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Organizers set for annual Lemonade Stand Day in support of Stollery Children’s Hospital

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WATCH ABOVE: Nearly 800 kids were involved in the fourth annual Lemonade Stand Day in support of the Stollery Children's Hospital. Kim Smith introduces us to one serious volunteer – Aug 27, 2017

The fourth annual Simply Supper Helps Lemonade Stand Day takes place on Sunday.

Over 250 lemonade stands will be set up across Alberta to sell the summer beverage and all proceeds from the stands will go to the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton.

Monita Chapman of Simply Supper told 630 CHED’s Ryan Jespersen Show with Shaye Ganam that the nearly 800 kids participating don’t have to pay a thing to set up their stands.

“We have a junior committee this year that works hard and we created kits for all of these stands,” Chapman said. “So all 257 stands came and picked up a kit and that kit was full of everything they need.

“They didn’t have to buy a thing for the stand. We gave them cups, lemonade, tablecloths, straws – the whole kit is full of things they need to run their stands.”

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Chapman said that in the three previous years, they’ve raised over $75,000 for the Stollery.

Watch below: Edmonton’s Simply Supper is hosting it’s 4th annual Lemonade Stand Day with proceeds going towards a portable heart monitor for the Stollery Children’s Hospital. This video was uploaded to the Global News site on July 29, 2017.

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Lemonade Stand Day for Edmonton’s Stollery Children’s Hospital – Jul 29, 2017

She also said their goal this year is to buy two new pieces of equipment for the children’s hospital.

“Our junior committee chose, this year, that they wanted to help purchase two respiratory heart monitors for the Stollery,” Chapman said. “So our goal is to purchase two of those. They’re $55,000 dollars each and we’re working hard for that.”

However, Chapman added they don’t have a specific monetary goal so there’s no pressure on the kids selling the lemonade.

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Chapman said the charity started after her kids had a lemonade stand outside of their house and raised $70. They wanted to donate that money to the Stollery.

Watch below: Sunday is Lemonade Stand Day, a fundraiser that sees people from across the province take part to raise money for the Stollery Children’s Hospital. Some people involved with the event dropped by Global News on Sunday to talk about it.

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Albertans take part in Lemonade Stand Day – Aug 27, 2017

There will be 190 stands in Edmonton, 18 in St. Albert, 21 in Sherwood Park, six in Parkland County, three in Beaumont, two in Fort Saskatchewan and one each in Morinville, Devon, Fort McMurray, Lac La Biche, Gull Lake, Jasper, Cold Lake and Calgary.

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