Mount Prospect, Illinois

A community of support

About

Located at 406 W. Central in Mount Prospect, Illinois, the Lemons of Love Center supports everyone in our community who is impacted by cancer. Whether you’re a diagnosed individual, survivor, caregiver, or loved one—we welcome you to connect, learn, and relax in a community of love and support.

We believe everyone living with cancer can benefit from the power of human connections. Offered at no charge, our classes are designed to educate, manage stress, or provide a creative outlet– all in an informal environment that allows guests to connect with each other. To date, our programs include yoga, meditation, nutrition, survivorship, creative arts and more. In addition, we have a dedicated space for private head shavings where local stylists volunteer their services. In March of 2020, we began offering virtual programs while our building was closed.

We’re thrilled to partner with veteran cancer support organization, Wellness House, to bring additional programming to our building. Our collaborative programming includes Tuesday evening yoga (ongoing), a Wellness + Cancer series, Expressive Arts, and IgniteHope candle making. Check our calendar for future Wellness House at Lemons of Love offerings.

Is it possible to pick up a care package from your Mount Prospect location? 

Yes!  Because we are not open every day, please email lemonsoflove14@gmail.com to arrange for a day and time to get your care package.  Your care package donation can be made by cash, check or credit card.  Our Lemons of Love Center is located at 406 W. Central Road, Mt. Prospect, IL 60056. 

How can I/my group volunteer? 

We have many ways for people to support our Lemons of Love mission. For example, children can create Happy Pictures and host lemonade stands. Adults can support us in many ways—from hands-on help to raising funds. For more information, contact cathy@lemonsoflove.org

I have a donation I want to drop off. When is your building open?

Donations can be dropped off any time using our building’s yellow and white donation box. For larger donations, please contact lemonsoflove14@gmail.com to set up an appointment.

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Resources

Our Featured Resource – Imerman Angels is the leader in providing free, one-on-one peer support to those of high risk, previvors, cancer fighters, survivors, and caregivers around the world! Through our alliance, Imerman Angels will be expanding their one-on-one peer support to include information inside of every Lemons of Love Chemo Care Package. We appreciate Imerman Angels’ focus on individuals at every stage of the cancer continuum and know that their extended support services will benefit the Lemons of Love community. We are honored and excited about this collaboration and love that Imerman Angels brings new expertise and resources to our recipients.

12 Oaks Foundation: 12 Oaks Foundation provides grants for children ages 8-18 to help defray costs related to sports and extra-curricular activities while the family is dealing with the financial hardships of cancer treatment.

B+ Foundation: The B+ Foundation is committed to helping families of critically ill children with financial assistance so they can focus on helping their child get well.

Financial Assistance Programs on the Ped-Onc Resource Center: This site lists organizations that may help with aspects of financial and insurance problems, airline assistance, assistance with drugs, and governmental assistance program.

Patient Advocate Foundation: A non-profit organization that is a liaison between patient and insurers, employers and creditors to resolve insurance, job discrimination or debt crises.

Ronald McDonald Houses: Ronald McDonald Houses provide free lodging for families of children being treated at many hospitals. This site tells a little about the history of RMD houses, a search database to find a local house, and how one can support the cause.

Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund: This organization is dedicated to the non-medical uninsured needs of families caring for terminally, critically and chronically ill dependent children through advocacy, financial assistance, education, and informational resources. Because of limited funds they are only accepting applications from social workers in the mid-Atlantic region. However, there is good information on the site information on how to obtain a video called Financial Management During Crisis.

Airline Assistance

Cancer Fund of America: Provides assistance to defray cancer-related expenses not covered by insurance.

The National Transplant Assistance Fund

Michael Matters Foundation: The Michael Matters Foundation exists to help brain tumor patients and their families manage incidental costs while they are focused on their treatment. This support can help with costs such as gas, mortgage, utilities, groceries, medications and travel expenses. Our goal is to allow families to better focus on their care by easing their financial pressures.

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