🍋CBS 6 Anthem LemonAid stand raises over $9,000; you can still donate to fight childhood cancer

Posted at 11:00 AM, Jul 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-23 19:04:34-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Anthem LemonAid stand WTVR CBS 6 hosted outside our studios on Broad Street Friday raised more than $9,000 to help children fight cancer at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU.

Folks made a donation to receive some refreshing lemonade or a scoop of Blue Bell's lemon-flavored ice cream dubbed "Economy Scoops" created in honor of this year's Anthem LemonAid ambassador, Josie Economy.

If you could not attend the event, you can make a donation online.

Special guests included former Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder, Gov. Ralph Northam, DJ Mike Street from 106.5 The Beat, former VCU basketball player Lionel Bacon, soldiers from Fort Lee, Chesterfield Police officers and Richmond Sheriff Antionette Irving.

The Richmond Flying Squirrels' mascot Nutzy along with the Richmond Kickers' mascot Kickeroo also stopped by the stand.

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Some lucky folks also got to dunk CBS 6 Crime Insider Jon Burkett or CBS 6 Problem Solver and Assignment Manager Robert Hughes.

There is still time to host your stand, so you can register online here and start fundraising.

Anthem LemonAid has raised more than $1.6 million to fight pediatric cancer in Central Virginia over the last 21 years.

Thanks to all who SHARED on social media to SPREAD the WORD!

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Anthem LemonAid is made possible by generous community members and sponsors: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Richmond Ford, WTVR CBS 6 and Richmond Family Magazine.