Fall 2022 Newsletter

Dear friends,

The start of Fall was a bit crazy with Hurricane Ian coming through, but we are so excited for this new UPLIFT season and the cooler days ahead. Check out our Fall TLF newsletter, including our new partnership and the rescheduled date for the Hike for Mike Celebration. We hope to see you there!

With gratitude,

Anna Lonon

 

Thank You to Our Donors and Community Sponsors

Family Resource Kits Now Available at The Breast Place

We are so excited to announce our Family Resource Kits are now available at The Breast Place.


The Breast Place provides hope through wellness and beauty for women facing life's challenges. They specialize in both malignant and benign breast disease. They also offer other wellness services like body contouring, scar revision, dermal fillers, skin rejuvenation, and more to help you beyond your breast cancer.

 


Fundraisers and Community Events: Mark Your Calendars

Want to support The Lonon Foundation? Check out these upcoming events in our community.


Unfortunately, this year's hike has been canceled due to the expected weather conditions from Hurricane Ian. However, we have good news. We still plan to hike and to celebrate, and we hope you will too!

Between now and the end of the month, we ask that you grab your friends or family and go for a HIKE. We'll have ways to virtually participate with other attendees as well as more information, including our "top favorite hiking spots" to share with you soon.

Then, join us on Saturday, October 29, at Tradesman Brewing Company from 2 - 4 PM to participate in our Hike for Mike Celebration. At the Celebration, you can pick up your Hike for Mike t-shirts, grab a Wonder Works goodie bag for your children, and enjoy several fun arts and crafts projects with your kids. We'll have raffle items, live music, and, of course, beer available for purchase!

And, more good news...Our online raffle will stay open until October 30th at 8 PM EST.

Thank you for your continued support of children impacted by a parent's cancer. If you need a reason to hike with us, check out the Why We Hike video here.



 

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer | Sunday, October 30


Did you know that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her life? October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Join us at the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday, Oct. 30

We will be there walking to support all of our breast cancer survivors and warriors as well as providing free Family Resource Kit booklets to attendees.

 

UPLIFT Program Updates



Upcoming UPLIFT Events


November’s UPLIFT event, “Roots to Thrive,” is coming up on November 12th! This kids-only event will be at Hampton Park from 10:00am-12:00pm! We can’t wait to see you there!

December’s UPLIFT event, “UPLIFT at The Alley!” is scheduled for December 10th. UPLIFT Families, please join us for bowling, lunch and crafts at The Alley from 11:00am-1:00pm!

For more information, or to register, email uplift@thelononfoundation.org


Visit our event calendar to view our upcoming UPLIFT events.

 

For UPLIFT Families


The sea is calling! We have a new partnership with Coastal Family Vacation, an amazing, new Lowcountry nonprofit started in honor of the founder’s loved one who lost their battle from cancer. Coastal Family Vacation provides free beach vacations in South Carolina to families who are dealing with a cancer diagnosis. To be awarded one of these amazing beach vacations, you must be nominated by your treating physician.

If you are interested in knowing more about this for your own family or another family facing cancer, please reach out to Katie (uplift@thelononfoundation.org) for more information. Learn more about Coastal Family Vacation at www.coastalfamilyvacation.org

 

UPLIFT in Your Home

Cinnamon Slime

You will need:

  • 1 airtight container

  • 1 5oz. Bottle of clear glue

  • ½ cup water

  • ½ tsp baking soda

  • Red glitter, gold glitter, or sprinkles

  • Cinnamon essential oil

  • 1 tbsp contact solution

  • Small bowl for stirring


In your bowl, pour the whole bottle of glue. Stir in your water and baking soda. Add how much glitter or sprinkles you would like to your bowl mixture. Next, drop one to three drops of cinnamon essential oil (if you love the smell, add more!). Finally, add the contact solution. You can continue to mix with a spoon or your hands, but it will be sticky! Store your slime in your airtight container once you’re done!