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Mount Prospect woman's Lemons of Love brings relief to cancer patients

Mount Prospect woman's Lemons of Love brings relief to cancer patients

Race car driver Sarah Montgomery, left, and Jill Swanson Peltier, right, deliver a Lemons of Love bag to a cancer patient at an oncology center in Lafayette, Louisiana, where Montgomery is from.

From The Dailey Herald

July 13, 2016 by Eileen O. Daday

Jill Swanson Peltier of Mount Prospect is the ultimate multi-tasker.

Late last week she returned from distributing care packages to a cancer center in Evanston, before jumping back into being president of a Des Plaines company that manufactures products for the motor sport community.

In her spare time, she helps organize fundraisers for the nonprofit organization that compiles these care packages, Lemons of Love.

All this, and Peltier is a cancer survivor as well.

"It's one of those crazy twists in life," Peltier said on Friday during a rare break in her day. "I never dreamed that I would be doing this and that (Lemons of Love) would take off like it has."

She already had a successful business. Peltier owns Fresh Air Systems Technologies, which makes cool suits for race car drivers and specialized helmets that bring fresh air to drivers instead of dirt.

The company's products are used by drivers in the NASCAR and Formula 1 series, to monster jam truck drivers and even stunt men on movie sets.

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Lemons of Love to hold inaugural Golf Outing July 22, raising funds to bring comfort for those fighting cancer

Lemons Of Love Inaugural Golf Outing on July 22nd, 2016

From Chicago Tribune: Arlington Heights Community

July 2, 2016 by Community Contributor Jenny Kustra-Quinn

Lemons of Love will hold its inaugural Lemons on the Links Charity Golf Outing on July 22 at Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling, Ill. The event will help the organization meet its goal of delivering 3,000 chemo care packages to cancer patients this year. The golf outing will have a shotgun start and feature several contests on the course, including a $10,000 hole in one, infamous helicopter ball drop and luxury car hole in ones sponsored by Laurel BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi of Westmont. A reception will be held following the golf outing, with a barbecue buffet, awards, prize baskets, wine pull, Rolex watch drawing and a D.J. The cost is $150 per golfer (including a box lunch, cart, shirt, food and drink tickets, and reception), or $45 to attend the reception only. Tickets can be purchased at www.lemonsoflove.org/links2016.

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Cancer Patients Receive 70 Kits Courtesy Of Students, Lemons Of Love

Members of the Prospect High School varsity girls soccer team deliver chemo/cancer kits to Northwest Community Hospital last month.

Members of the Prospect High School varsity girls soccer team deliver chemo/cancer kits to Northwest Community Hospital last month.

From Journal & Topics Newspapers Online, By RICHARD MAYER Assistant Managing Editor
June 15, 2016

Mount Prospect preschoolers and high school students continue to step up to help those battling cancer.

Students from St. Mark Preschool and Enrichment Center hosted a lemonade stand during their annual May 13 Walkathon where proceeds went to the school as well as local organization Lemons of Love.

Mount Prospect resident Jill Swanson founded Lemons of Love while going through treatment for colon cancer. Initially, she was looking for ways to bring hope, joy and love back into the lives of the patients she saw at her regularly scheduled treatments.

Read the full article at Journal Online here.


Lady Knight's Soccer 2016 Lemons of Love Service Project

Pictured, from left: Ella Marzolf, Katelyn Branch; Jill Swanson-Peltier, founder of Lemons of Love; Ashley Welk and Ashley Adams

Pictured, from left: Ella Marzolf, Katelyn Branch; Jill Swanson-Peltier, founder of Lemons of Love; Ashley Welk and Ashley Adams

At Northwest Community Hospital Oncology Center

May 31, 2016

If you or someone you love has undergone cancer treatment, you know that little things mean a lot. And, big things can turn a lemon-y day into something much sweeter! Our deepest thanks to the Prospect High School Lady Knights soccer team and preschoolers from St. Mark Preschool & Enrichment Center, who recently visited NCH with the non-profit organization Lemons of Love. The visitors delivered care packages to chemotherapy patients at NCH. Each care package contained candy, a Superman mug and a homemade painting.

The Lady Knights ran a 6 week service project and collected enough items to make nearly 70 chemo care kits and raised over $425 at their Coffee / Lemonade Stand! We are so grateful to have their support and hope they continue their philanthropic ways! Thank you!


Laurel BMW of Westmont Gives Back To The Community With “Lemonade” Fundraiser for Cancer Charity

Lemons Of Love Fundraiser at Laurel BMW of Westmont

From Laurel BMW of Westmont Blog:

April 27th, 2016 by Charlene King

On April 9, 2016, Laurel BMW of Westmont held its 2nd Annual Lemons of Love (LOL) Silent Auction and Gala at its dealership. The event was a huge success raising over $52,000 – double the amount from last year’s event. All proceeds benefit the charity and the production of its chemo-care goodie bags.The fundraiser was an unforgettable experience with one-of-a-kind racing and luxury auction items, as well as, special guests including Chef Michael Shrader of Standard Market, Shaun Hays of Chicago Chalk Champ, and Jason Amato of Takedown Eventures.

Founder, Jill Peltier, gave a heartfelt speech saying, “Because of your generosity, compassion and love for our charity, we’re able to continue our good work bringing smiles, happiness and hope back into the lives of cancer patients nationwide.”

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Meet Sarah Montgomery. Lemons of Love is going to the races in 2016, bringing back Sarah Montgomery in the Lemons of Love MX5 Cup Car. See how Sarah got involved with Lemons of Love.

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