Lemonade stand to help childhood cancer

Published 6:56 pm Friday, June 12, 2009

Just because he felt it is the right thing to do, 11-year-old Tristan Harrell will be giving out lemonade, iced tea and homemade pound cake today and Sunday so he can send the money he raises to an organization that researches childhood cancer.

Tristan and his mother, Cindy Harrell, and other family members and friends will man the stand at Wal-Mart today from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m.

Tristan’s mother and grandmother are baking about a dozen pound cakes and will serve lemonade, sweet and unsweet iced tea. Ms. Harrell said they are only requesting donations instead of trying to sell the items.

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The idea for the lemonade stand is through the organization Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which is where Tristan will send the donations to.

Alexandra “Alex” Scott of Pennsylvania, who died when she was 8 years old from neuroblastoma, a type of childhood cancer, had set up a lemonade stand in front of her house to raise money for “her doctors” to find a cure for cancer.

Ms. Harrell said their goal is to raise $500.