Lemons of Love (LOL) is a non-profit, 501(c) organization founded by Jill Swanson Peltier, a cancer fighter and owner of Fresh Air Systems Technologies (F.A.S.T) in Des Plaines, IL. She created Lemons of Love after being diagnosed with stage III colon cancer and going through chemotherapy in 2014. Lemons of Love is based on the well-known expression, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” but with a twist, “When life gives you lemons – laugh out loud.”

The LOL bags are hand made by volunteer stitchers with lots of love. Jill chooses special products that were essential in healing during her own treatments. Each beautiful package is filled with Organic body lotion (for dry chemo skin); Claeys Old Fashioned Lemon Drops (naturally flavored to hide get rid of the awful metallic taste); Dark Chocolate Acai (dark chocolate is nutritious and acai berries have antioxidants, fiber and heart-healthy fats); Organic Ginger Tea (for upset stomachs); a Lemons of Love water bottle (BPA Free - made in USA), a bottle of Calypso Lemonade (graciously donated by Calypso); a Lemons of Love FIGHTER silicone bracelet, superhero socks (because, let’s face it, you achieve superhero status when fighting this battle), and a "happy" picture (drawn by a child). Frequently, other items, not included here, are added as a result of exclusive donations. It’s difficult to know how to help family, friends and co-workers who are diagnosed with cancer and going through chemotherapy. This is the perfect gift to send to them.

A Lemons of Love chemo-care package is the perfect gift, we offer the handmade tote or gorgeous Lemons of Love limited edition box. They are delivered to local hospitals and also sent to cancer patients nationwide. To share this “gift of humanity,” please make a donation to Lemons of Love, Inc. - Thank you to all of our volunteers and those who have donated time, skills, items and funds. We appreciate your love and support.

"Lemons of Love is an adventure run solely on the generosity of humanity.” – Jill Swanson Peltier 


5K Starting Line 2015

The 2nd Annual Lemons On the Links Golf Outing

SAVE THE DATE! Come out for a day of fun, friends, food & fundraising! Join us for our 2nd Annual Lemons on the Links Charity Golf Outing on Monday, Sept 18, 2017 at Glen Flora in Waukegan! We have a day filled with exciting contests, fun games, great food and of course, great golf! * Visit the event page for a very special offer!

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5K Third Twist

Pink Lemonade 5K - The 3rd Twist!

Come join us for our 3rd annual Lemons of Love PINK LEMONADE 5K in Mount Prospect! Come run/walk with us to raise funds to build Lemons of Love bags for chemo patients. If you can't run or walk, come out to cheer for your favorite runner on race day! All proceeds of this 5k will go to Lemons of Love, Inc.

Lions Park - Mount Prospect
Sunday - October 1, 2017 @ 9AM

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Mazda MX5 Event

Lemons of Love is giving away another MX-5 Global Cup Car!

Help us share some love and have the chance to win a Mazda MX-5 Global Cup Race Car from Long Road Racing! We had great success with our 2016/2017 giveaway and we want to do it again!

Also learn more about Drake Kemper our 2016/2017 winner of the Mazda MX5 Global Cup Race car! A huge supporter of Lemons of Love, Drake hails from Los Angeles, CA and has been a professional race car driver for 3 years. Congrats Drake from all of us at LOL!

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Enduro with a Twist Event

'Enduro with a Twist' - Autobahn Track Day Fundraiser

Thank you for joining us on August 13, 2017 for our Autobahn Track Day Fundraiser at the Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, IL. What an amazing day! Autobahn Track Day 2017, in the books! Cannot thank everyone enough for the support, sponsorship, donations, volunteers and attendees! I am overwhelmed with gratitude! ~ Jill (Pictures Coming soon!)

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When life gives you lemons...

We make lemonade! No one should have to go through chemo alone… Lemons of Love shares joy with cancer patients with our beautiful handmade bags filled with gifts! Share some lemonade today.

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New Bags

Our Cool New Boxes

Patterned Bags

Striped Bags

More Patterned Bags

Camo Bags

Lots of Varieties

Bags with goodies