Sunday, September 13, 2015

Go for the Gold!

Today Jillian held her first annual Alex's Lemonade Stand in memory of Trevor Gresko. We set a goal to raise $500 and I'm proud to say WE SHATTERED IT!!! $780.93 is our grand total!! I am so incredibly proud of her. She planned the whole thing, made flyers, went to local businesses for donations and did it all with a smile on her face. It was so incredibly beautiful to see her handle herself like a young lady and not a child. She's going to be 12 soon and she has grown so much this past year. I also love that she is starting to embrace the journey she has been on and getting involved in spreading awareness and raising funds. I opted out of speaking on behalf of the American Cancer Society because I was not happy with the amount of funds they actual give towards childhood cancers. We don't really participate in any of the Relay for Life's. It felt like they were using Jillian and her story so people would get "the feels" and give more but in the end THEY weren't giving towards what we wanted to contribute to. We have moved on to helping the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of Lehigh Valley. Jillian's father is on the board and Jillian is heavily involved. Proud to see all they do for childhood cancer. Proud to be a part of finding a cure.

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