DALLAS (July 12, 2017) – 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 to 4 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.
Sponsors within the community are needed to support the cause financially and to ensure the event’s success. Funds contributed will go directly to the Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer Foundation’s mission to conquer pediatric cancer through research and political action. Sponsors will receive exposure to the community, media coverage, signage, event promotion and more. The deadline for sponsor commitment is Friday, July 28.
The idea behind the Lemonade Stand came from two brothers, Morgan and Maddox Paterson, 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.
For more information about Newman Village, visit www.newmanvillage.com
About Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer Foundation in Memory of Jonny Wade
The Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer Foundation was founded in memory of 8-year-old Jonny Wade shortly after his passing. Despite the circumstances, Jonny believed he could make a difference for other children affected by cancer and made a selfless wish to his parents: “I don’t want any other kid to have cancer.” Pediatric cancer is the leading cause of disease-related death for children under the age of 15 in the United States. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit’s mission is to conquer pediatric cancer through research and political action, with an emphasis on responsible spending. Visit kidsshouldnthavecancer.org for more information about the foundation and for photos of the family and events.