Love Your Melon chapter at Denver College of Nursing celebrates one year
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 2:42 PM
Students partnered with the nationwide college charity, Love Your Melon, to fight pediatric cancer
Denver College of Nursing (DCN) students joined the amazing story of Love Your Melon by starting a chapter. Love Your Melon (LYM) is an apparel brand founded by two college students in an entrepreneurship class with the idea of providing a hat to every child battling cancer in America.
Campus crews, made up of college students across the country, promote LYM apparel sales and deliver hat donations to the children fighting cancer at local hospitals in their community. Additionally, 50% of apparel sales are donated to non-profit partners in pediatric oncology. LYM strives to connect with all the children diagnosed with cancer each year, approximately 15,000 in America. The Denver College of Nursing chapter has forged the way connecting with brave kids battling cancer in the Denver community.
DCN alumnus, Brittany Lines, created the Love Your Melon campus crew at Denver College of Nursing one year ago. She coordinated a student leadership to run the chapter, as well as recruited a crew of students to be active members. The DCN chapter of LYM exploded with participation and success in promoting hat sales. By increasing sales of the LYM brand, the campus crew earns hats to donate the children fighting cancer. Additionally, the crew earns adventure days to invite children to participate in.
Denver College of Nursing students took local children fighting cancer on adventure packed days, including trips to the Denver Zoo and Denver Outlaws Lacrosse games. “LYM is about making kids feel like the superheroes they truly are while raising awareness and money to find a cure”, says Brittany Lines. The crew is constantly promoting sales by encouraging the Denver community, friends, and family to purchase hats from LYM and enter “Denver College of Nursing chapter” at checkout. With every purchase, the buyer and a child battling cancer each receive a hat, and 50% of profit is donated to research.
Since the founding of the Denver College of Nursing chapter one year ago, many founding student members involved have graduated to pursue nursing roles in pediatric oncology. Current students have filled their shoes to continue to operate the campus crew. DCN is proud to support the students who find time to balance academic discipline with the passion to improve the lives of others.