Mark Your Calendar for Giving Tuesday!

Giving Tuesday is a worldwide day of sharing, with a focus on working together to change the world.

Celebrated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday is the nonprofit organizations’ response to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday promotes the holiday season by encouraging donations to those in need.

On November 29th, 2016, participate in Giving Tuesday by giving your time and monetary donations to CHIX 4 a Cause. Help make the holiday season a little brighter for cancer patients in your community through our Gifts of Love program. Encourage your family, friends, company, and community to get involved as well.

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.

Promote the season of sharing by donating to CHIX 4 a Cause on Giving Tuesday. On behalf of cancer patients in your community, we thank you for your generosity.

Mark Your Calendar for Giving Tuesday!

Join Us for Our 9th Annual Cancer Ride

Who: You, your family & friends
What: Kettle Moraine ATV Cancer Ride
Where: Mountain Springs Motel and Campground, Suring, WI
When: Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 9 am
Why: Proceeds benefit CHIX 4 a Cause

Kettle Moraine ATV Association, Inc. and CHIX 4 a Cause, Ltd. invite you, your family & friends to our 9th annual Cancer Ride! The ride is being held on the Dusty Trail ATV trail system at Mountain Springs Motel and Campground, 12482 State Highways 64 & 32, in Suring, WI. Donations are only $25 for individuals and $50 for families!

Sign up on Friday, October 7, 2016 from 5 pm to 7 pm or Saturday, October 8 from 7:30 am to 9 am. The drivers’ meeting and group photo will follow Saturday’s registration time. You may ride individually or in groups. KMATVA can even set you up with riding partners.

Dinner begins at 4:30 pm. Drinks and dessert are included!

Games will be offered after dinner!

Judging for the dirtiest machine begins at 6 pm!

There will also be three tables of raffle items! Tickets range from $1 to $20 each. Tickets for raffle items on the first table will be sold at 5:30 pm with drawings beginning at 6 pm. Tickets for the second table’s items will be sold after 6 pm with drawings beginning at 7 pm. Tickets for the final table’s raffle items will be sold after 7 pm with drawings beginning at 8 pm.

There will be a meat raffle as well!

The silent auction ends at 8 pm. Items will be awarded soon after!

You also have the opportunity to win great prizes! Simply print a pledge form from kmatva.com and start securing pledges for CHIX 4 a Cause today. For every $100 you bring in, you receive a ticket to enter in a drawing for one of three prizes. For example, if you bring in $500 in pledges, you receive five tickets that you can enter in any of the drawings.

In addition, a grand prize will go to the individual who brings in the highest amount of pledges! The grand prize has yet to be determined, but may include a two-night stay at Mountain Springs Motel and Campground, a gift certificate to the Weatherwood Supper Club in Mountain, WI, and a $100 gas card!

Visit kmatva.com, email jr42@frontier.com, or call 414/303-9350 for more information. CHIX 4 a Cause hopes to see you there!

 

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Join Us for Our 9th Annual Cancer Ride

What a Day in the Life of a Cancer Patient May Be Like

Each cancer patient’s journey is as unique as the individual fighting the disease. However, what most cancer patients have in common is the debilitating issues that they may be dealing with on a daily basis.

After the initial devastation of receiving a cancer diagnosis, and the urgency of determining a course of treatment, many problems typically remain up in the air.

“How will I pay for treatment?” Even for those fortunate enough to have health insurance, typical plans do not cover all expenses for cancer treatment. Surgery, radiation, transportation to and from appointments, child care, special dietary requirements, and other necessities add up quickly. Because taking time off work decreases a cancer patient’s income, bills tend to pile up, adding to the growing amount of stress that cancer patients face daily.

“Why do I often feel fatigue?” During and after cancer treatment, fatigue is one of the most common side effects patients feel. Fatigue can happen immediately and be overwhelming. As a result, most cancer patients lack energy for participating in activities that they love. Because fatigue can last months after cancer treatment ends, patients often lose interest in family, friends, and activities that used to make them happy.

“What about physical intimacy?” Many cancer patients find their relationships with their partners strained as well. Physical changes, exhaustion, nausea, and pain from treatment greatly affect cancer patients’ self-image. Patients typically have little physical or emotional energy for physical intimacy with their partners. In addition, cancer patients who are single may become preoccupied with the challenges they’ll face when entering into relationships.

Fortunately, you can help cancer patients during their battles by donating to 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.

Donate your time and monetary contributions through http://www.chix4acause.org today. On behalf of cancer patients in your community, we thank you for your generosity.

What a Day in the Life of a Cancer Patient May Be Like

Spring Bling: A Diva Thing Brings in $2,000

Thank you for your participation in Spring Bling: A Diva Thing on April 28, 2016! As a result of your purchases, the Diva Group, consisting of 17 stores and 5 restaurants in downtown West Bend, donated $2,000 to CHIX 4 a Cause. Because of your generosity, we’re able to help even more 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.

You can continue giving generously to our cause through our website. We are always looking for additional volunteers, gift cards for local businesses, and monetary donations. Visit www.chix4acause.org to make a difference in the life of a cancer patient today!

Spring Bling: A Diva Thing Brings in $2,000

Join Us for Our Glow 4 Hope 5K Run/Walk

Who: You, your family & friends
What: Glow 4 Hope 5K Run/Walk
Where: Veteran’s Memorial Park, Allenton
When: October 1, 2016 at 3 pm
Why: You’ll help cancer patients in your community

Join CHIX 4 a Cause and Allenton United Inc. on October 1, 2016 for our Glow 4 Hope 5K Run/Walk! Our event will conclude the Allenton Family Fall Festival & BBQ Smoke Off held at Veteran’s Memorial Park, 101 1st Street, Allenton, WI. Pre-registered runners/walkers receive a t-shirt and lantern. At the conclusion of the event, lanterns will be lit and released in honor/memory of men and women affected by breast cancer.

Registration with donations of $25 for single participants and $50 for families of two adults and two children are due September 15, 2016. Checks may be made out to CHIX 4 a Cause. For registrations after September 15, 2016, donations will be $10 more. Official order forms are available at www.chix4acause.org!

Check in begins at 3 pm. Runners start at 4 pm. Walkers start at 4:05 pm. The lantern release is at 5:15 pm.

You can come early and take part in the Allenton Family Fall Festival & BBQ Smoke Off as well. The festival is organized by local nonprofit organizations that are working together to strengthen our communities. Glow items and lanterns will be available for purchase.

The festival runs 9 am to 5 pm. Special guests include Cinderella and Spider Man! Be sure you check out

the craft & vendor fair, BBQ Smoke Off with sampling, pumpkin patch with free decorating, games, tractor pull, caramel apples, beverages, music and more! For additional information, visit www.allentonunitedinc.com.

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Join Us for Our Glow 4 Hope 5K Run/Walk

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