N.C.’s biggest Alex’s Lemonade Stand set for June 16 at Holly Hill Mall

Commentary by Sabrina Otero
Times-News correspondent

Batman, courtesy of Heroes Alliance, and Teens & Twenties writer Sabrina Otero, pose for a photo. / Photo submitted

Local nurse Jolene Cannady and her husband, Terry, have vowed to combat pediatric cancer. With the aid of their local Team Lemon, they’ll present the biggest Alex’s Lemonade Stand (ALSF) in the state from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 16 at Holly Hill Mall and Business Center, 309 Huffman Mill Road, Burlington.
   Wiping out cancer is no easy feat and funding much needed research is hard work; therefore; many local artists have volunteered their time and talents to this great cause to provide an all-ages, family friendly event that both entertains and informs.
   “The theme is superheroes,” Nurse Cannady explained. “Our goal is to let the children and families who come out know that they are heroes for a day by being out there and helping children who have cancer just as Alex herself was a hero and an inspiration, so dress in the best super hero attire you can find.”
   Cannady is an ambassador for the foundation and she will be out there wearing her own superhero cape that was painted by the Pediatric Oncology patients from UNC Hospitals. 
   Some of the event’s featured artists include William Gattis, a painter who will paint children’s faces; Ashley Allen, a local photographer who be hold little mini sessions in which all funds will go to ALSF; Heroes Alliance, a well-known group of costumed super heroes whom support local charities; recording artist Becca June and indie director Michael Williams, who will be performing a popular scene from “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog;” and a sneak peek of Studio 1’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” that will debut in July.
   With so many fun-filled events available to the public, it’s easy to wonder if there is an entrance fee or a set price for a cup of lemonade; however, there is not. No donation is too small or too big. 

Sabrina Otero is a rising sophomore at Western Alamance High School and a Teens & Twenties writer.


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