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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
- Download your SMAC! monkey adoption certificate!
- Newsletter: Sign up for the SMAC! newsletter to keep up with the latest news.
SMAC! on my friends,