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 

Lemons of Valor Event

Packaging Corporation of America presents- Lemons of Valor

Save the Date for this Silent Auction! November 11, 2017. Join Packaging Corporation of America and Lemons of Love in our committment to bring support to veterans at Chicago area VA hospitals fighting cancer. Vist the event page for more details.

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!


Lemons of Love Cancer Resource Center

Cancer Resource Center - Mount Prospect, IL

Coming Soon! Support groups and services for anyone touched by cancer.

Lemons of Love is so excited to announce that we are 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! This building is in dire need of new paint, floors & supplies to get us open in 2017!


5K Third Twist

Pink Lemonade 5K - The 3rd Twist!

We were overwhelmed with the turn out for our 3rd annual Lemons of Love Pink Lemonade 5K- The Third Twist! We must have had about 1000 people out to support Lemons of Love! If you ran, go to the event page to search for your results and see event pictures.


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