In an effort to join the battle against childhood cancer, local Girl Scout is working on her Girl Scout Gold Award Project which is to spread awareness of Childhood Cancer in her area. She is hosting a Childhood Cancer Awareness Event to kickoff the month of September with an ultimate goal of local businesses and residence decorating their store fronts and yards GOLD. Tabitha Lansinger, Girl Scout, will include Alex’s Lemonade Stand as a part of her event along with two bands, several vendors, a Moon Bounce, Dunking Booth and more. The event is scheduled to be held on Saturday August 23, 2014 at Queen Annes County 4-H Park in Centreville, Maryland. Tabitha had an uncle who would have been 18 years of age this year who died a few years back of a brain tumor. Her cousin is very active with hosting Alex’s Lemonade Stands in various locations. Also Queen Anne’s and Kent County Maryland have several children suffering with cancer now. Currently she has a sponsor child for her event whom has a brain tumor; he is 5 years old.
Attending the event will be: Damascus Road Praise Band, Hired Guns Band, Famous Dave’s, Commerce Street Creamery, Pamela’s Heavenly Treats, Initial Inc, Tastefully Simple, 31 Bags, Vantel Pearls, Jamberry, Celadon Road, Celebrating Home, Price and Gannon Ace Hardware who will be manning the Moon bounce, dunking booth, popcorn and cotton candy. The list may go on. There will be a station to make Get Well Cards for sick children in the hospitals and Face Painting.
WHAT: TABITHA LANSINGER, GIRL SCOUT, HOST ALEX’S LEMONADE STAND TO FIGHT CHILDHOOD CANCER
WHEN: SATURDAY, AUGUST 23RD, 2014 10AM TO 3PM
WHERE: QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY 4-H PARK, 100 DULIN CLARK ROAD, CENTREVILLE, MD 21617
About Childhood Cancer
Childhood cancer is a general term used to describe cancer in children occurring regularly, randomly and sparing no ethnic group, socioeconomic class, or geographic region. Childhood cancer extends to over a dozen types of cancers and a countless amount of subtypes. Just a few of these cancer types include: Ewing’s sarcoma, glioma, leukemia, lymphoma, medulloblastoma, neuroblastoma, osteosarcoma, retinoblastoma, rhabdomyosarcoma and Wilm’s tumor. In the United States, childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 15. Every day, approximately 250 kids around the world die from cancer, accounting for 91,250 losing their lives to the disease every year.
About Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since 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, a registered 501(c)3 charity, has raised more than $80 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 450 pediatric cancer research projects nationally. For more information on Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, visit AlexsLemonade.org.