'We are on a mission to create smiles on children’s faces'

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EUGENE, Ore. — Love Your Melon, a non-profit organization helping children battling cancer, visited Eugene this week.
 
The non-profit began as a school project until two Minnesota students decided their idea could make a real impact.
 
Love Your Melon is currently visiting 20 cities across the Western United States, selling hats.  

For each purchase, a second hat is donated to children with cancer in the hospital.

“We are on a mission to create smiles on children’s faces. For every hat we sell, we match that, and donate it to a child in the hospital,” said Michelle Sagan of Love Your Melon.

Katie Gruys learned about the organization’s tour from her friend and Love Your Melon Co-Founder. 

As a University of Oregon student and basketball player, she knew her and her peers could make a difference.

“Duck fans are crazy and we all support each other. I know their record is 140 so hopefully we can beat that,” Gruys said.
 
By the end of the day, Love Your Melon set a tour record, selling 142 hats. 

Details on purchasing products from the foundation can be found at loveyourmelon.com