One girl raised over $1,000 for cancer research by running a lemonade stand this summer, and her heartwarming story has now gone viral.
Lemonade stands are a summer staple with kids everywhere selling the drink and other goodies to make a little money. While most children would use the money they raise for something fun, one Springdale, Arkansas girl was doing it to raise money for a cause that has changed her young life.
Karis will have 2 more lemonade stands. Her next one is tomorrow (Thursday) from 7-8pm. Our address is 8075 San Marco Ave in Springdale. Please join us for Super Hero Night. Wear your mask, cape, or costume!! As always, all donations will support METAvivor Research and Support Inc., which gives 100% to research for treatments for stage IV breast cancer.Posted by Lisa Cooper Quinn on Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Karis Quinn is running a lemonade stand to raise money for METAvivor, an organization that raises money and awareness for Stage IV breast cancer. Sadly, the cause is one very close to the young girl's heart. Her mom, Lisa, was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer three years ago. Breast cancer is considered Stage IV when the disease is deemed to be incurable because it has spread throughout the body.
Despite her dire diagnosis, Lisa is not done fighting and hopes her daughter isn't either. Her dream is for Karis to continue to raise money and bring awareness to breast cancer even after Lisa is gone. She believes her little girl will make a huge difference in the world. As for Lisa, she is not giving up because she is not done being a mom, a wife, a friend, and a daughter. She is not finished fighting for her life.
Karis' goal is to help those who are sick to receive better medication. She shared that the medication her mom has been taking has helped her greatly, and she wants to raise money so that other people get the same helpful treatment. Today, her lemonade stand has raised $1,300. Karis continues to go out there every day promoting her cause and encouraging people to help in any way that they can.
The story of Karis and her mom Lisa is equal parts inspiring and heartbreaking. Their story is now making national headlines and the video has gone viral on social media. However, the young girl is not doing it for the attention, she is doing it to help those like her mother.
Keep up the awesome work Karis, the world needs more people like you to make it a better place!