Cancer Has Its extras
The more Jillian walked with these 4 women through their personal journies, the more she came to the realization that
Cancer Has Its eXtras. Jillian, a singer/songwriter, soon found herself writing these words,“ Chix 4 a Cause —help to get through
tough times.” The purpose behind Chix 4 a Cause was clear —to lend a hand with the “extras.”
CHIX 4 A CAUSE IS BORN.
When the first Spring came after those 4 diagnosis, Jillian followed the voice that had been tugging at her soul. She rented
space in West Bend, Wisconsin’s ‘Old Courthouse’ and motivated people to donate food, beverages, auction items and musical
entertainment. She then invited her friends, their friends, and their friends’ friends to come out and support the cause. That
first ‘Evening of Celebration’ raised $6000 and kick started the nonprofit organization that would reach out to people
fighting cancer in their community by providing items or services called Gifts of Love.
Extra / ex-tra / ekstre (n.) The little things that make life better.
GIFTS OF LOVE IS WHAT CHIX 4 A CAUSE IS ALL ABOUT.
We help with the “extras” by doing a little extra and, in turn, making a difference in the lives of people (all ages and genders)
who are fighting cancer (all types of cancer) —one Gift of Love at a time. Because they are unique to the individual’s needs,
Gifts of Love come in all shapes and sizes. They might be a one-time monetary gift or service, assistance with housing expenses
or groceries, a weekend getaway, tickets to an event, or something as simple as a gas card or a taxi ride. The commonality
they share is the same as the reason they exist: to help with the “extras” by doing a little extra —one Gift of Love at a time.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR MORE THAN A DECADE.
Chix 4 a Cause is community-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has been providing Gifts of Love to people fighting
cancer for more than a decade. The annual spring Evening of Celebration is the main organization-sponsored fundraising
event, but we don’t do this alone. We have several business partners and organizations who also sponsor a variety of fundraisers
throughout the year to support the cause. Thanks to these businesses, organizations and many dedicated volunteers, we have
provided more than $160,000 in Gifts of Love and have expanded our reach beyond our Washington County roots to be able
to service all of southeastern Wisconsin.
Because Cancer Has Its eXtras, Chix 4 a Cause is determined to continue our mission of doing a little extra and making a
difference—one Gift of Love at a time.