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Saturday Lemonade Stand Will Support Connecticut Children’s ‘PJ Day’ Campaign

A group of West Hartford girls will host a lemonade stand to support the Connecticut Children's Medical Center 'PJ Day' campaign. Courtesy photo

The lemonade stand will be held at the corner of Steele and Bainbridge Roads on Saturday, Sept. 4 and will be part of Team Cool ‘Ade’s fundraising efforts.


On Saturday, Sept. 4, a group of local girls are joining forces to sponsoring a lemonade stand to raise money as part of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center’s PJ Day campaign.

The lemonade stand will be located at the corner of Steele and Bainbridge roads, from 3-6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4.

“September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and our families have been touched personally by the cancer battle of a kiddo in our lives,” said Rachel Leventhal-Weiner, who is teaming up with her friend, Ilana Waynik to help their daughters and their friends organize the event.

“We hope that raising money for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation will help Connecticut Children’s continue to do incredible work with children and their families as they navigate cancer and other life threatening illnesses.”

The Team Cool ‘Ade fundraising page provides the following details, as well as an opportunity to donate for those who can’t attend the lemonade stand in person:

Our team aims to raise funds for PJ Day for the Kids to support the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Connecticut Children’s. 

PJ Day for the Kids was started 11 years ago by a kid! Nick Wesoloskie was in 2nd grade when he decided to do something for kids like his baby sister, Charlotte, who battled cancer and is now cancer-free. He wanted to honor survivors, those lost and those still in the fight of their lives – in their PJs – for days, weeks or longer. In West Hartford, like in many other towns across the state, our kids wear PJs on a designated day in December to raise money for this important cause. But we want to do more, so we are planning a lemonade stand to honor all the brave patients who receive treatment at CT Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. Kids helping kids!

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