President Carter became a “melon head” after supporting the Shippensburg University Love Your Melon (LYM) Campus Crew, in the Ceddia Union Building, Monday, November 27, at a tabling event hosted to generate awareness and win a contest.
Love Your Melon is an apparel brand that dedicates its time to provide every child with cancer a beanie. With a purchase of a beanie and other apparel, 50% of proceeds are donated to research organizations. To date, Love Your Melon has given over 120,000 hats to children battling cancer and has donated over $2.8 million to pediatric cancer research organizations.
Megan Allison, president of Shippensburg’s LYM Campus Crew, said, “We tabled to try to spread the word about Love Your Melon, as well as to try to win a challenge by coming up with the most creative way to promote Love Your Melon.”.
Logan Wein, the crew’s founder, agreed with the crew and said “She [President Carter] is transforming Shippensburg University and making the appropriate changes for us to succeed together.” Carter was the influencer Shippensburg’s LYM Crew needed to succeed in their challenge to spread awareness and to do so in the most creative and effective way.
“She now has a beanie that she will hopefully wear out around the town. She can tell our story to anyone who asks,” Allison said.
When President Carter arrived, Wein presented the president with her very own LYM beanie to have and wear as a thank you for joining and supporting the cause alongside the students.
The Shippensburg University Campus Crew is just one of the universities across the U.S. that participate in challenges and events to generate awareness in hopes of one day finding a cure, and to bring happiness to individuals with cancer and their loved ones.
“The most exciting part about Love Your Melon is working with other crew members to complete challenges while also getting to know each other and making friends while doing it,” Allison said.
The Shippensburg University Campus Crew is ranked first in their region and fourth in the nation against other schools across the country by completing and winning challenges that promote awareness for pediatric cancer and LYM’s mission.