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BENNETT BROTHERS BALM & STELLA & DOT!

Friday, April 21, 2017

***Support Cancer Research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute AND Autism Awareness!***

Hi Friends!

We are so excited to announce that Bennett Brothers Balm and Lisa D'Angelo of Stella & Dot are teaming up to bring you a very special opportunity to support two great causes!

Bennett Brothers Balm will be at West Medford Open Studios next Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30 from 12-5pm at the Brooks School in Medford. For every 3 or more Balms you purchase, your name will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win one of 4 beautiful Stella & Dot bracelets benefitting the HollyRod Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing compassionate care to those living with autism and their families. You can view the bracelets here: https://www.stelladot.com/…/colle…/stelladot-foundation-shop

Please stop by and see us at the Brooks School, 388 High Street in Medford (Site #9 on the WMOS *map) next weekend! ***You can pick one up from our friends at Shear Madness in Medford!

Hope to see you there!!!

Much Love, 

Harry & Heath

Check out Lisa's link for more great Stella & Dot goodies!

Lisa D'Angelo
(617) 281-5858
dangelo.lisa@gmail.com 
www.stelladot.com/sites/lisadangelo/

MGH CANCER CENTER'S 100 EVERYDAY AMAZING!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Dear Friends and Family! 

We are so excited to share with you that Heath and I were selected as two of Mass General Cancer Center's 100 Everyday Amazing! We are SO proud! 

Now, more than ever, we are committed to raising funds and awareness for cancer research. We promise to continue to work hard for all those fighting the battle and for all those who we have lost to this horrible disease! 

Thank you for supporting us on our journey of giving, we hope it inspires YOU to take action!

XOXO 

Much Love,

Harry & Heath

www.theonehundred.org

RESOLUTION RUN TO KICK CANCER 5K!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

We sold over $400 worth of Balm at the Resolution Run to Kick Cancer 5K today! Here we are with or friends, Timmy, Molly, Meghan and Caitlin! #teamtimmystrong

NCEA YOUTH VIRTUES, VALOR AND VISION AWARD WINNERS!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Thank you, Dr. Ospino, for presenting us with the National Catholic Educational Association Youth Virtues, Valor and Vision Award this morning! We are SO proud and honored to be 2 of the 10 selected to receive this award out of 150 nominees!!!! http://www.ncea.org/NCEA/Proclaim/Awards/Youth_Virtues__Valor_and_Vision_Awards_Winners.aspx

THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND...

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Dear Courtney, thank you for being a friend, inspiration, role model, and more. We will continue the fight for cancer research in your honor and memory and we will do everything we can to help find a cure. We will never give up - we learned that from you. You will remain forever in our hearts. We love you! Fly with the angels, sweet friend. xoxoxo <3

DONATION MATCH!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Friends - we have some amazing news to share with you! Thanks to a very generous match by Arbella Insurance Group, our $787 donation to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute today was DOUBLED!!! Together we have raised a total of $2161 for Dr. Billett's Hodgkins research plus today's match of $787 which will go wherever it is needed most! Our special fundraiser balm, Jonesin' for Vanilla, also raised $275 for our friend Courtney this fall. We are very proud of all we have accomplished in these past 6 months - we could not have done it without all of YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! 💜💛💚💙

PS: Our friends, Julie and Brendan at Dana-Farber took us out to lunch today! We had so much fun with them and can't wait to do it again! :)

WORKBAR UNION HOLIDAY STROLL!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Awesome day at the Workbar Union Craft Fair...we sold close to 100 tins of Bennett Brothers Balm!!! One woman we met bought 11 tins to send to friends as a thank you for all of the volunteer charity work they do. She said she was looking for the perfect gift to send them and she finally found it!!! It was a great day...thank you, Workbar for inviting us!!! Merry Christmas, everyone!!! 💜 Harry & Heath 🎅🎄🎅

PITCH CONTEST FEEDBACK!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Hi Friends! We thought you might like to see what our feedback was from our E for All Pitch Contest entry! It's pretty cool to read what people think about our business idea and it makes us very excited for the future of Bennett Brothers Balm:) -Harry & Heath

Reader1: Ideas that are born out of a personal experience have that special ingredient, passion. You definitely have created something out of wanting to help and comfort your friend through his cancer treatments. I admire what you are doing. As you are students and ages 11 and 7, I would like to know who is guiding and helping you? It sounds like if this is FDA approved you will have many more outlets to sell your products. Who will be presenting these products to hospitals and other facilities? I am sure you have grown and learned a lot...and I can only imagine in a few years all that you will know about growing a business and selling products. Where do you hope to be in the next 5 years?

