Metamora grocery store raises money for pediatric cancer

METAMORA (HOI) – A supermarket in Metamora is raising money for childhood cancer.

Sunday workers at the Metamora IGA continue a five-year tradition by hosting Alex’s lemonade stand. The charity is named after a girl named Alex, who was diagnosed with cancer at the age of one.

Before she passed away at the age of eight, Alex set up a lemonade stand every year, raising thousands for childhood cancer.

The employees of IGA say they are happy to continue the tradition.

“This little girl had cancer. She just wanted to help other kids. It was so selfless and that’s what inspired me,” said IGA employee Sean Robinson.

He says their goal was to raise $2,000, and they were well on their way to achieving that goal.

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