Help Cancer Patients SMAC! It. Truckloads of SMAC! Monkeys Ready for Adoption.

Truckloads of SMAC! monkeys hit my garage TODAY! It’s 15 to 30 degrees below…windchill, so I need to get these guys into the warm arms of those with cancer so they can SMAC! it. The SMAC! monkeys are providing love and comfort to those with/impacted by cancer around the world.

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So, join the SMAC! movement and GIVE a true “creature comfort” to someone who can really use it.

Ordering is easy peasy at www.smacancer.com.

Video: Founder of SMAC!, Jennifer Windrum

SMAC! Monkeys SMAC!-ing #Cancer Across the Globe. Join the Movement.

The smiles infectious. The determination palpable. The comfort evident. The playfulness abundant. The wait over. SMAC! Sock Monkeys Against Cancer are making their way around the world, lovingly landing in the arms of  those with/impacted by cancer. These pictures, and the stories behind them, are beyond priceless.

SMAC! Monkeys at Work.

SMAC! Monkeys at Work.

Due to YOUR generosity and commitment to SMAC!-ing cancer, SMAC! is now a social enterprise in action– a startup 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.

The movement has begun and is growing every day. But, we’re just getting started. So, spread the word and join in by ordering your SMAC! monkey today. We ALL know someone either with cancer or someone whose world has been altered because of it. Give a SMAC! 

SMAC! Monkey Packaging Party 

In July, we packaged more than 230 SMAC! monkeys in my garage. When I put out the initial call for help, the awesome girls at Jobs Daughters Bethel #1 of Papillion, Nebraska  jumped at the chance. They were incredible and I can’t thank them enough. My Mom, Leslie Lehrman, the inspiration behind the creation of SMAC!, was definitely there in spirit.

We did also land some nice local TV news coverage of our packaging party. Here’s are links to KETV’s Channel 7’s story and Action 3 News’ story if you’d like to check them out.

SMAC! Garage Packaging Party.

SMAC! Garage Packaging Party.

SMAC! Monkeys to Invade Nebraska Medical Center

I cannot wait. This Friday, August 23, at 10:30 am, I get the extreme honor of delivering more than 400 SMAC! monkeys to cancer patients at the Nebraska Medical Center. During the crowdfunding campaign to bring the SMAC! line to life, those who pledged online had the option to keep their monkey(s) or give it/them to a cancer patient. Obviously, LOTS of people chose to GIVE, which is what SMAC! is all about.

400+ SMAC! Monkeys Going to Nebraska Medical Center.

400+ SMAC! Monkeys Going to Nebraska Medical Center.

I wanted to give people a flavor of SMAC!’s One SMAC!=Two business model – when someone buys a SMAC! monkey, another one is given to someone with cancer. So, I am beyond grateful to Nebraska Medical Center for allowing me to deliver the campaign’s 431 “PLEASE GIVE” designated SMAC! monkeys to its patients. What a gift…in too many ways to count.

I will be livestreaming the event, meaning you can watch it live on your computer as it happens. Just click this link and you should be good to go. No worries if you can’t tune in that morning. I will post the video soon afterward on the SMAC! Facebook page and you can watch at your convenience.

SMAC! Power.

SMAC! Power.

Crowdfunding Campaign Rewards

While many of the crowdfunding campaign rewards have been delivered, following the Nebraska Medical Center event, there will still be more rewards to come. I want to be sure you are recognized for your support. Be on the lookout for the following:

  • 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.)
Doug Haslam & NoMo at Pan Mass Challenge.

Doug Haslam & NoMo at Pan Mass Challenge.

Pass the SMAC!

Again, I cannot thank YOU enough for making the SMAC! line a reality.  Now, we need SMAC! monkeys to take over the planet. Be sure to tell your friends the SMAC! monkeys are now available to order. I think everyone impacted by cancer deserves their own special creature comfort, don’t you? Let’s do it.

Once you get/give 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.
  • Newsletter: Sign up for the SMAC! newsletter to keep up with the latest news.

SMAC! on my friends,

Jennifer Windrum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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! 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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