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

 

Pre-Order Your SMAC! Monkeys Now!

Phoenix & NoMo

Phoenix & NoMo

Pre-order your SMAC! Monkeys now. It’s easy as pie. Just click here and go on your merry way! l

SMAC! on friends. SMAC! on!!

SMAC! Crowdfunding Campaign Rewards – Next Steps.

Hello SMAC! Nation. Huge congratulations on a successful crowdfunding campaign to bring SMAC! Sock Monkeys Against Cancer to life!! We hit our TOTAL goal of $35k. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

Now, you’re probably wondering what the next steps are regarding getting your rewards from the crowdfunding campaign….and then…how and when you can order SMAC! monkeys online!!!

Thanks a bazillion!

1). Since the campaign just ended (November 30), all the crowdfunding transactions have now been processed by PayPal. However, due to the lag time between the time you pledged and the time the transactions were actually processed, we’re told there are always some “snags” that take place in that some of the transactions can’t be processed. For example, you may have switched your credit card or didn’t actually have the amount you pledged in your account at the time of processing. The Start Some Good platform has sent emails to those whose transactions didn’t go through and offered guidance on how to “re-pledge.” If you received an email regarding this and can’t, or don’t want to, mess with PayPal, you can write a check (info posted below).

2). You will soon be receiving a THANK YOU email that also includes a form that asks a variety of questions, such as, “Which monkey(s) do you want?” “Do you want to keep or give your monkey(s) to someone with cancer?” After you fill out the forms, we can move forward on distributing the rewards!!

3). While working on rewards distribution, we are also working as quickly as possible to get our ecommerce and fulfillment services up and running so that online orders for the SMAC! monkeys can take place. So, please stay tuned. Coming soon. You can also sign up for SMAC! newsletter updates sent directly to your inbox, too.

Want to write a check to “re-pledge” or still support SMAC!? Here is the address:

Make check out to: Leslie Lehrman SMAC! Memorial Fund

Send check to:
Gothenburg State Bank
P.O. Box 81
Gothenburg, NE 69138
Please add a sticky note: “To be deposited into account # 944041”

Again, THANK YOU! Cancer is in for a major SMAC!-ing.

wuv,
NoMo

Pledge NOW to Bring “SMAC! Sock Monkeys Against Cancer” to Life!

NoMo the SMAC! leader

NoMo the SMAC! leader

NoMo is the ringleader of  “SMAC! – Sock Monkeys Against Cancer”, a gang of monkeys that provides tangible support to those with cancer, reminding them no one fights it alone.

Right now, NoMo is just a prototype.

But, with YOUR help, NoMo and his SMAC! buddy, Phoenix, can soon be in the hands of those with/impacted by cancer to help them SMAC! it, by pledging your financial support here.

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