Lemons of Love Charity Events & Volunteering Opportunities

Lemons of Love Cancer Resource Center

Cancer Resource Center - Mount Prospect, IL

SAVE THE DATE! We are almost done and will welcome all to our Open House on July 14, 2018 at 406 N. Central in Mt. Prospect, Illinois. Lemons of Love is so excited to announce that we're almost finished building a Lemons of Love Cancer Resource Center right in the heart of Mount Prospect, IL. We need YOUR HELP to get this building ready for use and open in 2018!


Save the Dates

SAVE THE DATE - Lemons on the Links 2018

Join us at our 3rd annual AutoNation Golf Outing Benefitting Lemons of Love. With your help, we can bring joy to Cancer Patients in our region! Please help us make 'lemonade' for those going through their toughest days of chemotherapy treatment. Join us on Monday August 6th 2018 • 8:30 am at the Cress Creek Country Club, 1215 Royal Saint George Drive, Naperville, IL. Click 'Register Here' to find out more.


CHARITY BBQ at the Throttlestop

IMSA Race Weekend Charity BBQ

Join Us During the IMSA Race Weekend, Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI to Support Lemons of Love with a BBQ Dinner and Soft Drinks! Great food and Fun! Meet IMSA celebrity drivers, engineers and team owners. Click the button below to get your tickets!

Mazda MX5 Event

We have a Winner! Another MX-5 Global Cup Car given away!

The winner of the Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Car is....Daniel Miller!!! We want to thank everyone that participated in the giveaway as it exceeded our expectations this year. Find out more about Dan Miller on our event page. We're doing it again in 2019!


About Lemons of Love

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 

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.


New Bags

Our Cool New Boxes

Patterned Bags

Striped Bags

More Patterned Bags

Camo Bags

Lots of Varieties

Bags with goodies