Monday, June 05, 2006

Alex's Lemonade Stand

This weekend (June 10-11), is the official fundraising weekend for Alex's Lemonade Stand. "Fighting childhood cancer one step at a time."

Alex was a 4-yr-old cancer patient who set up a lemonade stand in July 2000 with her brother Patrick to raise money to help fund cancer research. She continued her stand for four years, until passing on August 1, 2004 at the age of 8. By May 2006, the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation raised over $6-million for childhood cancer research.

I am organizing with three others an Alex's Lemonade Stand event at the New Hope-Solebury High School (map here) on Saturday, June 10, 12:00pm - 4:00pm. We have scheduled live outdoor music from
  • Universtity of California at Santa Barbara Boys Wind Ensemble
  • Dodge City
  • The Scenic
  • Limeskin
  • Blue Sky Invention
  • Glaa
  • Omar
  • Rhythm's Crew (some sweet breakdancers)
There will be some simple games that everyone can play--you know you love wiffleball. And kickball. And four-square. And knockout. And Ping-Pong. And Ultimate Frisbee. There will be facepainting, waterice, and carnival games for younger kids. There will be hamburgers, hotdogs, and hoagies. And lemonade. Lots and lots and lots of lemonade.

Hope to see you there. New Hope-Solebury High School, New Hope, Pennsylvania, 18938. Saturday, June 10, 2006. 12:00pm to 4:00pm, with some bands playing later.

If you don't live near New Hope (in Bucks County, PA, just north of Philadelphia), keep an eye out for other Lemonade Days around you. Alex's Lemonade Stand is a great cause. Help fight pediatric cancer.

FOLLOWUP: NHS Lemonade Day was a huge success. We raised over 2,000 dollars, way more than any of us expected. Thanks to everybody who came, to all the bands, to everybody who helped out, and to everybody who donated money and supplies and food. It couldn't have happened without you. See you all again next year--this is going to be annual.

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