(PRWEB) June 18, 2013
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia awarded Cancer Center nurse Lisa Haffner with the “Pitcher of Hope” during the Hospital’s 10th annual Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation kickoff event to benefit pediatric cancer research.
As a childhood cancer survivor, Lisa Haffner has provided excellent medical care with incredible compassion and empathy to countless children with cancer and their families.
Long-term side effects of Lisa’s childhood treatment have given rise to a second cancer. Lisa is currently undergoing cancer treatment. To celebrate Lisa’s life and fulfill one of her all-time wishes, CHOP staff and patients will perform a Flash Mob as part of this year’s event.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia's 10th annual Alex’s Lemonade Stand event hosted 36 stands at the Hospital and across its satellite offices in the CHOP Care Network. Proceeds will benefit the Center for Childhood Cancer Research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Although 8-year-old Alex Scott lost her battle to cancer in August of 2004, her legacy lives on through the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. In 2000, 4-year-old Alex held the first lemonade stand in her front yard with the hope of raising money to find a cure for cancer “because all kids want their tumors to go away.” Since then, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation has grown and raised more than $65 million to support pediatric cancer research and treatments. Alex’s simple idea that she could make a difference by selling lemonade has captured the hearts and support of thousands of people throughout the world.
To find out more about research within the Cancer Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, please visit http://www.chop.edu/cancer.
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