CANNONS CHAMPIONS FOR CANCER

Thank you to the Boston Cannons and to Gina Morrison for nominating Bennett Brothers Balm for Cannons Champions for Cancer. It was an honor to be a part of this special day. 💜

Harry and Heath were honored as part of the Boston Cannons (professional lacrosse team) Cannons Fighting Cancer/Cannons Champions for Cancer. The Cannons played the OHIO Machine and Boston won 23-14!!

Harry invited his friend, Majie, DC made a new friend, Heath ate "the best double-cone ice cream ever", Harry and Heath got to meet their friend (and nominator) Ella Morrison from Ella's Lemonade Shop (pic of them on the field), and they all got to meet and take pics with some of the players!

It was a great day and we all had a BLAST! Oh, and one of the players (Mitch Belisle #85) retired after yesterday's game and donated his game check to the Boston Children's Hospital Blood Disorders Clinic. Amazing stuff. Inspiring to be surrounded by such giving.

CHILDREN ARE ANGELS FROM HEAVEN (part 2)

Last year, Bennett Brothers Balm donated a box of Balm to our friend, Ray at the Medford, Ma based charity, Children are Angels from Heaven. After a very long, crazy journey through Europe (including Ireland and Switzerland), Bennett Brothers Balm finally arrived at it's final destination in Rourkela, India. We are so excited to finally see these photos and share them with you! 

Thank you, Ray, for all you do for the people (especially the children) of India! 

Much Love ,

Harry & Heath 


Hi Harry & Heath

These photos were sent to me from the Sisters in Rourkela. 

You see the Sisters passing the Balm out to young girls who work in the gardens & some of the Sisters. I do know an envelope has been sent to me 6 weeks ago from Rourkela with what I hope is a very short DVD of the Balm and also report cards of sponsored students for people here in the USA...It has not arrived yet.. When it does I will let you know.

I know both of you boys work very hard with the Balm and it is very special what you do with the money. I admire both of you for what you are doing.

Ray O

Children are Angels from Heaven

501(c)(3)Non Profit Charity

www.Childrenareangels.org

www.facebook.com/ChildrenAreAngelsFromHeaven

PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS PROGRAM

WASHINGTON, D.C. APRIL 28 - MAY 1, 2018

It was an honor to have been chosen for The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards 2018. All of the honorees are doing amazing things in their communities and we are so inspired by their passion for giving. This trip has was an experience of a lifetime. Thank you to Prudential for everything.

Here are a few of the highlights, but each and every moment was truly amazing!!! So proud to represent the State of Massachusetts, the City of Malden, MassachusettsDana Farber Cancer InstituteThe Jimmy Fund and my school, St. Joseph School Medford

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PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS 2018 HONOREE!

Very proud and honored to have been selected as the top Middle Level Honoree from MA for The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards 2018! Thank you to my Principal for nominating me and to the committee for choosing me. I hope that this recognition will shine a light on the urgent need to raise funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research! Congratulations to all of the winners, finalists and student volunteers everywhere! https://spirit.prudential.com/…/2…/ma/harrison-harry-bennett

BOSTON, Feb. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Kira Andreucci, 17, of Fitchburgand Harrison (Harry) Bennett, 12, of Malden today were named Massachusetts' top two youth volunteers of 2018 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. As State Honorees, Kira and Harry each will receive $1,000, an engraved silver medallion and an all-expense-paid trip in late April to Washington, D.C., where they will join the top two honorees from each of the other states and the District of Columbia for four days of national recognition events. During the trip, 10 students will be named America's top youth volunteers of 2018.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, now in its 23rd year, is conducted by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

Middle Level State Honoree: Harry Bennett
Nominated by St. Joseph School in Medford

Harry, a seventh-grader at St. Joseph School, created a nonprofit organization with his younger brother to produce a line of all-natural lip and body balm products that they sell to support Hodgkin's lymphoma research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. When Harry's friend Timmy was diagnosed with Hodgkin's in May of 2016, Harry "couldn't believe that someone so young, active and healthy could have cancer." He immediately wanted to do something to raise money, but also help his friend feel better during his arduous chemotherapy treatments. "I had heard that cancer patients' lips and skin can get very dry from treatments, so I thought making a lip balm would be a great idea," Harry said.

