Thank You to the Walmart Foundation for Our $2,000 Grant

Chix 4 a Cause expresses heartfelt thanks to the Walmart Foundation and our local Walmart store for a $2,000 grant. The money will be used to 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.

You can benefit cancer patients by giving your time or a monetary donation to Chix 4 a Cause. Visit http://www.chix4acause.org today. On behalf of cancer patients, we thank you for your generosity.

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Thank You to the Walmart Foundation for Our $2,000 Grant

Thank You to the Allstate Foundation for Our $1,000 Grant

Chix 4 a Cause expresses a warm thank you to the Allstate Foundation for awarding us a $1,000 grant! We are grateful that our board member Tracy Oestreich, owner of T4 Insurance Solutions, Inc. referred us to the Allstate Foundation. Grant money will be used to 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.

You can benefit cancer patients by giving your time or a monetary donation to Chix 4 a Cause. Visit http://www.chix4acause.org today. On behalf of cancer patients, we thank you for your generosity.

Thank You to the Allstate Foundation for Our $1,000 Grant

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

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

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 spending seemingly endless hours at doctors’ appointments. 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 appreciated 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

Get Ready 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 28, 2017, participate in Giving Tuesday by giving your time or a monetary donation 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 giving by donating to Chix 4 a Cause on Giving Tuesday. On behalf of cancer patients in your community, we thank you for your generosity.

Get Ready for Giving Tuesday!

Thank You for Participating in Our 2 nd Annual Glow 4 Hope 5K

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2 nd Annual Glow 4 Hope 5K on October 7. We closed out the 2017 Family Fall Fest at Veteran’s Park in Allenton, WI, with 28 participants running/walking in honor and memory of men and women fighting breast cancer. Cancer doesn’t stop because of the rain, and neither did we!

We extend a special thank you to Allenton voluntary firefighter Michael Retzlaff for walking in full gear to honor firefighters and their significant others who fought/are fighting breast cancer. He said he enjoys giving his time to great causes and helping others.

Proceeds from our 2nd Annual Glow 4 Hope 5K go 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.

If you missed our 2nd Annual Glow 4 Hope 5K, you can always volunteer your time or provide a monetary donation by visiting http://www.chix4acause.org. On behalf of cancer patients in your community, we thank you for your generosity.

Thank You for Participating in Our 2 nd Annual Glow 4 Hope 5K

How a Gifts of Love Box Provides Emotional Support for Cancer Patients

As you know, Chix 4 a Cause uses our Gifts of Love program to provide short-term financial and long-term emotional support to residents of southeastern Wisconsin battling cancer. Typical Gifts, valued up to $1,500, include mortgage or rent assistance, gas or grocery cards, a family weekend away, theater or concert tickets, or taxi or bus passes.

As an extension of our Gifts of Love program, we created the Gifts of Love Box. Boxes can be purchased and shipped to cancer patients throughout the United States. Contents include items that our clients have expressed the greatest interest in. For example, we have essential oils “Grace,” “Hope” and “Love” created exclusively for us to help calm cancer patients and uplift their spirits. We also offer diffusers and rollers to maximize use of the essential oils. In addition, we provide necklaces and votive candle holders
with inspirational words “Grace,” “Hope” and “Love” to encourage an optimistic outlook on life. Furthermore, we provide a prayer shawl for cancer patients to stay warm throughout the day. Plus, we offer a CD with inspirational songs and a CD with guided meditation to provide emotional strength during battles with cancer. Customized add-ons, such as gift cards, are available as well.

Purchase a Gifts of Love Box, volunteer your time or provide a monetary donation today at http://www.chix4acause.org. On behalf of cancer patients everywhere, we thank you for your generosity.

How a Gifts of Love Box Provides Emotional Support for Cancer Patients

Register Today for Our 2nd Annual Glow 4 Hope 5K on October 7

Who: You, your family & friends

What: Glow 4 Hope 5K Run/Walk

Where: Veterans Memorial Park, 751 First Street, Allenton, WI

When: Saturday October 7, 2017 @ 3 pm

Why: Proceeds benefit Chix 4 a Cause

Register at: https://www.raceentry.com/races/glow-4- hope-5k/2017/register

Chix 4 a Cause, Ltd. and Allenton United, Inc. are partnering for a second year to create a fun conclusion to the Family Fall Festival & BBQ Smoke Off at Veterans Park in Allenton, WI. Glow 4 Hope is a fun 5K Run/Walk that will take place on October 7, 2017 at 3 pm.

All pre-registered participants will receive a t-shirt and a lantern to display. At the conclusion of the festival, participants may release their lantern in honor of men and women who have fought or are fighting breast cancer.

3:00 pm – Registration
4:00 pm – Run
4:05 pm – Walk
5:15 pm – Lantern Release

Tickets from September 21 – October 7
$35 per person

Sponsorships:
Bronze = $100 for a team of 5 runners
Silver = $250 for a team of 15 runners
Gold = $500 for a team of 25 runners

We look forward to seeing you at our Glow 4 Hope 5K Run/Walk on October 7!

Register Today for Our 2nd Annual Glow 4 Hope 5K on October 7