Fighting Childhood Cancer, One Cup At A Time

Students held a successful lemonade stand fundraiser. (Photo courtesy Cindy Imperiale)
Students held a successful lemonade stand fundraiser. (Photo courtesy Cindy Imperiale)

HOWELL – Second grade students in Howell are fighting childhood cancer with something as simple as a summer beverage.

On June 4, second graders at Land O’ Pines Elementary School held a lemonade stand fundraiser, raising $700 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is a national nonprofit organization that aims to change “the lives of children with cancer by funding impactful research, raising awareness, supporting families and empowering everyone to help cure childhood cancer,” according to their website.

Students held a successful lemonade stand fundraiser. (Photo courtesy Cindy Imperiale)
Students held a successful lemonade stand fundraiser. (Photo courtesy Cindy Imperiale)

Prior to the event, students at Land O’ Pines “began a marketing campaign that involved making advertisement posters and daily announcements to promote the fundraising event,” according to Cindy Imperiale, second grade teacher at the school.

These students “took helping the community to a whole new level, while linking their curriculum to a real-life situation.”

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Students held a successful lemonade stand fundraiser. (Photo courtesy Cindy Imperiale)
Students held a successful lemonade stand fundraiser. (Photo courtesy Cindy Imperiale)