SMAC! Sock Monkeys Against Cancer have officially been “unleashed” and are ready to SMAC! cancer big time.
First of all, thank you for bringing us to life last November through a crowdfunding campaign. We cannot possibly tell you how grateful we are. Second, thank you for your patience. There were many unanticipated delays with the manufacturer that pushed production back, getting us into your hands several months later than we hoped. The good news: SMAC! monkeys NoMo and Phoenix are on their way.
SMAC! Monkeys in the Mail!
One thousand SMAC! monkeys have hit my garage and I will personally be sending them to you or taking them to the Nebraska Medical Center (if you opted to have them sent to a cancer patient(s) ASAP. I will also be holding a press conference at the Med Center (and livestreaming it) to deliver more than 400 SMAC! monkeys to cancer patients. Seriously…how amazing is that? More details to come. THANK YOU for making it happen.
Due to your generosity and commitment to SMAC!-ing cancer, SMAC! Sock Monkeys Against Cancer is now a social enterprise – a startup business focused on creating social change in the world of cancer by encouraging giving to those impacted by cancer, providing tangible sock monkey love & comfort and directing dollars to cancer research and programs.
Yep, you can now order SMAC! monkeys online. Look at these incredible crowdfunding campaign stats that got us here:
- 400 people pledged to the campaign
- Exceeded total estimated goal of $35,000. You pledged$35,681.
- Raised over $5,000 within 24 hours – the highest-earning first day in the history of the social crowdfunding site StartSomeGood
Whether you gave $5 or $1,000 – or anything in between – you brought SMAC! to life. My Mom’s (Leslie Lehrman) legacy is now in action. Mom wanted others with cancer to find the same comfort with the SMAC! monkeys as she did. She passed away on December 5, 2012. However, I was able to tell her on Thanksgiving Day the campaign hit its tipping point and became a reality. She was so very happy.
SMAC! in Action
Once you get your SMAC! monkey(s), here are several ways to get your SMAC! on:
- Share your story: Simply take a photo of you with your SMAC! monkey (or someone you gave it to) and upload it here. You can be as simple or creative as you want to be. We just want to be sure you are feelin’ the SMAC! love.
- Download your SMAC! monkey adoption certificate!
- Social Media Shout Outs: To see social media shout outs of your pledges, type #SMACfounder in the search area on the “SMAC! in Action” page on the website. (Coming soon for those who opted in.)
- Website Founder Listings: To see your name /company as a SMAC! founder go to Campaign Founder Levels. (Coming soon for those who opted in.)
- Newsletter: Sign up for the SMAC! newsletter to keep up with the latest news.
Time for a SMAC!-down
Again, our eternal gratitude to YOU for making this dream a reality. Now, we all need to keep this movement going…and growing. Tell your friends the SMAC! monkeys are now available to order. Everyone out there impacted by cancer deserves their own special creature comfort. Let’s make it happen!
More thanks than possible,