The city of Grand Island Community Youth Council (CYC) is holding a fall service project this Sunday, September 23, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hy-Vee.
The CYC Fall Service Project committee has been hard at work the last two months putting plans in action for a service project. Emma Kreutzer, a senior from Heartland Lutheran and co-chair of this committee, proposed a project called Alex's Lemonade Stand which is a foundation with a focus of raising dollars for childhood cancer one cup of lemonade at a time. Miranda Wieczorek, a senior from Grand Island Senior High is also co-chairing this project.
The foundation was started by Alexandra "Alex" Scott from Manchester, Conn.
While Alex was fighting her childhood cancer battle she decided she wanted to have a lemonade stand and give the money to doctors to allow them to help other kids like they were helping her.
People throughout the world heard of Alex's story and held their own stands.
In 2004 Alex passed away at the age of eight, knowing that with the help of others, she had raised more than $1 million to help fund a cure for the disease that took her life.
The CYC has set the goal of raising $400 for the childhood cancer foundation through their participation in this project.
Community members can support the CYC by either buying a glass of lemonade or baked items the day of the event for a suggested dollar or more donation or may make a monetary donation online.
The CYC has a page created on the Alex's Lemonade Stand website at www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/87510.
The CYC is coordinated by the City of Grand Island and is comprised of students who are sophomores, junior, and seniors, from all four Grand Island High Schools. The group serves as a voice for youth in the community, is involved in city government, and sponsors events and service projects throughout the year.
For more information contact Wendy at 308-391-0961, find them on Facebook, or go to www.cycgi.com.