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How you can make life sweeter for kids battling cancer

Posted at 12:41 PM, Jul 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-19 15:29:08-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- You can help make little sweeter for area kids fighting cancer in Central Virginia buy purchasing a glass of lemonade this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Maya Smith, a vibrant 12-year-old undergoing treatment for medulloblastoma, the most common type of pediatric malignant brain tumor, at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) since May 2017.

Maya has maintained a positive outlook since being diagnosed and is looking forward to completing her active chemotherapy treatment this August. She is incredibly grateful for the support of the community around her and is hoping to see it continue this summer through the area’s participation in Anthem LemonAid.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ signature summer event has been helping kids with cancer since 2001.

Participants will distribute cups of lemonade in exchange for donations and 100% of all funds raised will benefit the Hematology and Oncology Clinic at CHoR, where children with cancer, like Maya, receive the lifesaving care they need.

WTVR CBS 6 is once again a proud sponsor of Anthem LemonAid. Be sure to stop by our booth outside the CBS 6 studios at the corner of Tilden and Broad streets (3301 W. Broad Street) Friday from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Click here for more stand locations!

Additional sponsors include Children’s Hospital Foundation, Virginia Credit Union, RVA Primrose Schools, Call Federal Credit Union, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Kroger, Walgreens, Sweet Frog and Mexico Restaurant.

To learn more and register for Anthem LemonAid, click here.

Registration is open until Friday for LemonAid kits, visit http://www.anthemlemonaid.com/ or Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AnthemLemonAidRVA/