There's a very good reason why you'll be seeing so many Hudson Valley kids selling lemonade this week.

Lemonade stands will be popping up all over the Hudson Valley with proceeds going towards a great cause. Starting on Friday school children across the region will be setting up their own stands to collect money to help out kids battling childhood cancer.

The fundraiser is being done in honor of Kelsey Berger, a first grader who lost her brave battle with cancer last month. Everyone is invited to participate, whether it's putting up your own lemonade stand or simply buying a glass. The stands will be operated by local students, parents and other volunteers.

The weekend kicks off on Friday morning during a live broadcast of The Boris & Robyn Show at Bagel World on Route 32 in Central Valley.  You can stop by between 6am and 10am to make a donation and promote your own lemonade stand.

Here are just a few more of the lemonade stands you can visit to help support the cause:

  • Bagel World on Route 32 Central Valley from 6am to 10am on Friday 5/18 
  • Mesier Park in The Village of Wappingers from 10am to 1pm on Saturday 5/19
  • Smith Clove Elementary School in Central Valley from 10am to 1pm on Saturday 5/19
  • The Beekman Soccer Fields on Saturday 5/19
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If you'd like to host your own lemonade stand this weekend, be sure to let us know about it so we can announce it on air and include it on our list above. We also have a limited amount of Battle of the Stand kits that will help make your lemonade stand look amazing. You can get one up at the live broadcast on Friday morning at Bagel World on Route 32 in Central Valley, or contact us on Facebook to pick one up at the radio station.