Students and staff host 13 lemonade stands over five-day period to fight childhood cancer
Students and staff members from Greenwood Elementary recently raised more than $10,200 to help in the fight against childhood cancer. The school hosted 13 lemonade stands from April 21-25 with all proceeds going to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF).
Students kicked off the charitable drive at an April 21 assembly. The school’s numerous fundraisers included lemonade stands at community locations as well as a competition between classrooms. The classroom contest raised more than $2,000.
Community supporters of the fund drive included Fellowship Greenwood Church, Martin Marietta Rock Quarry, Greenwood PTA and Tom Marshall of Realty Executives. Businesses and organizations hosting lemonade stands for the drive included Casey’s General Store, Fellowship Greenwood Church, Greenwood Mercantile, Greenwood Antique Mall, Big Creek Antique Mall and As Time Goes By. The school also hosted lemonade stands.
Staff members were impressed by students’ commitment to the cause including one student hosting her own lemonade stand at home to raise more than $200. Other examples include a student conducting her own fundraising to raise more than $150 and a student bringing his entire piggy bank to contribute.
Funds raised through ALSF pay for medical research to find cures for childhood cancer. Through donations to the Foundation, $50 will pay for one hour of research, $400 pays for one day, $2,000 pays for one week and $8,000 pays for one month.