I knew the Leukemia 5K walk for their cousin, Brayden, would be far more memorable and meaningful to the kids if they figured out how to raise their $20 entrance fee/donation on their own. After much brainstorming (and a little steering from mom), they settled on selling cupcakes (made from cake mix and frosting Princess got for Christmas in her “cake pop” kit) , fresh squeezed orange juice (using oranges from our tree), and lemons (picked from our lemon bush).
Thanks to the generosity of friends, neighbors and strangers, their little cupcake/fresh squeezed OJ/lemon stand raised $95.21. When Pumpkin saw how close they were to $100, she exclaimed “Mom! I have $5! Can I donate it?” Not to be outdone, Princess donated $8 she had been saving too, taking their grand total to $108.21. By the time we go to the race, a few more friends and family had donated to the cause (even though the cupcakes sold out) and they were able to register with a ziploc bag full of dollars and change that added up to $148.21 (the event director took their word for it).
It’s been 13 days, since the 5K Leukemia Walk for Brayden but you can still make a donation! Visit www.RenownedEvents.com/payments. Simply enter Brayden in the comment section where it says Event Title. A portion of the donation also goes to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. To read more of Brayden’s Story, visit www.RenownedCares.org.