Hudson Valley Boy Gives Up Birthday to Fight Childhood Cancer
A local boy will be spending his birthday giving to others. Nolan is turning eight on Saturday. But unlike most kids, he's opted to spend his special day out in the rain selling lemonade.
Nolan will be raising funds for Alex's Lemonade Stand at the Smith Clove Elementary School in Central Valley. The stand is just one of many locations that will be collecting money in honor of Kelsey Berger, a first grader at Sheafe Road Elementary that lost her battle with cancer this year.
Students all over the Hudson Valley will be hosting lemonade stands this weekend, exchanging lemonade and baked goods for donations that will help fund cancer research and also help families afford travel expenses to and from cancer treatments. All of the money raised will go towards Team Kelsey in this year's WPDH Battle of the Stands.
The weekend kicked off on Friday morning at Bagel World in Central Valley. Thousands of dollars were raised, with $2000 matched by Hudson Heritage Federal Credit Union. Smith Clove Elementary School staff were on hand with pink t-shirts announcing that they were determined to turn lemons into lemonade this weekend.
Sheafe Road Elementary will also be out at Mesier Park in Wappingers Falls on Saturday, May 19 starting at 10am. The students and volunteers will be selling lemonade, baked goods and other items to raise money for Alex's Lemonade Stand. Other pop-ups may or may not be happening throughout the Hudson Valley due to the rain, but if they're cancelled we'll be sure to let you know when they reschedule.
As for Nolan, you can wish him a very happy birthday rain-or-shine by stopping by Smith Clove Elementary School's parking lot between 10am and 1pm on Saturday, May 19. Be sure to bring a donation so we can make sure it's the best birthday ever.