Lexicon Legal Services Scholarship
College is an expensive endeavor. Now imagine facing the prospect of paying for school on top of carrying crippling medical debt all while battling a potentially life-threatening illness.
Founded in 1993, Cancer for College is a charity that has been providing need-based college scholarships and educational experiences to cancer survivors since 1993. Since its inception they have granted over 1,400 scholarships awarding more than $4 million to survivors around the country.
Lexicon is proud to partner with Cancer for College to provide a new scholarship designed to help cancer survivors realize their dream of earning a law degree. We will work together to find a deserving survivor and help alleviate the financial burdens that come with education and the disease. Our mission is to help these young people thrive through college and beyond.
The scholarship application period will be open from November 1 until January 31 each year. To learn more about this scholarship, please visit www.cancerforcollege.org
Lexicon Monthly Charitable Initiatives
Each month Lexicon chooses a new charity to support. Here are some of the causes Lexicon has supported recently.
January and February 2021 - Kids Rock Cancer
Lexicon is committed to expanding our local charitable impact throughout the St. Louis area and in our other office locations in the U.S. with our entire team’s help.
To kick off 2021, January and February were the employee’s choice! Lexicon challenged our employees to pick their favorite local organization that assists the cancer community and support the organization how they chose (donate their time, raise funds, etc.). Also, Lexicon committed to matching the amount raised by the top two employees who raised funds for their favorite organization!
Through this initiative, we were introduced to Kids Rock Cancer.
Kids Rock Cancer is an innovative program that helps children cope with the unique emotional challenges that accompany a cancer diagnosis. Through the proven healing power of music therapy, Kids Rock Cancer helps children combat feelings of anxiety, depression, uncertainty, and helplessness. The program provides:
- A vehicle for self-expression
- A sense of self-esteem and accomplishment
- A distraction from the physical and emotional pain
- A sense of joy and optimism
Scott Brennan, Lexicon CEO, and our top fundraisers Genny Hembrock, Process Improvement Specialist, and Lauren Phillips, Director, Quality and Process Improvement, joined the Kids Rock Cancer Couch Sessions to share our organization’s overall charitable program and present the funds raised.
December 2020 - Deck the Halls with Donations
In December 2020, Lexicon challenged our employees to donate $5 each in charitable giving to help those battling cancer in the St. Louis area celebrate the holiday season with their families.
Through the St. Louis Peregrine Society’s Holiday Program, 120 families affected by cancer receive holiday gift boxes filled with pajamas, gloves and hats, grocery store gift cards, and toys for kids. Through donations, Lexicon employees can help offset the cost of the organization’s holiday gift boxes and bring holiday cheer to families facing the challenges of cancer.
The St. Louis Peregrine Society is dedicated to improving the quality of life of cancer patients living in the St. Louis area. In 1948, a group of St. Louis women envisioned an organization solely devoted to providing services to those in our community suffering from cancer. Their dream became a reality in April of 1949 when the St. Louis Peregrine Society (originally incorporated as the St. Louis Cancer Society) was formed. Their mission then as it is now is to “improve the quality of life of cancer patients living in St. Louis City and County.”
Through this initiative, Lexicon was able to raise a total of $1,270 through employee donations and Lexicon’s matching amount. $635 was donated from Lexicon team members throughout the month, and Lexicon CIO Brad Paubel provided Lexicon’s matching amount to Peregrine Society Executive Director Shari Cunningham.
November 2020 - Blow it Up for Lung Cancer
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and Lexicon is asked to Blow it Up for Lung Cancer.
A simple task, such as blowing up a balloon, is next to impossible for lung cancer patients to do. Throughout November, Lexicon employees are asked to purchase a balloon for $1 to support Lung Cancer Connection, Inc. Lexicon will match employee donations up to $2,000. With their donation, employees are encouraged to share the name of a loved one who has had lung cancer or died from the disease.
With a mission to raise awareness, increase patient and family support, and advocate for greater funding for lung cancer research, screening, and treatment, Lung Cancer Connection, Inc. is a non-profit organization comprised of lung cancer patients, survivors, family, friends, and medical professionals, all dedicated to providing information, education, resources, and hope about this devastating disease.
October 2020 - Pink Ribbon Girls
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To support those who have and are battling breast cancer, Lexicon launched the Post-it for Pink initiative to support the St. Louis chapter of Pink Ribbon Girls.
Pink Ribbon Girls was founded by breast cancer survivors who have a passion for supporting and empowering others who are currently fighting against breast and gynecological cancers. This organization strives to make the burden lighter for patients and their families. They balance the fear and uncertainty that breast and gynecological cancers bring to individuals and families by providing FREE direct services of healthy meals, housecleaning, rides to treatment, and peer support to our clients to ensure that No One Travels This Road Alone. In St. Louis, Pink Ribbon Girls supports patients and their families in 23 area hospitals and 86 zip codes.
Throughout October, Lexicon employees were encouraged to put on a pink shirt, headband, pants, or any pink attire and send in a picture. Lexicon committed to contributing $15 to the Pink Ribbon Girls for each employee who submits a picture. Plus, Lexicon will donate an additional $500 if more than 100 employees send a picture to support the cause.
September 2020 - Friends of Kids with Cancer
September is childhood cancer awareness month. To honor those kids that have or are currently fighting cancer, Lexicon partnered with the St. Louis based organization Friends of Kids with Cancer.
Friends of Kids with Cancer is devoted to enriching children’s daily lives undergoing treatment and survivors of cancer and blood-related diseases and are dedicated to helping St. Louis area kids with cancer be kids for over two decades. The organization focuses on advocating for these special kids, and their families with the educational, emotional, and recreational support needed due to the long hours of chemotherapy, illness, and isolation.
Throughout September, Lexicon employees were challenged to walk in honor of these kids and raise funds. During their walking, employees could also earn wellness points for our corporate wellness initiative. Healthy employees helping kids, it was a win-win. The Lexicon team took 20,411,008 steps, the equivalent of over 8,000 miles, in September to support Friends of Kids with Cancer.
Lexicon CEO Scott Brennan and the top steppers of the month proudly presented a check for $1,500 to Brandy Bimslager, executive Director of Friends of Kids with Cancer, at the month’s conclusion.
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