MENDOTA – A fundraiser to help Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation was a huge success in Mendota on May 31.
The lemonade stand was held in support of 6-year-old Gavin Springsteen, who was diagnosed with stage 4 high risk neuroblastoma in September of 2020 and was given a 40-50% chance of survival. Gavin is the son of Michael and Allie Springsteen of Rock Island. His mom, Allie, is the former Allie Nowlin of Mendota.
The lemonade stand raised $2,147 to help support neuroblastoma research. The family is thankful and blessed for everyone’s support to help fund research and hopefully make the survival rate for neuroblastoma a better outcome.
There have also been many donations given online, upping the total donation to $2,792. You can still donate at https://www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/2849339?fbclid=IwAR3BgPWcvdTTris2_kjScgjpjXD0_WaX3-6HlKjF9oihvARkTkfI9yc_obU
If you’d like to continue to follow along with Gavin’s journey he has a Facebook page: Gavin strong 111.