Friday, June 09, 2006

Alex's Alex's Lemonade Stand

Amy, Mom & Alex at the Margate Firehouse

"Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today." Thich Nhat Hanh

Last year, June 10, 2005, I wrote about our family's journey with my nephew's childhood cancer. Alex's Lemonade - Elixir of Life. Not an easy story to tell. It's gripping, gruesome, intense and yet ultimately uplifting.

It's a journey taken by far too many families of way too many children with pediatric cancer. We're all still fighting, but frankly, I couldn't reach down that deep again this year. I needed to do something less emotional and more proactive.

So I've spent the week sharing stories of Alex's trials and triumphs. Talking about what he and others are doing to fight for their lives.

And urging everybody to join us at the Margate Firehouse Saturday, June 10 from 10 am to 6 pm for Alex's Alex's Lemonade Stand.

This June 10--tomorrow--will be a different story. Come see for yourself.

If you can't come, give a little something. The best thing you can give to a kid with cancer. Hope.

Firstgiving - Two Alex's, One Dream

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