Anthem LemonAid 

Presented by Richmond Ford

July 1 - 31, 2021

Join us this year in the tradition of Anthem LemonAid’s great summertime memory-making, as we proudly invite Richmond area families, businesses and community organizations to safely join us once again in making a big difference for local kids fighting cancer.

 

This year’s event will consist of both physical lemonade stands* and three interactive challenges encouraging a safe and fun environment for family, friends, business colleagues, and more.

 

Registration is online, and as always, it’s FREE to participate. Choose to host a lemonade stand* and/or participate in one or more of the virtual lemon-inspired challenges. Fundraising participants can also unlock special LemonAid swag and win exciting prize packages!

 

Our mission of raising funds to support the ASK Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Clinic at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU is still the same. The teams at CHoR and the families served are counting on us so our work must continue on. And because of this, we are counting on you - our village!

As this year's event is wrapping up, a HUGE thanks to all who have participated! We are well on our way to reaching (and hopefully exceeding) our goal! Please note that as donations are being collected registrants may choose to send a check directly to the Children's Hospital Foundation office at:

1006 E. Marshall Street, Box 980693 Richmond, VA 23298.

Or, to make it even easier donations may be made directly on your individual or team fundraising page. The link to your personal page can be found in the email received after registering. Please email vclark@chfrichmond with questions!

*For participants who choose to host a physical stand, our Anthem LemonAid kits will come with all the standard supplies like lemonade mix and cups as well as special items to promote safe interactions, including hand sanitizer and masks. Educational materials outlining CDC guidelines for maintaining proper social distancing and practicing appropriate mask coverage will also be shared.

 

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Meet Josie

Eleven-year-old Josie Economy loves lemons. She has dresses and shoes with lemons on them, she likes to drink lemonade, and yellow is one of her favorite colors. She also likes the taste of lemons – so when she was asked to eat one for one of Anthem LemonAid’s lemon challenge, she happily said yes.

Not only does Josie love lemons, she also loves make up and dance! She loves tap and jazz and was on a competitive dance team before her diagnosis. She often dances with her PT as part of therapy. 

Josie was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma on September 11, 2019. She spent 40 days at CHoR after her diagnosis. She had her last chemo treatment on October 30, 2020.In February 2021, doctors found new cancerous tumors on her lungs but because it was caught early, her prognosis is good. She's receiving 5 days of outpatient chemo every 3 weeks.

Josie is a truly joyful young lady and is thrilled to be serving as this year's Anthem LemonAid ambassador! 

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About Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU

Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU is Central Virginia's only comprehensive, full-service children's hospital. As Virginia's first Level 1 pediatric trauma center, CHoR offers a wide range of children's health services, including pediatric emergency services, primary care, specialty and subspecialty care, burn, trauma, transplant and long-term care. With more than 15 locations across Central Virginia, CHoR provides pediatric inpatient and outpatient services that cover nearly all children's health-related needs.
As of 2020, CHoR has been ranked among the nation’s best children’s hospitals for cancer, nephrology, pulmonology and urology care according to U.S. News & World Report.
 
As part of VCU Health, CHoR is committed to ensuring access to care for all children, training future pediatric caregivers and making new discoveries that improve understanding and treatment of childhood diseases. Learn more here.

Thank you to our event sponsors:

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