Did you know 36 children under the age of 18 are diagnosed with cancer EVERY SINGLE DAY? Did you know that $400 funds just ONE day of research?!
I didn’t know this until I heard about a 7 year old boy from Texas that decided to take action against childhood cancer.
Meet Caison, a first grader from Texas. Casion loves baseball, the Houston Rockets, and playing with his cousins. Caison also had a heart of gold.
Caison has been begging his parents to have a lemonade stand for MONTHS, so his mom decided to research lemonade stands. She came across Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) which is a cancer charity that started from a 4 year old girl, Alexandra “Alex” Scott, who was fighting cancer and wanted to raise money to help find cures for childhood cancer. Alex raised $1 million dollars before passing away at the young age of 8.
Caison’s mom, Cassie, said
“Caison didn’t even know kids could get cancer, but had been exposed to adult cancer in the summer of 2018. He was shocked to hear that this disease is not prejudice to children.”
When Caison’s parents explained to him the benefits of raising money for research, he knew he wanted to host his own lemonade stand.
When asked what steps he has taken to prepare for his fundraiser, he said
“I have found some friends to help me make lemonade and saved some money that my Nana gives me when I do good in baseball to buy lemons.”
Caison’s mom, Cassie, has also taken initiative to spread the word for Caison’s lemonade stand by posting on her social media. Word spread fast and companies such as Rabroker Air Conditioning and Plumbing, Nothing Bundt Cakes, and RockReady Printing & Designs have donated money and supplies to jump start Caison’s fundraiser!
Caison has also teamed up with Nuggets4Breakfast to sell shirts and 15% of sales go directly towards Caison’s fundraiser.
Kyle, the owner of Review the Pew, said he will match the donation amount from Nuggets4Breakfast to donate directly towards Caison’s fundraiser.
If you are unable to attend Caison’s lemonade stand and uninterested in a shirt, you can donate directly to Caison’s fundraiser here.
Caison’s goal was $400 but has decided to go even BIGGER and upped his goal to $1,000!
GOOD LUCK CAISON! YOU’RE DOING BIG THINGS!