Lemonade Stands to Benefit Ovarian Cancer Patients

(August 4, 2010) - Lemonade stands will be selling refreshing drinks this Saturday, August 7, as a fundraiser benefiting Mom's Lemonade Fund. The proceeds from the lemonade stands will provide support for patients coping with ovarian cancer at the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial University Medical Center.

Lemonade stands will be set up around Savannah at various locations including, 602 East 44th Street, 1200 50th Street, Washington Avenue, Baldwin Park, 321 Jefferson Street, 7523 LaRoche Avenue in Isle of Hope, Southbridge Boulevard, Olde Towne and other subdivisions on Wilmington Island, and Chatham Avenue on Tybee. Other locations are being confirmed at this time. The hours for the stands are 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

In August 2009, the families of Ellen Hogan and Mary Anne Mahfet created Mom's Lemonade Fund. The mission of the fund is to raise awareness of ovarian cancer, assist with frontline emotional and medical needs, and to provide comfort care items for patients, their family members, and caregivers battling the disease. As the fund grows, donations may be used on a greater level to support a broad range of needs including equipment, research, and educational programming. To contribute to Mom's Lemonade Fund, go to the Memorial Health Foundation Web site.

Memorial University Medical Center is a two-state healthcare organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital, a 530-bed academic medical center; Memorial primary and specialty care physician networks; a major medical education program; business and industry services; and NurseOne, a 24-hour call center.