12-year-old uses a pink lemonade stand to raise money for breast cancer research

Published: Jul. 15, 2021 at 9:24 PM CDT
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SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The Pink Lemonade Stand Challenge is a nationwide campaign, to help in the fight to end breast cancer.

Something 12-year-old Nora Abbas is making a stand for.

“I am happy that she was thinking of other people and it is exciting when they want to take time out of their day to do things for others,” Norah’s mother Alyson Abbas said.

Norah set up her second pink lemonade stand for this year on July 4th, and her third stand this past Sunday, both in Santa Rosa Beach.

She decided to set up stands in 2018, after being inspired by a friend.

“My friend Brynne, she started this and she wanted to start this to help her mom who survived breast cancer. She wanted to help show women that they are not alone, and she wanted to help every woman that has this. I was really moved by what she tried to do and how she put that work and effort into it.” Norah Abbas said.

Norah set her pink lemonade stand up in dedication of our very own Jessica Foster, as well as Donna Bell’s mother, Jane Bell.

“Just to know that I have helped other people and to know that I have contributed to at least one person’s life is enough for me,” Norah Abbas said.

The goal? To raise money for the breast cancer research foundation. So far families around the United States have raised more than $60,000.

“Well, cancer is definitely a terrible disease, that we don’t have a cure for. So I am hoping the money we raise will at least contribute to the funds that we need to help scientists,” Norah Abbas said.

And Norah says she is challenging other kids and families nationwide to turn their lemonade stands pink to be the end of breast cancer.

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