Ready, Set, Squeeze: Anthem Hosts Annual LemonAid Stand

Anthem is kicking off its annual LemonAid fundraiser this weekend to raise money for local children with cancer, and they’re inviting everyone to set up a stand of their own.

Participants can sell lemonade on July 14, 15 or 16 at locations throughout Hampton roads. Each cup costs $1 and proceeds will support pediatric cancer care at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU and CHKD.

Participation is free, and according to the program’s website, Anthem provides supplies for each seller including lemonade mix, a pitcher, cups, a banner, stickers and LemonAid sunglasses.

Simply pick a location to set up your stand and register!

Those who want to help but can’t make it out this weekend can donate online or set up an online stand and share it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, email and other social media. Participants can host both in-person and online stands to increase donations.

The deadline to register for an online stand is July 14, and registration for physical stands ends on July 13 at 5 p.m.

The organization’s past fundraisers saw much success and raised over $120,000 last year and $118,000 in 2014.

(Photo courtesy Yo Doelling)

This year, students at I. C. Norcom High School will be hosting their own lemonade stand on Friday from 9 a.m. to noon at Kroger Marketplace on Frederick Boulevard.

According to a recent press release, the students in the Future Business Leaders of America program hope to raise at least $500 this year.

If you are unable to attend on Friday and want to donate, contact Lucinda Harris at lucinda.harris@pps.k12.va.us, or mail donations.

The program still has a some open spots left to host lemonade stands, including some at Borjo Coffeehouse, Dunkin’ Donuts, Farm Fresh, Kroger, Walmart, Taste Unlimited, Sam’s Club and other businesses throughout Hampton Roads.

Click here to see a full list of locations, or visit anthemlemonaid.com.