At the Living Our Core Values event on Tuesday, Ready Freddy was on hand to greet people as they arrived at Joel Coliseum. On this particular day, Tash Lane of United Way of Forsyth County was portraying the mascot. Jib Chattrabhuti of Smart Start, who takes on that responsibility other days, was also there.
At the annual
Alex’s Lemonade Stand fundraiser to combat childhood cancer, the staff and
students in the Exceptional Children program at Southwest Elementary School
fifth annual fundraiser was held on June 7. Along with lemonade for 50 cents a cup, the event
included a silent auction.
June 7th was wonderful!” said Maria Vernon, the speech language
pathologist at Southwest. “We sold over 1,300 cups of lemonade and raised more
than $5,500 to support Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. But, most importantly,
we saw how our school, community and friends supported our five classes of
children who happen to be exceptional. Our students worked on
their communication skills while helping other kids!
event would not be possible each year without the support of our
parents, volunteers and teachers! You all had such positive and
encouraging things to say about our lemonade stand! I am so glad that you
are all truly dedicated to the success of all children. Thank you
all for everything each of you does each day and for all the smiles and love
you showed our students on Tuesday, June 7!
“Our students and staff have such BIG hearts to help others, which is truly
what this event was all about! We could not have this event each
year without your support and we are counting on it again next year!"
Vernon Produce Co.
Party in Style
donating items for the silent auction included:
Airbound Trampoline Park
Ian’s Body Shop
Reynolda House Museum of
Village Tavern You will find a complete list of silent auction donors at Silent Auction.
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) grew out of the front-yard lemonade
stand that Alexandra “Alex” Scott set up. In 2000, Alex, who was 4 at the time,
announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find
a cure for all children with cancer. Alex died on Aug. 1 in 2004.
Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a
national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of supporters across the
country carrying on her legacy of hope.To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand
Foundation has raised more than $120 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of
finding a cure, funding over 550 pediatric cancer research projects nationally.
For more information on Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, visit Alex's Lemonade.
The pictures are
courtesy of Tracy Krell Photography.