Ac­tress Bailee Madi­son hosts lemon­ade stand to fight can­cer

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Ac­tress Bailee Madi­son (star of “Just Gowith It” and “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark”) was re­cently in town for an Alex’s Lemon­ade Stand Foun­da­tion char­ity event spon­sored by Mercedes Benz Fort Laud­erdale.

The event took place on May 12 at Mercedes of Fort Laud­erdale and raised thou­sands of dol­lars in do­na­tions, pass­ing out hun­dreds of cups of lemon­ade.

“This was a hum­bling event. It’s so in­spir­ing for us to meet the fam­i­lies who have lost their chil­dren and who still come out and en­cour­age us to con­tinue to do what we are do­ing. There is no greater gift than the gift of life and we are def­i­nitely en­cour­aged by the chil­dren, their fam­i­lies and es­pe­cially the vol­un­teers who con­tinue to work ef­fort­lessly to find a cure un­til all of our chil­dren are healthy and happy,” said Madi­son’s mother, Patti Ri­ley.

Madi­son was on hand to help pass out lemon­ade and also signed au­to­graphs and posed for pic­tures with fans.

“We made mem­o­ries as a fam­ily and I’m hop­ing there will be lemon­ade stands all over south Florida,” said Madi­son.

“It was so in­spir­ing to see lit­tle chil­dren be­ing lifted up to the do­na­tion jar so they could put in their dol­lar bills, it proves that you are never too young to make a dif­fer­ence and each lemon­ade stand brings us one step closer to find­ing a cure.”

Alex’s Lemon­ade Stand Foun­da­tion is a char­ity that al­lows peo­ple of all ages with a plat­form to par­tic­i­pate in fundrais­ing for a cause.

The foun­da­tion strives to teach chil­dren that no mat­ter how big or small their ac­tions can im­pact some­one’s life and help fight child­hood can­cer.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.alexsle­mon­ade.org.

Bailee Madi­son fixes lemon­ade for a sup­porter. Patti Ri­ley, left, Erin­nwolf, Kaitlin Ri­ley, An­niewolfe and Eli­sawolf

At right: Vol­un­teer Sandi Mcclung, left, over­looks as Bailee Madi­son signs au­to­graphs. At left: Brian Tate, left, and Bailee Madi­son

The Pen­drak fam­ily came out to sup­port the event.

Hec­tor Marino, left, Sonya Grif­fin, Fanny Marino and Charles Grif­fin

Derry Costi­gan, left, Lilly Costi­gan, Bailee Madi­son and Emma Garbin­ski

Bailee Madi­son hosts a lemon­ade stand on May 12 to raise funds to fight child­hood can­cer.

Bailee Madi­son poses with a young fan.

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