Reader2: Dear Harry and Heath, Thank you for your application to the EforAll Lowell-Lawrence All Ideas Pitch Contest. This is an absolutely wonderful idea and business! The social mission is powerful. It's so impressive that you've developed this and you're only 7 and 11. There are tons of programs and opportunities for young entrepreneurs, so definitely keep at this. I'm definitely recommending you to Pitch. Be sure to reach out to the staff at EforAll for support if you need.

Reader3: You are such an inspiration! What great friends you are! I hope you continue with this effort and are able to raise lots of money for Dana-Farber. Good luck!

Reader4: This is the greatest idea I have heard in a while. This idea has that special element of passion and love in the product. Any idea with a cause really changes the game. I would suggest to see if you could partner with big box stores as a specialty product.

A photo of the judges and crowd listening to our Pitch!!! 

E FOR ALL FAN FAVORITES!!!!!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Good Morning Friends!

We are BEYOND EXCITED to tell you that we won a chance to pitch our business to the judges last night (we were selected as "Table Favorite") and we ended up WINNING "FAN FAVORITE" in the E for All Pitch Contest!!!!! The prize was $500!!!!!!

We had so much fun and met a lot of very kind and smart people with great ideas. We also made a lot of business connections.

Thank you to EforAll Lowell-Lawrence - an amazing organization - and all of YOU for supporting us from near and far.

Here's a video of our pitch!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhgbOUptY1A&feature=youtu.be

Much Love and have a great weekend!

Harry & Heath

PS: We were the youngest entrepreneurs to ever apply/be selected and WIN a prize in this contest!!!!! 

https://eforall.org/pitch-contests/all-ideas-pitch-contest-oct-27-2016/

THANK YOU, MEDFORD YOUTH SOCCER!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

WOW!!! THANK YOU, Medford Youth Soccer!!! We raised close to $300 (in 3 hours!) for Dana-Farber today!!! We are SO grateful for your support!!!

Much Love,

Harry & Heath

"Do small things with great love"

ZEBRAFISH!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Here I am teaching my second grade class all about Zebrafish! Thank you to Jenn at Dana-Farber for teaching ME! :)

Heath 

Teaching my class all about the Zebrafish research at Dana-Farber!

787

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Thank YOU for making this donation possible. We could not be more proud. 

Much Love,

Harry & Heath 

Thank YOU for making our second donation to DFCI possible! $787 - WOW!!!

NEW PRODUCT!

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Dear Friends,

Got Tummy Troubles? Bennett Brothers Balm is here to help!

We've created a new balm for upset tummies!

Did you know? Peppermint is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestion! Peppermint oil is derived from the leaves of the peppermint plant, a hybrid of the watermint and spearmint plants.

HOW TO: Massage a small amount of "Tummy Troubles" on your abdomen to soothe an upset tummy; apply to wrists and inhale to help relieve motion sickness or general nausea.

Bennett Brothers Balm "Tummy Troubles" can also be used for sore muscles, headaches, and as a chest rub during cold season to help relieve stuffy noses!

Tummy Troubles is NOW AVAILABLE! 

