Local Family Fights Cancer with Lemonade

One local family turned lemons into lemonade

By Christine Domingo
|  Saturday, Jul 30, 2011  |  Updated 11:10 AM PDT
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Local Family Fights Cancer with Lemonade

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Go ahead kids, set up that lemonade stand!

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This summer has been a hot and humid one and this weekend it’s time to cool off with some lemonade that will help find a cure for childhood cancer.

The Miller family will host a lemonade stand in North Park in honor of local teen Stephen Thomas today at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. where proceeds will benefit childhood cancer research.

Thomas is battling a childhood cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma who was diagnosed in 2010 and has gone through 15 rounds of chemotherapy and 11 weeks of radiation.

The Miller Family was inspired by 4-year-old cancer patient Alexandra ‘Alex’ Scott’s story. Alex Scott turned her front yard lemonade stand to raise money for all kids with cancer and since then, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation was created.

All across the country, Alex’s Lemonade Stands has raised $40 million towards seeing Alex’s dream of finding a cure for cancer and today Stephen Thomas is a part of that dream.

The Lemonade Stand festivities start at 10 a.m. in North Park at 3206 REDWOOD STREET. The all day event will have face painting, crafts, a silent auction, live music and a chance to write letters to children in hospitals.

For more information visit, www.AlexsLemonade.org/MillerTribe
 

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