Cassidy’s Lemonade Stand raising awareness & funds for cystic fibrosis
|globalnews.ca 14 Apr 2019 at 22:22|
“It is kind of a secret recipe,” she said. “We have lemons, the water and a secret touch that we put into it.”
Cassidy’s Lemonade Stand has evolved from a wooden stand on the street to a white lemonade truck that travels around to
events in Saskatchewan raising money for cystic fibrosis.
Cassidy’s mother, Kimberly Evans said she was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at age four and began selling lemonade a year later as her way to help.
“She just has this beautiful spirit about her,” she said. “Cassidy wants to let people know what cystic fibrosis is, she wants to be an advocate and to find a cure. That is our reason for doing it.”
Cassidy has raised $75,000 for cystic fibrosis research over the past six years through her lemonade sales.
Kimberly explained cystic fibrosis is a fatal genetic disease that affects a person’s lungs and digestive system.
“Cassidy’s body has to work hard every single day,” she said. “She has to work harder than anyone else which makes it even that more miraculous that she can keep that level of energy when her body is on overdrive all the time.”