Ten-Year-Old Squeezes Out Cancer With Virtual Lemonade Stand

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Virtual Lemonade Stand will raise funds for kids battling cancer at the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute

ORLANDO, Fla., August 6, 2013 Ten-year-old Mark McHale is sharing his generosity this summer by donating the proceeds from his lemonade stand to Florida Hospital Cancer Institute. Mark Collected $168 to support kids battling cancer at Florida Hospital Cancer Institute by building and managing his own lemonade stand right here in Central Florida. Starting from scratch Mark drew blueprints, strategized a marketing plan, and built the structure that would help run his business.

Inspired by his generosity, Florida Hospital Foundation has helped Mark to take this pay-it-forward business model worldwide with a virtual lemonade stand on the internet using CelebrateGenerosity.org. This virtual, online-giving platform allows friends, family, and community members inspired by Mark's generosity to support his campaign for kids with cancer. Did we mention Mark's virtual lemonade stand has zero calories? Don't worry about your waistline. This virtual lemonade will only touch your heart and positively impact kids battling cancer at Florida Hospital Cancer Institute.

CelebrateGenerosity.org is a peer-to-peer online-giving platform that allows anyone to pledge a celebration by creating and managing their own giving campaign to benefit Florida Hospital. Paying it forward with CelebrateGenerosity.org is easy when you can celebrate anything. Here are a few ideas: birthdays, anniversaries, your first 10k, summer, graduation, survivorship, weddings, or your first lemonade stand.

To help Mark Squeeze Out Cancer, purchase your glass of zero-calorie lemonade by visiting www.CelebrateGenerosity.org.

Inspired by his generosity, Mark's sister Kelly decided to Celebrate Generosity with her own virtual brownie stand to also benefit kids with cancer at the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute.

To create your own personalized, online giving campaign visit www.CelebrateGenerosity.org.

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