So, with the help of their family, the Bennett brothers began researching ingredients, testing recipes and hand-producing all-natural, vegan and chemical-free lip and body balm products. A family friend, who is a graphic designer, created a logo for their brand, called "Bennett Brothers Balm." Then they designed labels and packaging, and their parents helped them set up a website and social media accounts. Next, Harry and his brother were ready to start marketing. Most of their sales are made at craft shows and special events, such as 5K races and cancer fundraisers; the products are also available at a local salon, a yoga studio and on Etsy. So far, Bennett Brothers Balm has raised more than $5,300 to help find a cure for Hodgkin's lymphoma. "We felt this work was important because friends help friends," said Harry. "It's just what you do."     

For Spirit of Community Awards program logo and medallion graphics, please visit https://spirit.prudential.com/resources/media

1 MILLION 4 ANNA FOUNDATION - ANNA'S CLOSET COLLABORATION! 

1 MILLION 4 ANNA FOUNDATION - ANNA'S CLOSET COLLABORATION! 

December 20, 2017

Christmas is almost here and we just received the best present! We are so excited to share this news with you! The 1 Million 4 Anna Foundation's "Anna's Closet" provides small teen gifts, giving patients a "prize" for every poke they receive in the cancer/blood disorders clinic. Their goal – put a smile on the face of a teen going through cancer treatment. And now Bennett Brothers Balm will be one of those small gifts! 

With 20 Closets operating in children’s hospitals in 10 states throughout the US, this is such a wonderful opportunity for us to get our Balm to the very people it was originally made for! Children with cancer. 💜

We are so honored to be associated with the 1 Million 4 Anna Foundation, and we thank them for believing in us and supporting our shared cause! Raising funds and awareness for Pediatric Cancer!

Thank you to our friend, Jen Caruso of Swirls Around the World for posting about 1 Million 4 Anna during their 12:12 campaign and bringing the Foundation to our attention. Please check out both of these amazing organizations when you have a chance!

Have a Blessed Holiday Season and a Very Merry Christmas! XO

Much Love,
The Bennett Family

"The 1 Million 4 Anna Foundation was founded in January 2012. But we began long before that. After Anna was diagnosed with Ewing’s in November 2009, many of us found ourselves searching something to do or some way to help. Initially, we found that the best thing we could do for Anna was to pray for her. With that in mind, the idea for 1 Million 4 Anna was born. People pledged to pray for Anna daily at 12:12 PM, a time selected because of Romans 12:12 which says “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” 

CHILDREN ARE ANGELS FROM HEAVEN  

CHILDREN ARE ANGELS FROM HEAVEN AND BENNETT BROTHERS BALM! 

December 6, 2017

A few weeks ago we donated a box of Balm to our friend, Ray O'Brien, an amazing human who runs Children Are Angels From Heaven, an organization dedicated to helping profoundly disadvantaged children pursue productive and meaningful lives. Today we received this message from Ray re: our shipment of Bennett Brothers Balm and we would like to share it with you! Ray was very disappointed that the Balm did not arrive in time for him to personally deliver it, but it DID finally arrive and we are so excited!!! Our Balm traveled from Boston, to NY, to Dublin, Ireland, to Switzerland to Mumbai, to Calcutta, to it's final destination in Rourkela!!! How cool is that!!!

Much Love to Ray and everyone involved in getting our Balm to India. We wish him safe travels home to Medford! 💜💜💜

PS: We will be sure to share photos with you when we are able.

Hi Harry and Heath,

I received a telephone call early this morning in Kolkata >>>>The Balm has arrived in Rourkela today!

I have given the Daughters of the Cross Sisters instructions what to do....

Everything will work out now, the only problem is, the photos will all be mailed to me in Medford by Registered mail when everything is given away....then I will give them to you to see...I hope this is ok with you ??? I also hope that you have looked at the tracking of the Balm, it sure has traveled to many places!

Don't worry, God will look after us and the project will be completed soon.

Thank You for your help.

I leave for home Fri night. If you have any questions please call me when I get back.

Ray O

NEW PACKAGING!!!! 

November 19, 2017

Hi Friends! Bennett Brothers Balm has some exciting news to share! Due to some quality issues we were experiencing with our tins, we decided to upgrade the packaging of our Original Lip Balm and our Tummy Troubles! The new containers are Polypropylene Plastic (PP), which is not only safe and highly durable, but also fully recyclable with a low environmental impact. We care very much about producing a high quality product that you will love and want to buy again and again, while also being kind to the planet and your wallet. Since Tummy Troubles is such a special, unique product for us, we wanted it to stand on its own next to our Original Balm, so we gave it a new container and doubled the volume. These little jars will now cost $10 for 1.2 OZ of product. Our Lip Balm will remain at $5. Thanks for your support and we hope you will love our new packaging as much as we do! 💜