So far, Amanda's Lemonade Stand has raised over $193,000!
 
 

In the morning, the skies weren’t looking too promising. We were feeling pretty skepitcal and worried about what the day ahead was going to be like, considering that people only typical like lemonade on a hot and sunny day. But we were determined to set up the stand any way, and we were incredibly hopeful that the rain would clear up.

As we were all (volunteers included) huddled under the one tent we had put up, as the wrath of the equivalent of the Noah’s Ark Flood came crashing down, we could only hope that people would still want a rainy glass of lemonade, to fix kids hearts. But lo and behold, the skies closed up for us, and it became quite a beautiful day!

We are so incredibly thankful to everyone who showed up to support us at the lemonade stand – we had so much fun and really made a difference to fix kids hearts! We also just want to thank everyone – Metro, Lionel’s Ponies, Solepower, Dippin Dots, Avenue Rentals, Dazzlin’ Dy, Mega Blocks, Spin Master, Ur In Luck, MPP Marketing, The Canadian Military, Baldini, and everyone else who came out to help us – all your amazing hard work is always and forever appreciated!

We are so grateful for the great day we had, and even though the rain (erm, flood) probably scared some people off at the beginning of the day, everyone can still buy a glass of virtual lemonade right here and help us fix kids hearts and reach our goal of $200,000!!!

Here are just some of the great pictures of the event for you to enjoy!

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All the volunteers huddled underneath the tent during the rainstorm!

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Some amazing fire-fighters that visited us in the morning – and they even brought their truck!

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The incredible MP Carmichael who always comes out to support us!

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Joshy enjoying the Canadian Military truck that came to say hello!

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The volunteer team piled on the truck for a picture too!

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The amazing cake provided by our friends at Metro!

Joshua and I recently accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in support of Lou Gehrig’s Disease. We think this an absolutely amazing cause that is extremely important to support and raise awareness for! Here is the video of both me and Joshua taking on the challenge!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSeAcwsEwIg

Where I’m going for the next 2 months, I’m going to be totally technology-free! While this is a fairly hard thing to do sometimes, but its often great to take a break from all the Twitter, Facebook, and distractions of the internet! While I’m gone, I’m leaving Joshua (with my mom’s help) in charge, to handle “any and all things lemonade!” Hopefully, my mom will help him blog a little over the summer, so you can look forward to that! I might be able to answer a few emails forwarded to me by my mom occasionally, but I’m trying to detach myself from all of it for the next 2 months!

Thanks so much, and hope you all have a fantastic summer! If you have any questions, or need to get in touch with me (or Joshua, or my mother), feel free to contact us at any time! Also, make sure to put SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014 on your calendars as the 16th ANNUAL LEMONADE STAND to fix kids hearts! Can’t wait to see you all there!

 

Come join us for the 16th annual Amanda’s Lemonade Stand for Save a Child’s Heart, Sick Kids Hospital, and Heart and Stroke Foundation, on:

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014

Please put this date on your calendars, and spread the word to all your friends and family!

Help Joshua and I reach $250,000 to fix kids hearts through 3 incredible charities!!!

We are so excited to make this ‘sweet 16′ lemonade stand event the biggest and best one yet!

If you have any questions about the event, or about how to help us and get involved, PLEASE feel free to contact us!!!

Hey everyone!

I know it’s been quite a while, but let’s just say that with the school year coming to a close, final projects, and exams, it’s been pretty crazy around here! But, I thought I should quickly update you on a few things that have happened recently, before I head off to work at an overnight camp for 2 months this summer!

1) I did a TED Talk. Yes, if you can believe it, I gave a TED Talk in Edmonton, Alberta to a group of amazing high school students! It was such an incredible experience, and a truly amazing honour. The YouTube link is below, if you want to check it out!

 

2) THE DATE OF THE 16TH ANNUAL LEMONADE STAND IS HERE!!!

Yes, we have finally decided on the date of the next upcoming lemonade stand! It’s our official ‘Sweet 16′ year of the lemonade stand, and we are more excited than ever for:

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014

More details and updates will absolutely be coming as the weeks pass, but I thought I should give you a heads up, so you can mark it on your calendars! We can’t wait to see you all there!

If you have any questions on how to get involved with this year’s lemonade stand, please feel free to CONTACT US with your questions, and we’ll be happy to answer them!

 

So, I’ll be heading off to work very soon, but I thought that just before I leave for the summer, I should let you know about those two very exciting things!

Thanks, and have a fantastic summer (maybe even with a little volunteering involved!)

-Amanda


Please watch this great video of Amanda and Joshua recently receiving the Ve’Ahavta Tikun Olam Award!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbT6X2EUwGw

 

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Joshua and I serving lemonade and cookies at the stand!

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City Councillor Robinson stops by to give Joshua and I a beautiful plaque of honour from the city of Toronto! Thank you so much!

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 MP John Carmichael comes out once again to support us, and also present us with a fantastic award of honour. Thank you so very much for everything!

 

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Joshua and I with the amazing kangaroo from the incredible Bowmanville Zoo! The kangaroo’s name is Jack, and he was one of the highlights of the day! Have you ever heard of a lemonade stand with a kangaroo? I didn’t think so. (Also, just to clear the air, Jack isn’t biting Joshua… he’s smelling him to see if he has any treats!)

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