Alair Sanibel and other neighborhood families teamed up today to support Lucy’s Lemonade Stand – embarking on a heartwarming journey to bring our community together for a cause that truly matters. Our mission is to stand strong for childhood cancer research during this special month of September, known as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. In partnership with Fourth and Gold, a local non-profit, we aimed to make a significant impact by raising both awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research.
Lucy’s Brave Battle
The heart of this cause is Lucy Donmoyer, a young warrior who has been courageously battling high-risk neuroblastoma. Her journey began in April 2020, and though she completed her initial treatment in December 2021, she faced a devastating relapse in February 2022. Lucy’s strength and resilience are awe-inspiring, and she clings to the hope that new treatments could be life-saving for her and countless other children.
Alair Sanibel’s Pledge
Glen Harris III, Regional Partner for Alair SW Florida, “Our family is honored to represent the Alair brand as we joined our neighborhood in raising an incredible $1,400 today for this meaningful cause.” Together, we rallied our community, setting up two lemonade stands in prime locations – the parking lot along McGregor Blvd and the golf course behind The Edison. We were able to raise $1,400, and we’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be back at it again tomorrow, from 10 AM to 2 PM! Stop by and see us at The Edison Restaurant & Bar.
Fourth and Gold: Lighting the Way
The focus of our fundraising efforts is Fourth and Gold, a local Jacksonville non-profit founded by one of Lucy’s nurses. Their mission is clear: to fund research grants that explore less toxic treatment options for pediatric cancer. In just three years, they’ve already funded two research grants targeting specific types of pediatric cancer. Their dedication to finding safer treatments for kids battling cancer aligns perfectly with our cause.
Their efforts have extended beyond the local community. This year, they coordinated over 60 lemonade stands across the country, including Italy and Puerto Rico. Their goal is to raise awareness about the critical need for funding in pediatric cancer research.