Lemonade stand huge success for little girl

$22,000 raised for sick children during the three-hour event

Published on July 14, 2014

Nevaeh Denine was all smiles at her lemonade stand Sunday on the green space next to St. Kevin's Church and the junior high school in the Goulds are of St. John’s.

The cheerful little girl, diagnosed last December with neuroblastoma — a rare type of cancer that can occur in infants and young children — completed a sixth round of chemotherapy last week.

In a story in The Weekend Telegram, Nevaeh said she wanted to sell lemonade to raise money to help other sick children. She got the idea after watching the Janeway Telethon on NTV last month.

At Sunday's event the field was crowded from start to finish. There were visits from the Newfound Riders motorcycle club, Walt Disney princess characters, antique cars, a reptile zoo, and she got her face painted with a butterfly theme and enjoyed a ride on a motorcycle. While she was selling her lemonade, two employees from Newfoundland Power visited her and gave her a $100 donation. At last count she had raised more than $22,000.