The Early Education Center will be holding our 3rd annual Alex's Lemonade Stand in honor of Brett Staino, a student in our center's Pre II classroom on July 27, 2011. So far we have raised over $2800.00 and are hoping to have another successful stand this year with a goal of raising $1500.00. The children will be helped build the lemonade stand and sell lemonade during lunchtime over in the hospital. The expereince is so valuable for the students, the staff and the families of our center and hospital family. Everyone has come together to support this worthwhile cause. We would like to thank everyone who supported our efforts. Brett was diagnosed in March 2008 with Stage 3 Wilm's Tumor, a form of pediatric cancer. After surgery and months of radical treatment, Brett returned to his classroom and now this year is enjoying a fun year in Pre II as an active four year old. This has also been an exciting year for Brett and his parents as they welcomed a new baby girl, Maggie to their family. Brett still faces a long road ahead of him where he will continue testing and monitoring. His family has been very active in raising money for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, CHOP and the Brendan Borek Foundation as a way to give back to everyone who helped them during this difficult time. The children and staff at the Early Education Center would also like to support these organizations. We invite everyone to come out on the 27th and support Alex's Lemonade Stand.