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Pinellas County sisters hope to raise thousands for pediatric cancer with virtual lemonade stand

Posted at 6:24 AM, Aug 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-07 07:38:02-04

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — A local non-profit's big event of the year is having to go virtual because of COVID-19.

Caroline and Charlotte Gallagher make up C&C Lemonade Factory. Its mission is to raise money to help find cures for childhood cancer

Caroline was diagnosed with leukemia at just 18 months old. By four, she beat cancer.

However, her cousin Julie did not. She was diagnosed with neuroblastoma and passed away six months after her diagnosis.

Since 2016, the Gallagher girls have held a lemonade stand in memory of their cousin and to help support childhood cancer. In 2019, the non-profit raised more than $13,000 with all proceeds going to Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital and the national movement, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.

The virtual lemonade stand takes place Saturday, August 8 at 10 a.m. Click here to support their efforts.