BENEFITING: ALEXS LEMONADE STAND FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: Jul 04, 2012
Every year my husband and I run the Milltown 4th of July 5k. This year we decided to raise money for an amazing foundation in honor of a very special little girl named Brooke.
Brooke is 14 months old and goes to the day-care center my mother in law works at. Early May she was diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer.
Needless to say being parents of a 16 month old..this hit home for our family...
We decided to get a group together and raise money for Alex's Lemonade stand.
A little bit about the foundation:
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is committed to finding a cure for all childhood cancers. To date, we have funded over 200 research projects at more than 65 institutions across the country! In addition to funding cutting-edge research into finding better treatments and ultimately cures, we also fund nursing grants to improve the quality of life and care of children with cancer.
While the majority of our funding goes toward research, we are also innately aware of the struggles that families face throughout their battle with childhood cancer, emotionally, financially and otherwise, and have created programs to assist them. The Alex’s Lemonade Stand Travel Fund helps families with travel expenses as they travel for treatments that their children need. Our annual Childhood Cancer Symposium brings childhood cancer families together to learn about the disease, treatment and beyond.
Please join us for the Milltown 4th of July 5k. Any donation amount will help. Please contact me if you are interested in joining our team and raising money. Michellemkrier@yahoo.com