Love Your Melon was founded in an entrepreneurship class at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota by two friends, Zach and Brian. On a mission to improve the lives of children battling cancer since October 22nd, 2012, Love Your Melon began with the simple idea of putting a hat on every child battling cancer in America.
"We founded the organization while we were sophomores in college. We wanted to help those in need and everything else came together. The hats that we made were popular enough to sell out the first weekend. On December 18th, 2012, we got to go to our first hospital donation event and it was then that we knew how cool this idea was. Seeing the smiles on the kids faces that day was incredible so we kept making the hats." - Zach
Love Your Melon embarked on two nationwide tours in 2014 to spread its mission from coast to coast. It has since worked to establish a network of college students called Love Your Melon Ambassadors who are responsible for spreading the mission of the organization in their own city. To date, more than 11,000 college students at over 736 different schools nationally have signed on as ambassadors to sell and donate hats. As a part of the new partnership with CureSearch and The Pinky Swear Foundation, ambassadors will work directly with both organizations in the fight against cancer.