Saturday, June 14, 2008

Raising Money for Childhood Cancer Research

Many of you know that Dr Smak's son Henry was diagnosised with brain cancer last fall (photo credit). His sister Anna will be hosting a lemonade stand July 4th. You can help. Here's how:

The Scheck house will be hosting our very own Alex's Lemonade Stand on the 4th of July.

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation is a unique foundation that evolved from a young cancer patient's front yard lemonade stand to a nationwide fundraising movement to find a cure for pediatric cancer. What makes the foundation different is that it's model inspires people who would not be likely to donate to childhood cancer to make donations with the reassurance that "no donation is too small".

The fourth of July is traditionally in our neighborhood an insanely huge community yard sale. Since it falls on a Friday this year we expect big crowds. Our garage is packed full of yard sale fodder, proceeds which also will be donated to the foundation.

In addition to raising money from the lemonade sales, Anna is soliciting friends and family to pledge an amount of money for each cup of lemonade sold. This obviously greatly accelerates the earnings, and will hopefully motivate our "customers" to buy plenty of lemonade! If you're interested in sponsoring Anna, please email Bryan at mailto:bryanscheck@gmail.com so we can sign you up. We have donations ranging from 25 cents to a dollar a cup (!), and we have set an ambitious goal of raising $1000. Additionally, some people have felt more comfortable giving a flat donation, which we are also very grateful to receive.

There is a website designed to take the donated money here. Once the big day is over, we will call or email you to let you know what your donation is based on cups sold. You can then donate over the website.
Thank you for joining us in the fight against childhood cancer... one cup at a time!

I hope you will help them surpass their goal. I have sent my e-mail to Bryan already.

1 comment:

Dreaming again said...

Checking it out. Pediatric Brain cancer is a special Heart issue for me.