Lemons of Love (LOL) is a non-profit, 501(c) organization founded by Jill Swanson Peltier, a cancer fighter and owner of Fresh Air Systems Technologies (F.A.S.T) in Des Plaines, IL. She created Lemons of Love after being diagnosed with stage III colon cancer and going through chemotherapy in 2014. Lemons of Love is based on the well-known expression, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” but with a twist, “When life gives you lemons – laugh out loud.”

The LOL bags are hand made by volunteer stitchers with lots of love. Jill chooses special products that were essential in healing during her own treatments. Each beautiful package is filled with Organic body lotion (for dry chemo skin); Claeys Old Fashioned Lemon Drops (naturally flavored to hide get rid of the awful metallic taste); Dark Chocolate Acai (dark chocolate is nutritious and acai berries have antioxidants, fiber and heart-healthy fats); Organic Ginger Tea (for upset stomachs); a Lemons of Love water bottle (BPA Free - made in USA), a bottle of Calypso Lemonade (graciously donated by Calypso); a Lemons of Love FIGHTER silicone bracelet, superhero socks (because, let’s face it, you achieve superhero status when fighting this battle), and a "happy" picture (drawn by a child). Frequently, other items, not included here, are added as a result of exclusive donations. It’s difficult to know how to help family, friends and co-workers who are diagnosed with cancer and going through chemotherapy. This is the perfect gift to send to them.

A Lemons of Love chemo-care package is the perfect gift, we offer the handmade tote or gorgeous Lemons of Love limited edition box. They are delivered to local hospitals and also sent to cancer patients nationwide. To share this “gift of humanity,” please make a donation to Lemons of Love, Inc. - Thank you to all of our volunteers and those who have donated time, skills, items and funds. We appreciate your love and support.

"Lemons of Love is an adventure run solely on the generosity of humanity.” – Jill Swanson Peltier 

Mazda MX5 Event

Mazda MX-5 Cup Giveaway Announces a Winner!

Drake Kemper is the winner of the Mazda MX5 Global Cup Race car! A huge supporter of Lemons of Love, Drake hails from Los Angeles, CA and has been a professional race car driver for 3 years. Drakes got big plans for this car. Come back soon to learn more. Congrats Drake from all of us at LOL!

We give a huge thank you to Mazda Motorsports, Long Road Racing, Simpson Race Products for donating a Carbon Fiber helmet, PAGID Racing for donating a trunk full of brake pads, F.A.S.T. Fresh Air Systems Technologies for donating a cool suit system, and the many people and racetracks that have shared this event.


March Fundraiser

We are painting our Lemons Blue! and giving away some blue too...

Since March is Colon Cancer Awareness month, we have decided to share the love with a colon cancer organization called Colon Cancer Alliance! Half of what we raise through this fundraiser will be donated to this fabulous group.

Also, for every $25.00 donated, your name will be entered into a drawing for a gorgeous Tiffany Necklace, and it comes in a little BLUE box! *Winners name will be pulled on April 1, 2017 (no joke)!

Please Donate by clicking the button below! Thanks for your support!


When life gives you lemons...

We make lemonade! No one should have to go through chemo alone… Lemons of Love shares joy with cancer patients with our beautiful handmade bags filled with gifts! Share some lemonade today.


New Bags

Our Cool New Boxes

Patterned Bags

Striped Bags

More Patterned Bags

Camo Bags

Lots of Varieties

Bags with goodies