When life gave them lemons, one Wauwatosa family made lemonade

All proceeds from the stand go to cancer research
Posted at 9:53 AM, Jun 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-06 10:53:22-04

WAUWATOSA -- A national fundraising movement to help kids with cancer by organizing lemonade stands got a local boost today.

The non-profit is called Alex's Lemonade Stand and has become very popular with the Aldrich family in Wauwatosa. 

Avery Aldrich has been setting the lemonade stand once a year since 2014 in honor of her brother Jacob, who passed away at the age of seven. Avery says she doesn't want anyone else to go through this and she's glad to be helping in any way she can.

"It makes me feel good that I know I'm doing something to help other kids who are struggling with cancer," Avery said. 

Avery's mother Jennifer has been supporting Avery ever since she first took on the stand.

" She has come a long way since her brother died 9 years ago, I'm just very proud of her and what she's doing," she said.

The family is hoping to prove that even small gestures from the heart can have a big impact.

"Every tiny donation accumulates to something very large," Jennifer said. 

If you're looking to get involved with Alex's Lemonade Stand, click here to find ways to help.

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