During the summer, I remember taking my small table and chair outside so that I could set up my own lemonade stand with some of my childhood friends. We would make several pitchers of lemonade, make posters, and flag down the neighbors to persuade them to buy our lemonade. Even though my lemonade stand didn’t result in much profit, I wanted to share Alexandra’s story. She wanted to create her own Lemonade stand when she got out of the hospital. After getting out of the hospital in late 2000, Alexandra opened her very first lemonade stand in her front yard and she raised over a $2,000 dollars to give to doctors to help other kids. Today, she has raised over a $1 million dollars with the help of family, friends, and supporters around the world by the time she was 8 years old.
Join the Mighty Fight Benefiting Alex’s Lemonade Stand
I am teaming up with Auntie Anne’s, the famous pretzel shop, in your local mall to help continue to raise money for the fight against cancer including children. Auntie Annes has partnered with Alex’s Lemonade stand to continue the work that Alexandra left off. Beginning July 21st through September 15th, Auntie Anne’s is asking their guests to join in and help raise funds for Alex’s Lemonade Stand. Simply purchase a customized pretzel ribbon for $1.00(like the ones that my son and daughter are wearing in the photo). In appreciation for your generous donation, Auntie Anne’s will give you a $1 off coupon for your next visit if you purchase a pretzel and drink. All proceeds from purchasing the special ribbon, will go to Alex’s Lemonade Stand.
Mini But Mighty Hero of the Week:
Auntie Anne’s wanted me to introduce this week the Mini But Mighty Hero of the Week goes to: Kaela who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (bone cancer) just before her fifth birthday. She has faced many trials and challenges over the years but she continues to volunteer and help raise awareness about the need for more funding for cancer research. She is an inspiration and shows concern for others despite her own disabilities and limitations that were caused by cancer. She had to left leg amputated just above the knee.
How To Get Your Kids Involved in The Mighty Fight
After my kids made their very own pretzel ribbon, they grabbed some Pink Lemonade from the draw in the kitchen. My kids haven’t experienced making their own lemonade stand but my kids have done other things to raise funds or gather items for others. A lemonade stand is a great way for your child to test out their own entrepreneurial skills while learning the concept of location, counting money, making koolaid by following directions, and social skills. If you want your kids to participate in helping Alex’s Lemonade Stand, you can help them set up their very own lemonade stand in the front yard. From July 28 to September 15, visit https://www.crowdtilt.com/
For every time you share this campaign, Auntie Anne’s, Inc. will also donate $0.25 towards childhood cancer research.