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10-Year-Old Wants Kids Everywhere to Take the Pink Lemonade Stand Challenge This Summer For Breast Cancer Research
Brynne Rhodes supports research in honor of her mom with her pink version of the traditional lemonade stand.
For the fourth summer in a row, 10-year-old Brynne Rhodes will break out her pitcher and pink lemonade to raise funds for BCRF – and this year, she’s challenging kids in every state across the country to do the same.
Brynne, who is now a veteran fundraiser, donated $100 to BCRF in 2016. Last year, kids from Maine to Alaska were inspired to join her. Together they organized more than 50 stands across 15 states and several were featured on local media. Collectively, they donated more than $10,000 for lifesaving research.
For Brynne, the cause is personal. She started her pink lemonade stand after her mom, Kim, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. Unfortunately, this was not the first time her family was impacted by the disease. Brynne’s great-grandmother, grandmother and aunt had all previously been diagnosed with breast cancer and she fundraises to honor their memory.
Kim is grateful for the treatments and research that saved her life.
“This is our way of paying it forward," she says. "We need to stop breast cancer before the next generation has to face this terrifying illness."
Inspired by their connection to the cause, Brynne and Kim are encouraging others to take on the Pink Lemonade Stand Challenge. The mother-daughter team recently appeared on the Today Show asking for the nation to help them reach their goal of having pink lemonade stands in each of the 50 states.
“We’re excited to get more kids involved this year and help make a difference,” Brynne says.
Interested in taking on Brynne’s Pink Lemonade Stand Challenge?
Here’s how you can get involved:
1) Regardless of where you live, organize your own pink lemonade stand this summer and pledge to donate the money you raise to BCRF.
2) Count the money with the kids and make a donation to BCRF using this link. You can use your credit card to make a donation in an amount equal to the amount raised at the pink lemonade stand.
3) Stand with us - together, we will be the end of breast cancer!
Interested in creating your own fundraising page for your pink lemonade stand? Go to https://give.bcrf.org/PinkLemonadeStandChallenge and click the orange “Join Team” button on the left hand side!