Lemonade stands throughout the region to raise funds for sick children

When God gives you lemons, make lemonade! While out-and-about this weekend, you stand a good chance of encountering one of many LemonAid stands that will populate the Richmond area. What organization is behind them, and what good are they trying to do?

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If you see a lemonade stand this weekend, it’s highly probable that the cups of lemonade you see handed over to thirsty customers are helping local children afflicted with cancer and other illnesses.

Starting today, and lasting through Sunday the Children Miracles’ Network, an organization that aims to further children healthcare services in Central Virginia, celebrates its 10th annual Anthem LemonAid fund raising event. Throughout the Greater Richmond area stands at area businesses will sell lemonade with proceeds to benefit the Children’s Hosptial of Virginia.

Founded in 1983, the organization’s website holds that “100 percent of every dollar raised in our community stays here to help over 150,000 children served by Children’s Hospital of Richmond per year.” Since its inception, the Children’s Miracle Network has raised $3.1 million.

The LemonAid stands will be located at various Panera Bread, Sam’s Club, Walmart, Arby’s, and other locations. Most stands will operate from 9am – 5pm. You can access a complete list of stands HERE.

Photo by: pink.polka

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