September 19, 2023

The Lemon Run – Cayman Islands Style

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caymanvirtualFrom Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation – The Childhood Cancer Blog

Aah, The Lemon Run…temperatures in the mid 80’s, tropical views, the smell of the ocean…it doesn’t quite sound like a November day in Philadelphia does it? That’s because this is what virtual Lemon Run participant Danielle Cococcia will be experiencing on November 10 in her hometown of George Town in the Cayman Islands. Although more than 2,000 of us will be pounding the pavement around beautiful Fairmount Park on November 10 in Philadelphia, we have several virtual participants that have joined the effort and are completing their own 5K (3.1 mile) run or walk where they live on November 10. In addition to Danielle and her team, Team Cayman, we also have international participation in Greece and across the U.S. from Connecticut to California!

Danielle and her family.Danielle and her family.

Danielle decided to get involved with ALSF after realizing how little awareness there is for childhood cancer research and how it’s vital to finding better treatments and cures for our heroes. By bringing The Lemon Run to her sunny island on November 10, Danielle is not only increasing awareness but she’s also doing an amazing job of raising funds – she’s already raised $300 and has set a goal to raise $1,000. Considering $50 funds one hour of childhood cancer research, this translates into much needed support for some of the best and brightest pediatric cancer researchers.

L Cpl. Tim SullivanL Cpl. Tim Sullivan

Last year we had Lance Corporal Tim Sullivan, who at the time was stationed in Afghanistan, participate virtually in The Lemon Run. According to Tim…”I attended the first Lemon Run in the fall of 2009 and had a great time. I thought running virtually while serving abroad would be a cool way to still participate, fight childhood cancer and get other troops involved in something fun here in Afghanistan.”

So don’t let the geographic location of The Lemon Run deter you from participating – sign up as a virtual participant and be an integral member of Team Alex at our largest one day event to help kids with cancer everywhere.

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