WHEN I WAS GROW­ING UP,

FamilyFun - - WELCOME - Eliz­a­beth Anne Shaw ED­I­TOR-IN-CHIEF

my mom ran a beauty shop out of our base­ment. Ev­ery Thurs­day, Fri­day, and Satur­day, a steady stream of ladies pa­raded up our drive­way for their weekly ’do. And in the sum­mer, you could of­ten find me and my sis­ter perched be­hind our lit­tle table, hawk­ing cups of le­mon­ade. We charged a dime. Or a nickel. Re­ally, we’d take change of any kind. At the time, we were in it to fill our re­spec­tive piggy banks, but I like to think we’d have broad­ened our cause if Alex’s Le­mon­ade Stand Foun­da­tion (ALSF) had been around back then. The or­ga­ni­za­tion is ded­i­cated to sup­port­ing new re­search into treat­ments for pe­di­atric cancer, and its mis­sion is quite lit­er­ally fu­eled one cup at a time. It en­cour­ages fam­i­lies and kids to host le­mon­ade stands and do­nate their pro­ceeds, and this sum­mer, Fam­i­ly­fun is proud to sup­port the campaign. We hope more than any­thing that you’ll join us! To get started, sign up at alexsle­mon­ade.org/ fam­i­ly­fun­mag, where you’ll be able to regis­ter your stand and get the info for set­ting up your fund-raiser. Then flip to “The Ul­ti­mate Le­mon­ade Stand!” on page 32 for dec­o­ra­tion in­spo (lemon bal­loons!), tasty treat ideas (mango gum­mies!), and, of course, wa­ter­melon le­mon­ade (guar­an­teed to be a best-seller!). Whether you go all out or keep it sim­ple, one thing is for sure: You’ll have a day to re­mem­ber. Happy sum­mer, ev­ery­one!

Cut a lemon shape out of a card­board box to make a sign!

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