PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre teen says money continues to come in for a fundraiser she held on Tuesday to raise money for cancer research. 17-year-old Jasmin Fosheim, who is a Riggs High School student, held an Alex’s Lemonade Stand at Hilger’s Gulch for six hours on Tuesday. The Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation was inspired by a young Connecticut girl, Alex Scott, who was diagnosed with cancer before the age of one. After being hospitalized for a stem cell transplant, Scott came up with the idea to have a lemonade stand to help other kids with cancer. She passed away at the age of eight, but her efforts resulted in a million dollars being raised to help find a cancer cure. Fosheim says she learned about the foundation a few years ago and decided to hold a stand of her own because of the number of local youngsters who have been impacted by the disease.
Tuesday’s stand featured lemonade, Girl Scout cookies and home made goods, all of which were donated for the cause. Fosheim said yesterday that although the stand was only open Tuesday, she continues to receive checks and online donations are being made, as well. The amount of money that Fosheim and her friends raised totals more than $3,800 so far, and she says she should have a final tally next week. The money will be sent to the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and from there will be distributed to cancer research centers Fosheim says she would like to try a fundraiser like this again sometime in the future. (Look for a video interview with Fosheim taken at the stand Tuesday on the homepage of our website at www.drgnews.com. Photos below taken by DRG and by Paige Hanson)
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