkout. Ten percent of all sales go to CHIX 4 a Cause’s 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.

This is the perfect time to shop for Christmas gifts from the comfort of your home. For additional information, visit http://www.chix4acause.org today!

Join Us Online for Our 2nd Annual L’BRI Pure n’ Natural Fundraiser

Thank You, Nikaya, for Sharing Your Gifts of Love Experience

Nikaya was referred to CHIX 4 a Cause by a social worker at her doctor’s office. Because Nikaya hadn’t worked with a nonprofit organization before, she had no idea what to expect from our services.

Nikaya was surprised by our Gifts of Love program. During her talk with our Gifts of Love coordinator, she mentioned she loves eating at Olive Garden. Dining out gives Nikaya something fun to do while she’s not attending numerous doctors’ appointments, which take up much of her time. When Jillian Clark, founder and CEO of CHIX 4 a Cause, delivered Nikaya’s Gifts of Love, Nikaya was thrilled to receive two gift cards for Olive Garden. She felt we listened to her and cared about making her happy during her challenging time.

Nikaya was delighted to receive gas cards as well. She sees doctors in multiple locations, which consumes much gas as she drives to and from their offices. In the past, Nikaya’s had to reschedule doctor appointments that came before the days she receives her monthly income.

Other Gifts of Love Nikaya received included an iTunes gift card for purchasing her favorite music; an

essential oil specially blended to provide cancer patients emotional healing; and a necklace with the word “HOPE,” which has always been an inspiring word for her.

Perhaps the most meaningful Gift Nikaya received was a prayer shawl. She had always wanted a prayer shawl, which she sees on the majority of cancer patients where she receives treatment, but she didn’t know where to get one. Nikaya said the prayer shawl is very calming. She feels very special wearing it, especially when she walks among cancer treatment rooms. Nikaya becomes cold during each treatment, and although blankets are provided, a prayer shawl is easier to carry around and much more meaningful to wear.

Nikaya enjoyed having a burden lifted off her shoulders when receiving her Gifts of Love. She felt very happy and thought-about, knowing that somebody cares enough to help someone who’s going through a difficult time. Our Gifts of Love are helping Nikaya stay strong and positive during her battle with cancer.

Nikaya excitedly shared her experience in depth with her social worker so her social worker can refer more cancer patients to CHIX 4 a Cause. Nikaya is thankful for our organization and looks forward to participating in future fundraisers. She highly recommends our services to cancer patients and their families.

You can make a difference in the life of a cancer patient in your community. Donate to CHIX 4 a Cause through 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.

Make a difference in the life of a cancer patient in your community. Visit http://www.chix4acause.org today. On behalf of Nikaya and other cancer patients, we thank you for your generosity.

Thank You, Nikaya, for Sharing Your Gifts of Love Experience

Community Donation Day Is November 14

Mark your calendars! Healing Elements Day Spa in West Bend, WI, is having Community Donation Days. On November 14, 2016, 10% of sales, including gift cards, will be donated to CHIX 4 a Cause! For more information, visit http://www.hedayspa.com.

Go get that massage, facial, manicure, pedicure, haircut, or other service you’ve been wanting. Purchase gift cards for Christmas presents. Proceeds help cancer patients in your community through CHIX 4 a Cause’s 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.

If you can’t make it to Healing Elements Day Spa on November 14, donations to CHIX 4 a Cause are always welcome at http://www.chix4acause.org. On behalf of cancer patients in your community, we thank you for your generosity.

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Community Donation Day Is November 14

Thank You to Menasha Corp for Our $1,000 Grant

Thanks to one of our individual supporters, Menasha Corp awarded CHIX 4 a Cause a $1,000 grant! Through this generous donation, even more cancer patients in your community are being helped through 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.

Just like Menasha Corp, you can make a difference in the life of cancer patients in your community. Visit www.chix4acause.org today. On behalf of cancer patients in your community, we thank you for your generosity.

Thank You to Menasha Corp for Our $1,000 Grant

Thank You for a Successful 9th Annual Cancer Ride

Thanks to JoAnn Roller, the Kettle Moraine All-Terrain Vehicle Association (KMATVA), and everyone who participated in our 9 th Annual Cancer Ride on October 8, 2016, over $23,200 was raised for CHIX 4 a Cause!

The Annual Cancer Ride began in 2007 through the generosity of JoAnn Roller, one of KMATVA’s board of directors. JoAnn, whose family members are avid ATV riders, wanted to use her passion to make a difference in her community. She knew October is the month in which people heavily promote cancer awareness. Through an online search, she discovered CHIX 4 a Cause. JoAnn liked the fact that we’re a small, local organization helping cancer patients in the Greater Milwaukee area and beyond. She quickly reached out to Jillian Clark, founder/CEO of CHIX 4 a Cause.

Upon meeting for lemonade, JoAnn and Jillian quickly came up with the idea for an Annual

Cancer Ride benefitting CHIX 4 a Cause. Because Washington County, WI, has only winter ATV trails, JoAnn got in touch with Carol Lepkowski, co-owner of Mountain Springs Motel and Campground in Suring, WI, and asked if the campground would accommodate riders one October weekend annually. The Dusty Trails ATV Trail System, which covers over 500 miles of marked trails and forest roads, is accessible from Mountain Springs. Carol was delighted to help out, so JoAnn and she worked out the details.

Upon talking about her plans to fill the motel with ATV riders for the Annual Cancer Ride, people said JoAnn was crazy. Why would so many riders from Washington County, WI, where KMATVA is located, travel hours north to Oconto County, WI? How did JoAnn intend to cover the costs for food, supplies, and other necessities? What was she thinking planning such a huge event with no guaranteed success?

Thankfully, JoAnn ignored the naysayers and proceeded with what her inner voice was instructing her to do. She reached out to various groups of people and businesses for assistance with finances and supplies for the Annual Cancer Ride. The people and businesses happily provided what she needed, and introduced her to many more supporters along the way. Through everyone’s hard work, JoAnn consistently receives everything she needs to host the Annual Cancer Ride. In addition, the amount of money raised each year is often double the amount raised the previous year.

JoAnn stated that the camaraderie she feels with the increasing number of riders each year is unbelievable. Whether the weather is sunny, rainy, or cold, loyal riders and their family and friends show up for the Annual Cancer Ride. JoAnn’s impressed with the riders’ loyalty and the fact that once they come, they continue coming and bringing more riders each year.

The Annual Cancer Ride includes more than just a fun-filled day of riding ATVs with family and friends. Participants also enjoy food & beverages, games, silent auctions, raffles, and more.

There are even prizes for the participant bringing in the largest amount of pledges before the big event.

If you missed our Annual Cancer Ride, you can still contribute to CHIX 4 a Cause at www.chix4acause.org. On behalf of cancer patients in your community, we thank you for your generosity.

Thank You for a Successful 9th Annual Cancer Ride