Fairborn neighborhood takes on battle against childhood cancer

WDTN Photo/Chris Smith

FAIRBORN, Ohio (WDTN) — A Fairborn neighborhood banded together to set up a lemonade stand during their annual garage sale Saturday to raise money in the fight against childhood cancer. Taking on the battle, Joyce Nosker and her family hosted an Alex’s Lemonade Stand in the Sentinel Ridge neighborhood to support new research and therapies for children suffering from cancer.

Alex's Lemonade Stand in Fairborn (WDTN Photo/Chris Smith)
Alex’s Lemonade Stand in Fairborn (WDTN Photo/Chris Smith)

Joyce is a retired nurse who worked at Dayton Children’s Hospital and holds a passion for helping children with cancer and

finding a cure. With the help of neighbors and family, she set up shop in the front yard of her daughter and son-in-law’s home in the 2300 block of Watchtower Lane. Folks could stop by, not only for lemonade, but also for bottled water, iced tea, muffins, cookies, and other goodies.

Joyce’s grandchildren and their friends also pitched in to make bracelets for the neighborhood event. They also had Alex’s Lemonade stand official stickers, temporary tattoos, and balloons.

A neighborhood garage sale was also held.

Bob Ross Auto Group and Cemex Inc. were two majors donors for the event.

If you’d like to help, you can text at $10 donation. Just text LEMONADE 1114813 to 85944.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation started in the front yard of 4-year-old cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott in 2000 when she announced she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation has evolved into a national fundraising movement. To date, the foundation has raised more than $65 million, funding more than 350 pediatric cancer research projects nationally.

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