What are Swag Bags? How you can help…

Many have asked…

What are Swag Bags? They are bags delivered to chemotherapy patients at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and they consist of eight comfort items…

Chapstick • Blankets • Body Lotions • Nail Polish • Soft tissue packs • Earphones/earbuds • Blank Journal • Colorful pens

All Swag Bags are delivered directly to CHOP Salon Services once assembled. They are delivered often during salon treatments for patients undergoing Chemotherapy by CHOP Salon Services. Many kids and teens receiving chemo experience:

Discomfort and Pain • Skin Damage or Changes • Hair Loss and Scalp Sensitivity • Mouth, Gum, and Throat Sores • Gastrointestinal Problems • Urinary System Problems • Central Nervous System Problems • Decreased Blood Counts • Increased Risk of Infection

The contents of the swag bag help patients and their families cope with the early stages of treatment and the side effects.

Diseases treated with Chemotherapy
Cancer Related Disease:  
• Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia • Retinoblastoma • Leukemia • Rhabdomyosarcoma • Soft Tissue Sarcoma • Melanoma • Neuroblastoma • Brain Tumors • Germ Cell Tumors • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma • Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

Non-Cancer Related Diseases • Rheumatoid Arthritis • Lupus • Multiple Sclerosis • Non-Cancerous Tumors • Neurofibromatosis

You can help by making a monetary donation to The LIV Foundation or by scheduling an in-kind donation of any of the contents listed above.  NOTE: All in-kind donations are required to be in their original packaging and are subject to inspection.

Most donations come to us throughout the holiday season and are delivered to CHOP in batches of one-hundred bags at a time by The LIV Foundation Volunteers. Help us pay it forward to this incredible institution that has helped so many loved ones in our community! If you have questions or want to set up a donation pickup, please email us at thelivfoundation@gmail.com.

Thank you for reading! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Holiday Season!

 

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