Support Lacuna Loft At A Canvas + Cocktails Evening!

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Join Lacuna Loft for a night of fun and crafting, painting, and cocktails led by our Chief Program Officer, Aerial Donovan, and a lovely artist, Kent.  When you can’t join a paint and sip in person, we’ll bring the fun directly to you!  Grab a friend (near or far, we’ll be on Zoom!) and join Lacuna Loft online for an opportunity to directly support our programs for young adult cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers while also creating a beautiful canvas acrylic painting and learning a fun cocktail!

After making your contribution toward the event we’ll send you everything you need for the event in the mail!

Join us on Thursday, April 22nd at 5 pm PT / 7 pm CT / 8 pm ET for a 90-minute Crafting Night.

Psst, having a hard time with the price tag?  We totally get it!  We’ll keep hosting free creative art workshops for our community of young adults facing cancer but this event might be perfect for a friend or family member of yours!

Grab your ticket today!

Join The Survivorship Series

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Welcome to the Survivorship Series!

Together, 25 young adults facing cancer (patients, survivors, or caregivers) will go through a 6-week, online program experience where you’ll hit the highlights of our workshops!  You’ll form a tight-knit community and every other week, you’ll take part in a different 2-hour program with the same group of young adults moving together through the series.

In week 1 you’ll join a Creative Art Workshop, in week 3 a Young Adult Cancer Hangout + Game Night, and in week 5 a Creative Writing/Journaling Workshop.  In between workshops, you’ll have access to a private Facebook group for your cohort of 25 young adults where you can connect and communicate.  You may only take part in the series once, and when you sign up you are committing to taking part in all 6 weeks.

The first round of the Survivorship Series has been scheduled and starts on Wednesday, Feb. 17th! 

Week 1:  Wednesday, February 17 @ 4 pm PT / 6 pm CT / 7 pm ET – Creative Art Workshop (a very cool, cactus paper mosaic)
Week 3:  Wednesday, March 3 @ 4 pm PT / 6 pm CT / 7 pm ET – YAC Hangout / Game Night
Week 5:  Wednesday, March 17 @ 4 pm PT / 6 pm CT / 7 pm ET – Journaling/Creative Writing Workshop

Supporting Lacuna Loft In A Crafting Night

Join Lacuna Loft for a night of fun and crafting, making monogrammed ceramic coasters led by our Chief Program Officer, Aerial Donovan.  When you can’t join a paint and sip in person, we’ll bring the fun directly to you!  Grab a friend and join other Lacuna Loft supporters online for a chance to directly support our programs for young adult cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers while also creating fabulous monogrammed ceramic coasters.

After making your contribution toward the event we’ll send you everything you need for the event in the mail!

Join us on Monday, November 30th at 5 pm PT / 7 pm CT / 8 pm ET for a 2-hour Supporter Crafting Night.

Go here to grab your ticket today!

 

Ask Your Friends To Give One And Get One!

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With the world in constant flux, Lacuna Loft has decided to open our virtual doors and bring as many people inside as we can!  In that spirit, we’re inviting your friends and family to a Give One, Get One Event!

So, how does it work?  Lacuna Loft runs free, online supportive programs for young adult cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers (that’s you guys!).  Our programs are unique in the support they provide, the connections they create, and the measurable, positive patient outcomes we improve.  Our programs have been shown to improve quality of life for young adult cancer patients and survivors.

But you know what else?  They’re fun!

Now, anyone can join one of our online Give One, Get One Events, experience a program just like our courageous survivors do, and pay it forward at the same time.  For every person who takes part in an online Give One, Get One Event, they’ll support a spot in another online program for a young adult cancer survivor!

Get a spot in a fun, creative program at Lacuna Loft and Give a spot in another workshop to a young adult cancer survivor!

Would you mind sharing the word with your family and friends?  We have several Give One, Get One Events already scheduled!  Send them here to learn more and to give one and get one!

 

Lacuna Loft Is Five!

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The last 5 years have been an incredible ride.  Lacuna Loft was granted our nonprofit status 5 years ago in April…I was just about to move to California and had very little idea of what was in store for me, much less the brand new organization I was leading.  Over the last 5 years, I have had the privilege of connecting with thousands of other young adults who have faced cancer courageously and without hesitation.  We have come together in Lacuna Loft’s virtual rooms, sharing joys and sorrows, comforting one another, and lending empathic ears.  The power of our collective voices, the power of hearing that single voice who could validate our experience, is immeasurable.

