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Love Your Melon

LYM UHL Members

Love Your Melon is a USA made apparel brand run by college students across the country on a mission to give a hat to every child battling cancer in America. Ellie Laughlin (’18) came across the organization through a 10357788_820879768023659_2813449277574715072_o.jpgFacebook post, and when she went to by a hat, she noticed that our school wasn't an option for people to credit purchases to. Therefore, she decided to bring Love Your Melon to campus herself, with the help of 19 other incredible and dedicated crew members. The LYM crew participates in house, Ronald McDonald House, and hospitals visits dressed as super heroes to pass out hats and other goodies to children who are receiving cancer treatment. The LYM crew is currently full, so they are unable to accept additional members at this time, however, they can add potential members to their waitlist. People on the waitlist would be able to join once a spot opens up! The crew always appreciate volunteers at events that they hold and are always looking for additional support and representatives around campus. If you know someone of any age who is currently battling cancer or is in remission, you can request a hat for them at - if they are an adult please specify, as they probably don't need the crew to show up at their doors dressed as super heroes! If anyone has any any questions or would like to learn more about Love Your Melon’s mission, please contact Ellie at
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Grecia Portillo, another UHL Student in the LYM group, is the public relations manager for the crew. She works on their marketing efforts through different social media platforms and also helps develop ways for the crew to have a greater presence on our campus. Her Love Your Melon experience has been impactful because she sees this as a way for her crew to help children in need. “I have learned a lot about childhood cancer and the emotional impact that it can have on children and their families. Love Your Melon provides creative ways for us to interact with children and get our community involved in it. It is difficult to choose what I like the most about it because the entire experience has been great so far. However, the bond that has formed within our crew is amazing and I can't wait to see what we will fulfill in the future,” she says.


UHL Students who are currently involved in Love Your Melon: 


Emily Held (’19)

Madison Daley (’19)

Alexandra Willeford (’18)

Dessa Clemenson (’18)

Ellie Laughlin (’18)

Jessica Tran (’19)

Grecia Portillo (’18)


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