One local girl has been holding her own for eight years. Instead of pocketing the change she receives from sales of the sweet drink,
Hudnall, 12, has operated an Alex's Lemonade Stand to raise money for childhood cancer research. She held her first one at her house after getting the idea from seeing a logo for Alex's Lemonade Stand on a table tent at a restaurant.
Alex's Lemonade Stand was started by
The stand became an annual event for Scott and her family. Scott died at the age of 8, but not after her fundraising efforts gained national attention. Others began to hold their own stands to gain donations to the cause.
Hudnall was inspired to start her own stand because of her friend,
"I wanted to do it for her," she said.
Hudnall continued with her effort over the years and has raised more than
Her goal this year is to raise
Hudnall has help at her stand from her friends and little sister, Lily. There also has been local children who have had or are battling cancer at the booth signing autographs and posing for photos including Preister and
Aside from purchasing a drink, people can also take part in the Lemon Smile Challenge where they can bite into a lemon wedge and have their photo taken and posted at the stand.
Donations to Hudnall's effort also can be made by going to www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/1113568.
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