Lemons of Love Charity Events & Volunteering Opportunities

Lemons of Love Cancer Resource Center

All Smiles at Our ‘Pink Lemonade’ 4th Slice 5K

Over 300 participants came out for our 4th Annual Lemons of Love PINK LEMONADE 5K in Mount Prospect! Thank you to our 5K Marathon sponsors, volunteers, and participants. We appreciate your support! Check back soon for pictures!


Lemons of Love Cancer Resource Center

Cancer Resource Center - Mount Prospect, IL

Lemons of Love is so excited to announce that we're almost ready to open the Lemons of Love Cancer Resource Center right in the heart of Mount Prospect, IL at 406 W Central. Thank you to our sponsors, our contractors, our donors, our volunteers, our neighbors, our friends and family! The building turned out beautiful and we cannot wait to support the cancer community in so many ways!


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Lemons on the Links 2018 - A hole in one!

Awesome day of golf for us! Thank you AutoNation for making this event possible! We had celebrities like Patrick Womack, Bobby Rahal and Nick Wittmer out on the course! What an awesome day! Despite the early morning rain, we were still able to golf and have a great time at the Cress Creek Country Club. Pictures of the event coming soon!

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