7:30 a.m., Sept. 28)
Lemonade stand impersario raises over $10K for OHF
By Fred Sherwin
Braeden Clements was four years old his world was turned
upside down when his grandfather was diagnosed with colon
to do something to support his grandfather’s battle, Braeden
, who’s now 10, decided to open a lemonade stand to raise
money for cancer research.
Ward Coun. Bob Monette dropped by Braeden
Clement’s lemonade stand on Saturday to enjoy
an ice cold glass of lemonade and show his
support for the Orléans Wood youngster. Photo
courtesy of Kathy Smilie
was seven years ago. Braeden’s grandfather eventually
succumbed to cancer in 2013 just days before the Orléans
Wood youngster was planning to open his lemonade stand
for a third year. Despite his loss, the young man still
opened up for business and managed to raise $1,300.
seven years, Braeden has raised over $10,000, including
more than $3,000 on Saturday. Braeden distributes flyers
throughout his neighbourhood in the days leading up to
the event and he writes thank you letters to everyone
who makes a donation.
donor also gets a pair of cookies made by his grandmother,
personal manager, and number one supporter Kathy Smillie.
the patrons who dropped by the lemonade stand this year
were Orléans Ward councillor Bob Monette, Ottawa-Orléans
MPP Marie-France Lalonde, Orléans Star columnist
Walter Robinson, and a group of firefighters from Station
53 on Charlemagne Blvd.
most kids his age, Braeden is a young man of few words.
Asked if he was happy with how things went this year he
said he was “happy” and that everyone was “nice” who dropped
by and made a donation.
the money raised will be donated to the Ottawa Hospital
Foundation (OHF) and used for cancer research and cancer
patient care. .
story was made possible thanks to the generous support of our local
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