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Lemonade stand funds full day of cancer research

  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • May. 22, 2018 - 5:51 PM

Lemonade stand funds full day of cancer research

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Odyssey Charter School second-graders JoHannah Vinnacombe, Caraline Holland, Tre Boyce, Lilyan Benner and Kamora Bennett man a lemonade stand to raise money for childhood cancer research.

Students at Odyssey Charter School recently participated in a cross-curricular learning unit about the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a nonprofit that helps fund childhood cancer research.

After planning and marketing their project, the students sold lemonade to students and staff for one week during lunchtime and raised $800 – enough money to fund one day of cancer research.

“We wanted to make these last few weeks of school really mean something to our students,” said second-grade teacher Jessica Cunningham.

The lemonade was sweet, but the lesson was sweeter, according to Odyssey Principal Scot Hooper.

“Anyone can make a difference and help others,” he said.