Love Your Melon
Love Your Melon is an organization supporting the fight against childhood cancer. The American based apparel brand focuses on raising awareness for childhood cancer by selling a variety of beanies, hats, mittens, socks, scarfs, pillows/blankets and other clothing/home items, but the BEST part is that 50% of all profits are given back for cancer research!
All throughout the United States, colleges have formed groups called Love Your Melon Crews to show their support and raise awareness. An Allen College alum brought Love Your Melon to Allen College in 2015. Since then, Allen’s Love Your Melon Crew has continued to grow and has competed right next to big universities.
Since being established, Allen’s Love Your Melon Crew has organized and participated in multiple events. In the past year, they participated in a Be the Match Campaign, volunteered around the community (animal shelter, food bank), as well as throwing a science themed Superhero party for a young boy who was battling cancer and a princess party for two young girls also battling cancer, and serving suppers in Iowa City. The group also does crew pictures, crew bonding and giveaways for the college/community throughout the semester. Follow Allen College’s Love Your Melon Crew’s continued journey on Facebook at ‘Allen College Love Your Melon Crew’ or on Instagram at @AllenCollegeLYM.