Mario Carpino is our eight year-old son who is battling inoperable brain tumors. Last year he wanted to raise money for Alex's Lemonade Stand in memory of his friends, Leah, Jenna & Lenny,who lost their battle with cancer, and he raised over $25,000 . This year Mario also wishes to remember John & Christopher who lost their battle as well . He will be hosting a Lemonade Stand on Saturday, June 09, 2012 outside of the Woolwich Fire Department located at 1517 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, N.J. 08085. This Lemonade Stand is not only in honor of Mario , but for his hometown friends Madison Ferris and Jake Talbot & all the other children at Children's Hospital. Mario has been battling this terrible disease since December of 2007. With all the surgeries Mario has been through do to a weakend immune system from the chemotherapy, he still manages to put smiles on the faces of everyone he meets . Mario has been so strong these past two years . He has been getting chemotherapy with no breaks in between and yet he never complains . HE IS TRULY AMAZING !! He is just so caring and loving to all the children at the hospital. He truly knows how to comfort them even when he's not feeling well himself . We are so proud of him. On behalf of Mario, our hero - and in honor of our local heros - Maddie Ferris, Jake Talbot, and all the children who are fighting this disease-THIS CUP'S FOR YOU .