Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


June 6, 2013

A lemonade to benefit cancer research

A group of neighbors on Cheever Circle will participate in the National Lemonade Days event this weekend, raising money to support pediatric cancer research.

National Lemonade Days was started in 2000 by Alex Scott, a Connecticut resident who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a pediatric cancer. She died in 2004. Thousands of Alex’s Lemonade Stands continue to be held annually in her memory.

The local youths teaming to operate the Andover stand at 83 Cheever Circle are Cale and Maya Flatley, Gracie Karl, Tanner and Macy Peckham; Evan, Megan and Abby Arpin, and Hannah and Connor Peck. The stand will be open Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Gracie Karl, 11, said the money raised at the stand goes to a good cause “because it’s not fun having cancer. We want to find a cure for that that’s easy.”

The stand will be selling baked goods like cupcakes and Rice Krispie Treats in addition to lemonade, Gracie said.

Cale and Maya Flatley’s father, Kevin Flatley, said passersby will be able to buy goods at the stand either by paying for the items directly or contributing through either an online donation or by texting a donation to the effort right from the stand.

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