Thank you for your presence.  Thank you for your love.  Thank you for your generosity with one another.

For that next young adult diagnosed with cancer, consider giving $5 for 5 years.

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With warmth,

Mallory

Bid, Bid, Bid!

Our online auction closes Saturday, January 11th at 11:59 pm PT!  There are so many fun things to bid on from gift baskets to one-of-a-kind experiences, handmade artwork to sports memorabilia, and more!

When we decided to postpone the in-person gala, we immediately knew we needed to bring the awesome auction items online to our broader community.  Our courageous survivors are spread all around the country and the world.  Now you can share the auction with your friends and family.  All proceeds go directly to fuel our programs so have some fun along the way and grab some great stuff!

In addition to the silent auction, we also have Lacuna Loft swag for purchase.  Tees and hoodies, as well as limited-edition bags and pint glasses, are available and all proceeds go directly to supporting Lacuna Loft programs.

Get in on the action!

Masquerade Gala Update

Hello all!

A little bit of a different type of blog content today.  In mid-October, we made the decision to postpone the Masquerade on the Moon Gala.  While Chicago is a central location, we decided that this year we needed to embrace the community that we’ve built online over the past 5 years.  We love seeing everyone in person and hope to host a more traditional gala again next year, but until then we’ve moved the Silent Auction online!  Starting in mid-December, everyone near and far can participate in the online silent auction to support Lacuna Loft!  So many of our community members made some really spectacular items for the auction too.  We have so many great auction items and I am so excited to see us all come together!

In addition to the silent auction, we’ll also have Lacuna Loft swag for purchase.  Tees and hoodies, as well as limited-edition bags and pint glasses, will be available and all proceeds go directly to supporting Lacuna Loft programs.  Stay tuned for more updates and for your chance to get in on the fun!

Warmly,

Mallory, Founder + CEO

Last Chance To Come And Masquerade!

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Update:  The Gala has been postponed.  We will be hosting an online auction in mid-December so that you can join in on the silent auction fun from anywhere.  Stay tuned for more details and if you have any questions, please email aerial@lacunaloft.org.

This week is your last chance to join us in Chicago for the Masquerade on the Moon Gala or to support from afar!  The event will feature a hilarious Emcee, himself a young adult cancer survivor as well as a silent auction, cocktails and hor d’oeuvres, limited edition merchandise, and so much more.  Come and celebrate with Lacuna Loft either in Chicago or from your own home!

Learn more and grab your swag here!

We’re signing off early this week and next week will be taking a very quick recovery break from programming (except for the Unspoken Ink Creative Writing Workshop and the Meditation Workshop!).  See you in November!

Have A Masquerade Weekend

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We are just so excited about our Masquerade on the Moon Gala in Chicago happening on November 2nd that we can’t stop talking about it!  (Well…that and all of our awesome programs happening too!)

Can’t make it to the Gala but loving what you experience over here at Lacuna Loft?  Throw $7 our way today and support all of the programs we run month after month for young adult cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers!

Can make it to the Gala?  Great!  Grab your tickets and gear, don’t forget your mask, and we’ll see you on November 2nd!

2 Week Countdown Until We Masquerade In Chicago

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The Masquerade on the Moon Gala is only 2 weeks away!  This event, happening only once a year, is not to be missed.  We’ll have a fabulous young adult cancer survivor as our emcee for the evening (more on him in the next few weeks!), there will be a spectacular array of items for sale in our silent auction, a great variety of Lacuna Loft merch to grab, and more.

If you’re not able to join us in person, we have some great limited-edition event tees you can purchase and a chance to donate directly to Lacuna Loft.  (Plus, snag last year’s extra tees in limited numbers at a very reduced price!)

Where: 1821 W. Hubbard Street Suite 307 Chicago, IL 60622

When: Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 6-9 pm

Who: You!

Attire: Semi-Formal

We can’t wait to see you in Chicago!

Interested in sponsoring a part of the evening? Please contact mallory@lacunaloft.org for more information!