Bring SMAC Sock Monkeys Against Cancer to Life

by SMAC Sock Monkeys Against Cancer

$35,681 pledged of $35,000 goal
Tipping Point: $27,000
Ultimate Goal: $35,000
$35,681 pledged of $35,000 goal
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Campaign Overview

We're a gang of philanthropic monkeys providing tangible support to those battling cancer.

Cancer can be a lonely existence. My mom lives 1,200 miles away, making all of her cancer tests & treatments that much harder for both of us. 

This is why I created SMAC! -- to give Mom a “buddy” she could hug to remind her that I am with her.


Mom & SMAC! monkeys at chemo

Now, the first two SMAC! prototypes, NoMo and Phoenix, are ready to rumble. NoMo fights ALL cancers, and Phoenix is dedicated to SMAC!-ing lung cancer. My mom takes NoMo & Phoenix along to doctor visits & for hospital stays, and she feels me with her.  


Phoenix and NoMo

Ultimately, I want to create a custom monkey for each type of cancer. 

SMAC! Mission

I want the SMAC! gang to unite those with/impacted by cancer through “creature” comfort & love, launch a global movement focused on giving & create social change.

 Here are the campaign goals:

 - Secure funding to launch the SMAC! monkey product line

 - One SMAC! = Two: Follow the model set by Warby Parker Eyewear or TOMS Shoes that ensures that for every monkey purchased, a second monkey will go to someone else with cancer

 - Commit a portion of the proceeds to cancer research & programs

 -Develop partnerships with healthcare providers to create an elite team of SMAC! monkeys to be delivered to each of their cancer patients

SMAC! Nation

Join the Movement

The prototypes are designed, the system of mass production is in place, and the outreach within the medical community has begun. The only piece that’s missing is the funding to launch the SMAC! monkey line.

It’s time for a global SMAC!-down. Help bring these crazy-haired, comfort-filled, cancer-crushing companions to life and into the arms of those impacted by cancer by pledging today. 

Tipping Point Goal: $27,000

Total Funding Goal: $35,000

First of all, I am big on accountability Please know I will be open, honest and forthcoming about where your SMAC! dollars go throughout the start-up process and beyond.

The tipping point funds ($27,000) will cover the production, packaging and shipping of approximately 500 SMAC! monkeys, as well as costs incurred and many start up costs (listed below). 

The total goal of $35,000 will enable me to produce, package and ship the second batch of SMAC! monkeys, approximately 1,000, as well as cover e-commerce, intellectual property, business planning, continued website development and other costs (listed below).

Tipping Point Funds

Tipping point funds will cover costs incurred, such as SMAC! monkey pattern/prototype creation and labor; manufacturer sample(s) development; manufacturer and importer production, shipping, safety inspection, packaging; fulfillment services and initial set-up charges; e-commerce platform services and initial set-up charges; payment gateway and merchant services accounts; logo, website development and domain, toy insurance; basic trademark and copyright protection, and purchase of two UPC codes. 

Beyond Tipping Point

Funds beyond the tipping point will go towards the following the costs: Continued manufacturing and importer production, shipping, safety inspection and packaging; fulfillment services monthly fee; e-commerce platform services monthly fee; payment gateway and merchant services monthly fee, increased intellectual property protection, business organization and financial operational planning strategy; continued website development

Additional Rewards Info

For those who pledge $50 or more, you will receive a form after the campaign to select the following:

 - Which SMAC! monkeys you want

 - NoMo - All cancer fighting monkey

 - Phoenix - WTF? lung cancer monkey

 - How many SMAC! monkeys you want to keep

 - How many SMAC! monkeys you want to be given to someone impacted by cancer