Monday, July 20, 2009

Lemonade Brigade continues to roll on

Anthony Adams is becoming a star on the Lemonade Brigade circuit. You've read about him in this space. Cancer survivor at just 7, raising money for his favorite charity, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Friday, he took his lemonade stand to Black Lion on Park Road and raised $246. That night, he took it to Friday Night Live in Belmont and hauled in another $349.81. Totaled up, he's raised nearly $1,000 -- $939.08 to be exact -- with four stands.

And The Cliff doesn't like to toot its own horn, but Anthony's mother reports that many of his customers had read his story here and stopped by to shake his hand and buy a cup of lemonade.

"Several cancer patients and survivors came by to talk to Anthony, and share stories," Christie Adams said. "We had a couple of people drive past and hand donations out the window, expressing gratitude for Anthony's story and well wishes for his continued health."

Reporters from two TV stations dropped by and aired stories on him.

Anthony had the help of three friends Friday -- Christian, Payton and Logan Dooley. So in addition to raising much-needed money for his charity, he's building a "generation of care-givers," too, Christie Adams said.
Anthony is no where near done and he hopes other children continue to raise money for charities through their stands. Watch The Cliff for the next venues for Anthony's Lemonade Stand.
Anthony's is not the only successful stand last weekend. The kids in the Beverly Woods East (three are pictured above) assembled a drive-thru Lemonade stand and raised $334.25 for A Child's Place. They'll be presenting their donation Thursday.

Jen Canter, mother of drive-thru helpers Sophie and Jakob, said this morning about a dozen kids helped with the stand, several standing on Champaign Street, the main neighborhood entrance, and lured drivers to the stand on Warewhip Lane.

Others, including Jakob, rode the neighborhood drumming up more business.

They sold five gallons of lemonade, and a bunch of brownies, cookies, muffins and pound cake. They're taking leftovers to the Urban Ministry Center on Tuesday.

"I think they all learned that though they're not adults, they're kids, they can still do their part to make a difference and have some fun," Canter said. "They're going to learn the most when they give the money to A Child's Place."


Anonymous said...

It is so refreshing to live in a place where thinking about others is commonplace.
Bless you all.