Much Love,

Harry & Heath 

GRANARA-SKERRY TRUST 5K!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Dear Friends,

We want to give a big, giant THANK YOU to Kelly Granara South and the Granara-Skerry Trust for inviting us to their event! Bennett Brothers Balm raised close to $300 for Dana-Farber!!! We met so many awesome people and got to see some of our teachers from St Joseph Elementary School (that's Heath with his teacher). Huge thanks to everyone who bought some Bennett Brothers Balm, stopped to talk to us and say a kind word or took a card and promised to spread the word. Hope you all had an amazing day...we did!!! Check out more pics in our Gallery

And now...we have some ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE news to share with you!!! The Granara-Skerry Trust has graciously donated the profits from their Red Sox Raffle (in the amount of $545) to Bennett Brothers Balm!!! We could not be more blown away by this amazing act of kindness. Thanks to their generous contribution, we will be making our next donation to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in the amount of $787!!!!!!!!!!! Our total donations to date: $1374!!! Thank you to EVERYONE who helped us get here!!! We could not do what we do without YOU!!! 

Much love,

Harry & Heath

GRANARA-SKERRY TRUST 5K TOMORROW!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Hi Friends! 

We are SO excited to announce that we were invited to set up a table at this year's Granara-Skerry Trust 5K Walk/Run to benefit Pancreatic Cancer Research at MGH!

Look for us outside of the American Legion Hall - 321 Winthrop Street in Medford TOMORROW, Saturday, September 24th from 9-12. 

Register to walk, be a sponsor, donate to the Granara-Skerry Trust or come by and pick up some Bennett Brothers Balm (our new fall scents - Mad About Maple and Caramel Apple will be available!) and support our mission to raise awareness and funds for children's cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute! 
 
We hope to see you there!
 
Much Love, 

Harry & Heath

Bennett Brothers Balm

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." - Helen Keller

We are SO READY!!!

For information on the event: http://pancure.org/

DANA-FARBER SPECIAL EVENTS APPRECIATION NIGHT AT FENWAY! 

Wednesday, September 13, 2016

Hi Friends!

Last night we attended Dana-Farber's Donor Appreciation Night at Fenway Park, which included dinner in the Champions Club followed by the Sox vs. Orioles game!

Dana-Farber presented us with the "Young Entrepreneurs" award, a brand new category that they created JUST FOR US!!! We were SO PROUD and honored (and surprised - we had no idea!) to accept this award.

We had so much fun - there was great food (Fenway Franks! Chicken fingers! Cookies!), a speaker, a ceremony, and then we got to see the Sox beat the Orioles (much to our dad's dismay - he's an Orioles fan)!

Thanks to all of you for supporting Bennett Brothers Balm and our efforts to raise money for children's cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. They are doing amazing work there and we are so proud to be a part of it!

Much Love,
Harry & Heath 

PS: See our Photo Gallery for more pics! :)

SO PROUD to have recieved DFCI's "Young Entrepeneurs Award" - created just for us!! 

DANA-FARBER TOUR!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Hi Friends!

We wanted to tell you a little bit about our trip to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute today! We met with Brenda Goodell and Julie Wood - they oversee all of the fundraising for DFCI and the Jimmy Fund. They were so nice and took us on a great tour.

Some things we learned: 

*Dana-Farber raised 250 MILLION dollars last year through philanthropy - are WE philanthropists??? Heath and I hope to see our names on their walls one day!!! 

*Every dollar of funds raised at the Pan-Mass Challenge goes DIRECTLY to Dana-Farber. Last year they raised 45 MILLION DOLLARS! This is so cool - our parents are hoping to ride next year! 

*The Red Sox and Dana-Farber have the longest charitable relationship in all of professional sports. Owners Tom and Jean Yawkey named the Jimmy Fund the team's official charity in 1953.

Some things we really liked: 

The Zebrafish Wall (who knew we shared DNA with FISH!?), the "Human-Nature" leaf sculpture in the lobby, the nature gardens, the kids names spray painted on the beams that you can see through the windows from the children's wing and the PMC Bridge.

We need YOU! 

We hope that you will continue to support Bennett Brothers Balm and our efforts to raise money for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - it is truly an amazing place and we are so proud to be a part of what they are doing to help our friend Timmy get better.

Thanks again and we love you all!!!!

xoxo Harry & Heath

Here we are presenting our very first donation to Julie and Brenda!