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The SMAC! Monkeys Are Here. Time For a SMAC!-down on Cancer.


We're on our way!

We’re on our way!


SMAC! Sock Monkeys Against Cancer have officially been “unleashed” and are ready to SMAC! cancer big time.

First of all, thank you for bringing us to life last November through a crowdfunding campaign. We cannot possibly tell you how grateful we are. Second, thank you for your patience. There were many unanticipated delays with the manufacturer that pushed production back, getting us into your hands several months later than we hoped. The good news: SMAC! monkeys NoMo and Phoenix are on their way.


NoMo getting stitched up.

NoMo getting stitched up.

SMAC! Monkeys in the Mail!

One thousand SMAC! monkeys have hit my garage and I will personally be sending them to you or taking them to the Nebraska Medical Center (if you opted to have them sent to a cancer patient(s) ASAP. I will also be holding a press conference at the Med Center (and livestreaming it) to deliver more than 400 SMAC! monkeys to cancer patients. Seriously…how amazing is that? More details to come. THANK YOU for making it happen.


The movement has begun.

The movement has begun.

Monkey Business

Due to your generosity and commitment to SMAC!-ing cancer, SMAC! Sock Monkeys Against Cancer is now a social enterprise – a startup business focused on creating social change in the world of cancer by encouraging giving to those impacted by cancer, providing tangible sock monkey love & comfort and directing dollars to cancer research and programs.

Yep, you can now order SMAC! monkeys online.  Look at these incredible crowdfunding campaign stats that got us here:

  • 400 people pledged to the campaign
  • Exceeded total estimated goal of $35,000. You pledged$35,681.
  • Raised over $5,000 within 24 hours – the highest-earning first day in the history of the social crowdfunding site StartSomeGood
Mom snoozing with NoMo & Phoenix.

Mom snoozing with NoMo & Phoenix.

Whether you gave $5 or $1,000 – or anything in between – you brought SMAC! to life. My Mom’s (Leslie Lehrman) legacy is now in action. Mom wanted others with cancer to find the same comfort with the SMAC! monkeys as she did. She passed away on December 5, 2012. However, I was able to tell her on Thanksgiving Day the campaign hit its tipping point and became a reality. She was so very happy.


Survivor Heather Theresa with Phoenix at the LUNGevity Hope Summit.

Survivor Heather Theresa with Phoenix at the LUNGevity Hope Summit.

SMAC! in Action

Once you get your SMAC! monkey(s), here are several ways to get your SMAC! on:

  • Share your story:  Simply take a photo of you with your SMAC! monkey (or someone you gave it to) and upload it here. You can be as simple or creative as you want to be. We just want to be sure you are feelin’ the SMAC! love.
  • Social Media Shout Outs: To see social media shout outs of your pledges, type #SMACfounder in the search area on the “SMAC! in Action” page on the website. (Coming soon for those who opted in.)
  • Website Founder Listings:  To see your name /company as a SMAC! founder go to Campaign Founder Levels. (Coming soon for those who opted in.)


Time for a SMAC!-down

Again, our eternal gratitude to YOU for making this dream a reality. Now, we all need to keep this movement going…and growing. Tell your friends the SMAC! monkeys are now available to order. Everyone out there impacted by cancer deserves  their own special creature comfort. Let’s make it happen!


More thanks than possible,

Jennifer Windrum


SMAC! Monkey Update: Where Are We?

...for bringing us to life!!

…for bringing us to life!!


SMAC! Delivery & New Hair

You did it! You brought SMAC! Sock Monkeys Against Cancer to life in November through an awesome crowdfunding campaign and we cannot thank you enough. We are more than ready to get to work, helping those with/impacted by cancer SMAC! it. So, where are we?

During the crowdfunding campaign, we were aiming for a January monkey delivery date. Unfortunately, that didn’t work out with our manufacturer, so we will now be coming to your doorstep in May. Our sincerest apologies for the delay. We (our prototypes) have been getting many make-overs in the meantime, which now also includes new hair for both of us.

The yarn used to make our crazy hair, in the picture above,  is no longer available, so we are literally “hair hunting” as we type this. No worries, though, we will still look cool. More importantly, we just want to get the heck out of dodge and into the arms of those who need some love and comfort. We have LOTS to give.


Please Claim Your SMAC! Rewards


"Claim Your SMAC! Rewards" Email

“Claim Your SMAC! Rewards” Email

Before we can actually knock on your door, if you pledged your financial support via PayPal on the crowdfunding campaign site, StartSomeGood, we need a bit more information from you before we can send you your much-deserved rewards. Many of you have already responded to the emails we have sent your way to claim your campaign rewards. Wahoo! Now, we just need to snag the rest of you.

We know inboxes are crazy (and we hate to add to that craziness), but your generosity has earned you some some incredible stuff and we want to get it to you! So, please be on the look-out for another email with the subject line “Claim Your SMAC! Rewards” soon. In the meantime, if you want to check your inbox for our previous messages, a quick search for “SMAC” should do the trick!


 SMAC! Ink

Look what else your generosity resulted in – this awesome feature on “Crowdfunding Success Stories Include $35,000 for Sock Monkeys and $2,000 for a Dry Composting Toilet.”  Huge thanks to contributor, Devin Thorpe,  for writing it. Be sure to check it out!


 Pre-Order SMAC! Monkeys Now

Pre-Order Your SMAC! Monkeys

In case you didn’t know, you can now pre-order SMAC! monkeys right here (also for delivery in May). We can’t wait to be “unleashed” and help SMAC! cancer EVERYWHERE!! So, spread the word, SMAC!-ers. Again, thank you SO much for bringing us to life. We can never say that enough.

Also, we have lots of news to share and stories on how YOU are helping US make a difference, so be sure to join SMAC! Nation and sign up here for SMAC! updates. 

SMAC! on friends!


NoMo & Phoenix



SMAC! Crowdfunding Campaign Kicks Off November 1st. Check Out the Sweet Rewards.

The crowdfunding campaign to help bring the SMAC! monkeys to life kicks off November 1st.  Just a few more days!! In the meantime, check out the rewards you will receive in return for your pledges.

SMAC! Crowdfunding Campaign Pledge Rewards

For those who pledge to my campaign, they will get SMAC-ed! with some sweet rewards based on fundraising tiers, ranging from $10 to $2,000+ pledges. 

As a start-up, it is really impossible right now for me to pinpoint exactly when I can fully implement my One SMAC! = Two business model. However, I will put this model of giving into action during the campaign with a few options.

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