Lemonade for Livy Weekend was a wonderful success! We had over 140 stands and parties registered from across the US as well as the UK, Aruba and Canada. Please visit our Facebook page to see all of the stand photos.
The work that has been done will give the Epilepsy Foundation of America additional resources to fund research that will lead to a cure. The generosity we have seen in many cases has been remarkable! If you would still like to make a donation, please click here to go to the Livy's Hope stand on Crowdrise or text LEMONS to 27722 to make a $10 contribution which will be added to your mobile bill (Standard SMS and Data Rates may apply). We have never been more excited about the future of the campaign and we look forward to all that is ahead!
Lemonade for Livy is going to continue throughout the year with various events. Epilepsy doesn't stop so neither will we. You are free to have a lemonade stand or party at any time. Here are some other great events that are a part of the campaign:
Nook & Cranny Crafting Night
Bringing people together for a good cause is the basis for all of these. All you have to do is get a little creative and make it fun.
The Nook & Cranny Crafting Night mentioned above was an example of using a talent to make a difference. Tiffany and Marsha, who run the company, registered 25 women for an event at their location in honor of Lemonade for Livy. The guests spent the evening creating beautiful works of art, heard some personal stories about epilepsy and learned why it is so important to find a cure. In the end, they raised over $1,100! Brandi, from Painted & Sprinkled, also helped organize the event and provided cake pops for sale that raised an additional $290. A very big thank you goes out to Tiffany, Marsha, Brandi and all who participated.
This month, we are starting our new Inspire Me! segment. Every newsletter will contain an inspirational topic, story or video. This month, we are focusing on the phrase "Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes" written by Benjamin Disraeli. This quote is all about thinking in a positive way. Dream big dreams and put the pieces in place to make them come true. You hold the power to do amazing things. Each of us can be a hero. You just need to believe.
Please click here to visit our Livy's Hope shop to view our entire collection of items. You can still purchase a Lemonade for Livy shirt and wear it in honor of the 65 million people living with epilepsy. Hailey still has many bracelets available but they wont' be for long.