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Lemonade for a cause

Eight-year-old Lekseea Givens, with her grandfather, Bryan Vanhoff, waits for customers at her lemonade stand in Spokane Valley on June 27. All proceeds go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

In the summer, lemonade stands spring up in neighborhoods across the city.

Some kids hope to earn candy money. Some are saving for new bikes. Others just like the jingle of change in their pockets.

Lekseea Givens, 8, wants a cure for breast cancer.

Her bright pink stand features a carefully lettered sign: “Lemonade 50¢, All profits go to breast cancer research.”

While waiting for customers in front of her grandparents’ Spokane Valley home last week, Lekseea said, “My Auntie Dee had breast cancer. I wanted to think of a way to help other people stop getting breast cancer.” Read more. Cindy Hval, SR

Do you stop at lemonade stands?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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