EASTON, Dad. – This week, 8-year-old Ben decided to sell lemonade and treats on behalf of Alex’s Lemonade Stand, which raises money for childhood cancer.
He chose that mission because childhood cancer research receives less than 4% of funding from the National Cancer Institute.
It is a matter close to the hearts of Ben and his family.
Ben was diagnosed with Wilms tumor in 2016, a rare form of kidney cancer in children. He was only 3 years old and his kidney was removed and treated at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
He has survived a stage 4 Wilms tumor twice and has been cancer free for three years now!
Ben is finishing second grade at Forks Elementary School and is excited to return to personal learning this fall.
His favorite subject is math, and he says even in second grade he knows that 4% of funding isn’t enough for kids battling cancer.
Ben’s booth has raised over $4,300 this week, and the total is still going up!
He plans to run a lemonade stand at his home in Easton each summer to support childhood cancer research and development.
Donations are accepted online.
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