TAYLOR, MICH. (WXYZ) - Seven-year-old KC Maiale, of Taylor will host her second annual lemonade stand to benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer on Sunday. KC's mission is to help kids who are sick face the challenges of batting childhood cancer.
Lemonade, baked goods and raffle tickets will be on sale. All proceeds are donated to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer. Last year, KC's lemonade stand raised $958.00 for the organization, and she hopes to have a second successful event.
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer was started in 2000 by a then- four year-old named Alex who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma shortly before her first birthday. After receiving a stem-cell transplant, Alex informed her mother that upon her release from the hospital she wanted to have a lemonade stand. Her goal was to raise money that would aid the doctors who help sick children like her. After being discharged from the hospital Alex held her first lemonade stand, which profited $2,000. Sadly, Alex passed just four years later.
Sunday's lemonade stand foundation will be held from noon until 7 p.m. at the Walmart Supercenter in Taylor, located at 7555 Telegraph Road.