Lemonade for the heart

Twelve-year-old Amanda Belzowski has a hit on her hands with a fundraising lemonade stand. Brother Joshua joins in with his Cookie Counter.

Amanda’s done it again.

And this time, she’s got a little help from her younger brother, Joshua.

On May 16, the 12-year-old held her annual Lemonade Stand for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, pouring litres of the fruity drink for visitors to her stand set up on a Post Road driveway.

For the second year in a row, Amanda’s brother Joshua, 4, joined his entrepreneurial sister, with a second stand, Joshua’s Cookie Counter.

This year, Belzowski, who started the annual fundraising event when she was only two years old, raised over $16,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Her lemonade stand has raised over $151,000 to date.

Lemonade stand visitors were also treated to various kids entertainment and activities, and a live auction. Food and drinks were provided by Amanda’s local Metro store, Dippin’ Dots, Richtree Market Restaurants, Original Corn, Avenue Rentals and DistinctiveCakes.ca.

On June 6, Amanda and her family will take part in the Becel Heart and Stroke Ride for Heart, cycling up the traffic-free Don Valley Parkway.

To donate, visit Amanda’s website at www.lemonade4heart.org

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By: Town Crier Staff
Posted: May 17 2010 3:26 pm
Filed in: NEWS
Edition: Toronto