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
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.