Lemonade Stand to Hold Seventh Annual Event
When life gives the kids of Newman Village lemons, they make a Lemonade Stand. Joining in the fight against pediatric cancer, the Seventh Annual Lemonade Stand Fundraiser will be held to benefit the Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer Foundation in memory of Jonny Wade, who passed away from brain cancer in December 2015. The event will be on September 3, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., and the children of Newman Village will set up lemonade stands across the Central Plaza selling fresh lemonade and homemade treats to raise funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research. The idea behind the Lemonade Stand came from two brothers, Morgan and Maddox Patterson, who simply wanted to help children in need of essential medical treatment. Today, the event has grown popular throughout the Frisco area and has united the community in support of the cause.
Last year’s Lemonade Stand had more attendees than ever before and nearly $20,000 was raised for the Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer Foundation. “We’re so glad to support kids that maybe need some extra help,” said Morgan. The Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer Foundation began in early 2016 because of Jonny’s wish that no other child would have cancer. Jonny’s determination, faith and courage touched the lives of those around him, and inspired his mother to fight pediatric cancer beyond his hospital room. Now, more than a year later, the foundation has raised over $200,000 for pediatric cancer research and is committed to conquering pediatric cancer through research and political action. “We are so grateful for the support of Newman Village for making Jonny’s wish their own,” said Kimberly Wade, Jonny’s mother and founder of the Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer Foundation. “If only one other person hears Jonny’s story and is made aware of the importance of finding a cure for pediatric cancer, then we are making a difference.” The fundraiser will be held in Newman Village Central Plaza located at 4131 Fallbrook Drive in Frisco. All donations are welcome.