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Simon's 8th Birthday Lemonade Stand on May 17, 2005

Media Coverage

Lemonade sales to honor a young victim of cancer
May 16, 2005 Deseret Morning News by Lois Collins

Radio interview with Mary Craig, Simon's mom, on AM820's "Wakin' Up with Rebecca and Kurt"
May 17, 2005 at about 7:15 am

KSL Channel 5 (NBC) event coverage
May 17, 2005, 10:00 pm News

Fox13 event coverage
May 17, 2005, 9:00 pm News

Channel 4 (ABC) event coverage
May 17, 2005

Simon's 8th Birthday Lemonade Stand
Date: May 17, 2005
Time: 3:30-5:30 pm
Location: Liberty Heights Fresh
Lemonade donations: $798.93
10% of store sales donation: $400 + round up
Total donation to Alex's Lemonade Stand $1,200.00

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Liberty Heights Fresh owner, Steven Rosenberg, offered to do a Lemonade Stand in Simon's memory. Steven's two sons, Tobias and Noah, were good friends of Simon at Uintah Elementary School last year. As Steven put it very sensitively, "There's a big empty space in my heart for Simon," and he wanted to offer to help. So, he suggested a lemonade stand, and we decided to hold the stand on the day that would have been Simon's eighth birthday, May 17th.

In addition to providing absolutely delicious organic lemonade for the stand, Liberty Heights Fresh generously offered to donate 10% of daily sales (8:30 am to 8:00 pm) to Alex's Lemonade Stand. The lemonade donations reached nearly $800. The 10% donation from the store's sales that day is $400, bringing the total raised on Simon's birthday to $1,200 for pediatric cancer research. Bravo all around!

During the Lemonade Stand, we also served birthday cake to celebrate Simon. Pinon Cafe and Market has generously donated the cakes, and Miriam was invited to their professional kitchen on Monday afternoon to help decorate the cakes!

decorating cake Lemonade Stand
Victoria and Miriam decorating the cake. More photos. Lighting the candles and singing "Happy Birthday" to Simon. More photos.

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