Friday, August 14, 2009
Contact: Greg Raver-Lampman
Lemonade stands raise $50,000 for CHKD
HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – Children who set up lemonade stands as part of a fundraiser raised a cool $50,000 for the cancer program at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters (CHKD).
During the week of July 17 through 19, hundreds of children set up stands as part of the LemonAid fundraiser sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia and the Children’s Miracle Network.
The Anthem Lemonaid fundraiser was unusual in that children in the region were involved in helping raise money. In some cases, the money went to help friends and classmates being treated for cancer at CHKD.
“The Anthem LemonAid program was a great opportunity for children and their families to get involved and have fun while raising much needed money for CHKD’s cancer programs,” said CHKD Director of Corporate Relations Brenda Kuntz. “Every dollar donated will go towards cancer research, equipment and services to help more than 500 children in our community being treated for cancer at CHKD.”
This was the first year that Anthem held the LemonAid fundraiser in Hampton Roads. Other partners included M&T Bank, Farm Fresh, Walmart, Wynne Ford, Kangaroo Jac’s and WTKR Channel 3.
“Anthem and all the others did a great job,” said Kuntz. “We’re looking forward to working with them again.”