Police officials and other employees at Bob Hope Airport on Tuesday donated a combined $2,125 to a 6-year-old girl who -- having been diagnosed with a form of pediatric kidney cancer -- has been raising funds for cancer research.
It all started with a goal to raise $300 at her lemonade stand. But as word of Aleyna Doche’s campaign spread, the money poured in.
On the first day, she raised more than $1,500 alone. Since then, Aleyna’s little lemonade stand has grown into quite the fundraising operation.
On Tuesday, the Bubrank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Police Officer Assn. handed her an oversized check for $1,500 -- or as Aleyna put it in her blog, the “biggest check that I have ever seen.”
“It’s really not the check that goes to the bank though – in case you were wondering. I know that I was wondering,” she added.
The airport’s employee union donated another $625, bringing Aleyna’s fundraising total to nearly $4,000, according to her blog.
Aleyna is donating the proceeds to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a pediatric cancer research charity.
--Jason Wells, Times Community News