Feeling positively serene in my new hat. 

Feeling positively serene in my new hat. 

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Today’s post is all about my new hat. I received this beanie in the mail the day after Christmas and have worn it every day since. I’d normally feel a little strange devoting an entire blog post to a piece of apparel, but in this case I’m more than happy to use this space to promote a worthy organization. 

Those little dots all over my face are from the reflection of the Christmas tree lights. 

Those little dots all over my face are from the reflection of the Christmas tree lights. 

Love Your Melon is an apparel brand run by college students throughout the United States with a mission of providing a hat to every child battling cancer in this country. They originally reserved more than 45,000 hats to donate to the 45,000 kids undergoing cancer treatment in the US through a buy one, give one program. Hats are delivered to children in hospitals by college ambassadors dressed as superheroes. 

Wearing my beanie standing up for Charades ... 

Wearing my beanie standing up for Charades ... 

LYM recently partnered with the Pinky Swear Foundation to provide immediate support for children battling cancer. They also paired with CureSearch for Children’s Cancer to fund research initiatives. The original buy one, give one model has been replaced with a new program in which fifty percent of net proceeds from every Love Your Melon product sold are donated to the Pinky Swear Foundation and CureSearch. 

... and wearing my new beanie lying down for Charades, too.

... and wearing my new beanie lying down for Charades, too.

Each year 15,000 children in the US receive a cancer diagnosis. Love Your Melon is committed to using the funding from product sales to continue to provide hats for every new child that’s diagnosed.

My new favorite thing.

My new favorite thing.

The beanie I received is cute, comfy, cozy, and something I’m proud to wear since it supports such a worthy cause. In addition to the beanies, you can find scarves, caps, shirts, and other items on the company’s web site. I highly encourage all of my followers to check it out and consider supporting a cause I wholeheartedly believe in. You can find more information at loveyourmelon.com.

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