September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and our good friends at the MaxLove Project are coordinating a super fun way to get involved and show your support! Have fun and do good with their loom against cancer!
Here are more details from the MaxLove Project about how to get involved in the International Loom-A-Thon Against Cancer on September 13th and 14th, 2014:
1. STAY INFORMED: Please be sure to keep up with the mega Rainbow Looming efforts on Facebook . They will be updating this page frequently. Also be sure to check out helpful tips and ideas on their blog.
2. MAKE A DATE TO DO SOMETHING: Make it yours. Consider planning an event prior to September 13 + 14. It can be tiny with a passionate loomer on a mission at home, or it could be larger, maybe an after-school club, sports team, church group, or scout troop. Get together and loom on! A warm-up event or get-together is a great way to get communities activated and involved. Other ideas are:
- Set up a “Loomonade Stand” for kiddos to sell their Rainbow Loom creations for the cause!
- Create a Loom-A-Thon event, bringing your community together to Loom Against Cancer in your home, at your school, community center, church, etc.
- Create an “Adopt-A-Mile” style program where you set a goal for a loom chain length and solicit sponsorships for parts of that chain from local businesses. Maybe create a handmade sign for the business to proudly display. Say you loom 1000 feet you could solicit two $100 sponsorships for 500 feet each, for example.
- Join us on eBay and auction your unique Rainbow Loom goods for the cause!
3. MAKE AN IMPACT: Once you set a date, consider how your loom creation will make an impact. Maybe your group wants to make bracelets to sell to raise funds for the cause. If so, consider setting up a “Loomonade” Stand to sell creations and raise funds. Or maybe you’d like to go the extra mile and loom a continuous chain. Consider asking local businesses to sponsor sections of the chain, donating funds to an amazing childhood cancer organization, like St. Baldrick’s, or a local children’s hospital. Be sure to utilize every opportunity to tell people about why you are Looming Against Cancer. You are empowered to use the Loom-A-Thon idea to make the impact you’ve envisioned.
4. MAKE A PLEDGE: Support childhood cancer research and advocacy with the International Loom-A-Thon Against Cancer. We encourage you to consider supporting our efforts with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research in the nation. You can sign up to host a “Do What You Want” event and create a Loom-A-Thon Against Cancer project idea, be it a “Loomonade Stand” or a loom event where you generate sponsorships for looming, the ideas are endless. They started their own “Do What You Want” event with St. Baldrick’s here.
When signing up to support their efforts with St. Baldrick’s, consider supporting a specific effort or initiative, such as the MaxLove Project Fund, David’s Warriors, Daniel the Brave Fund, or one of their partnering nonprofits, the McKenna Claire Foundation or the Ty Louis Campbell Foundation, who’ve also partnered with St. Baldrick’s.
5. SIGN UP: Help them add your event to their website by signing up HERE.
6. Log-In Your Submission: Make sure to log-in your loom chain submission whether you choose to send it in or repurpose it at home.
7. JOIN THEM: They’ll be Looming Against Cancer with SuperMax on September 14th from their headlining event, SuperMax’s Loom-A-Thon II, in Orange County, California. They would be so honored if all of you and kids around the world would all join them, creating events and get-togethers, rainbow looming from and for children’s hospitals all over the world.
8. QUESTIONS: Check out their FAQ page!
Have fun & do good! Loom against cancer!!