Sisters Berkley, Emeri and Harper Anderson held what’s called an Alex’s Lemonade Stand in front of Piper’s on the Chariton square from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday morning to raise money for children with cancer. They are the granddaughters of Craig and JoAnne Anderson of Chariton.
A free will offering was accepted and the girls raised $417, all of which will go to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation For Childhood Cancer. All the money raised was placed in a can on the lemonade stand. Along with lemonade, cookies were available as well.
“We’re helping sick kids in the hospital,” the girls stated when asked what they were doing. Berkley and Harper are both four-year-old identical twins and Emeri is seven.
According to a brochure, “Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation emerged from the front yard of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott. At the age of four she announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation has evolved into a national charity dedicated to changing the lives of children with cancer.”
Unfortunately, Alex passed away from cancer at the age of eight on Aug. 1, 2004.
The funds from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation go to the most promising research projects across North America that look for better treatments and cures for children with cancer. The money also supports programs for families such as Travel For Care and SuperSibs.
The three girls are the daughters of Brady Anderson and Ashli Anderson. Their grandparents were at the lemonade stand supporting them and JoAnne explained why they encouraged the girls to do the stand.
Read the June 27, 2019 edition of the Chariton Herald-Patriot for the rest of the story.