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Nine-year-old to man lemonade stand for cancer research

POSTED: July 14, 2014 8:07 p.m.
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Tisha Holland

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An Effingham County girl is doing her part in the fight against childhood cancer.

Tisha Holland, 9, will run a lemonade stand Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Medicap Pharmacy in Guyton, to raise money for the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

Holland was inspired to hold the fundraiser after doing a school project about the foundation’s founder, Alex Scott. Scott was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a type of childhood cancer, shortly before her first birthday.

When she was 4, Scott held a front-yard lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for children with cancer. She died in 2004 at age 8, but the foundation in her name evolved into a national fundraising movement.

With the goal of fighting childhood cancer “one cup at a time,” Holland hopes to raise at least $100 with her lemonade stand. She already has received $55 in online contributions.

“She has had a hard time understanding why this child or any child has to die of cancer,” said Amy Jacobs, the owner of Medicap Pharmacy. “She has spent her summer making bracelets to sell and organizing a lemonade stand to help raise money for cancer research.”

To learn more about Holland’s lemonade stand or to make a donation, visit www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/1116566.

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