When 8-year-old Jillian Knehr heard the story behind "Alex's Lemonade Stand," she was driven to get involved to help kids battling cancer.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- Davy James
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
A lemonade stand is a time-honored tradition for budding entrepreneurs looking to make a few extra dollars. But for 8-year-old Brunswick Acres Elementary School student Jillian Knehr, a lemonade stand was a tool to lend a helping hand to the youngest victims of a deadly disease. Last month, Jillian ventured to Reichler Park during a softball tournament and spent the day selling refreshments at "Jillian's Jerseylicious Lemonade" to raise money for "Alex's Lemonade Stand," a charity that funds research and makes new treatments available to children with cancer. The charity was founded in honor of cancer victim Alexandra “Alex” Scott, who at the age of 4-years-old set up a lemonade stand to give money to doctors searching for a cure for the …
South Brunswick's Hugs for Brady Foundation makes $100,000 commitment to fund the Hugs for Brady Young Investigator Award in pediatric hematology/oncology at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ).
The Hugs for Brady Foundation has taken another giant step in the fight against pediatric cancer. The foundation recently made a $100,000 commitment to fund the Hugs for Brady Young Investigator Award in pediatric hematology/oncology at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ). Hugs for Brady was started by Mike and Sherrie Wells, of Kendall Park, in honor of their son Brady, who died in July 2010 at the age of 23 months from pediatric leukemia. “While Hugs for Brady is continually active in providing some of the comforts of home to pediatric cancer patients while they are undergoing treatment, we felt it was important to address behind-the-scenes needs as well,” Sherrie said. “What better way to make a difference than to directly …