There are SO many people to thank!!! Thank you to our generous sponsors Vanessa Zeches and Culligan Water (thanks Grandpa). Thank you to my baking team mom, Lynn, Chris, Kristie, Kelly, Pattie, and Ann Marie! Thank you to our online donors Tighe’s Grandma, Kevin & Diane Skelton, Matt and Michelle Gibson, Becky Martin, Michelle Lawson (my Australian buddy!), czfire (anonymous donor), Jill McBride, and Grandma Kathy. Thank you to our mail-in donors Robert and Patty Latour, Heather Landers, Grandpa and Grandma, Grandma Vera, and Uncle Bob and Aunt Karen. Thank you to our stand volunteers Chris, Danna, Lynn, Wes, and Paige! Thank you to my brother and Kristen for helping us set up and for use of your tent (again!)! And thank you to our friends at the Oakfield United Methodist Church for allowing us to bake in your Health Department Approved Kitchen:)
And a great BIG thank you to our wonderful community for once again standing by us to support this cause. So many people stopped by to buy lemonade and goodies, and so many stopped me to ask about Brady. Many purchased a glass of lemonade with a $5 or $10 dollar bill and kindly donated their change. Some shared their stories of battling cancer with tears in their eyes. My home town never ceases to amaze me…this year was no exception!
One goal of having our lemonade stand was to raise awareness about pediatric cancer by telling Brady’s story and displaying facts about childhood cancers. On a board I had pictures of Brady during treatment and a brief story about his journey. When he came to the stand he looked at the pictures of his then bald head and said, “Look daddy! I had tubies! And a diaper!!!”
As I mentioned the other day, proceeds from the stand went above and beyond my $1,000 goal. Yesterday I mailed in a check to the foundation in the amount of $1,197. Combined with online donations, our grand total is….
If you combine that total with last year’s total, we have raised $4,180 for the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation!
All because of this boy.
In honor of Brady Andrew Williams.
Our victorious warrior…
who also loves lemonade.
photos courtesy of Kristen Hamm Photography