EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (WCCO) — An Eden Prairie girl made lemons into lemonade to raise money for childhood cancer.

Six-year-old Chloe Russo hosted her own Alex’s Lemonade Stand as part of the National Lemonade Days. It didn’t stop with just lemonade. Chloe also had cookies, cupcakes and brownies.

She was hoping to raise $600 and it looks like she’ll surpass that amount.

“Cancer is a kind of sickness. I don’t want other people to get sick and other people to get better. So I want them to get better and feel better,” Chloe said.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand was founded by Alex Scott who died of cancer in 2004. Across the country, the stands have raised more than one million dollars for childhood cancer research.

Comments (4)
  1. Taxes? says:

    What a great story. That will be nearly 300$ after taxes.

  2. self made victims says:

    Did ya have to put such a negative spin on things? Good gracious! What a sweet little girl – and good parents for teaching ideas of community service so early in life.

  3. jon alvstad says:

    what a fantastic little girl. About four years ago my daughter read about alex, and joined a fund raiser to support the cause. She shaved her head bald, and in doing so raised $1200 through pledges. She was 13 years old at the time, just about to enter 7th grade in a new school. She got teased at first, but when she told the story, most of her new classmates were as proud of her as i was. Good job chloe!

  4. Congrats to Sydney too for selling Lemonade with Chloe. My son has been battling cancer for over a year and we think it’s awesome that ao many kids are involved with this amazing cause. Pediatric cancer needs all the help it can get to be cured!! http://www.brendansbuddies.org. http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/brendanbarrie.

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