Sister’s Lemonade Stand Raises $1056 In One Day
By Mike Perleberg
A wedding party crashed Rowan Ziegler’s lemonade stand in Aurora on Saturday, May 21. The five-year-old girl raised $1,056 to find a cure for cystic fibrosis on that single day. Photo provided.
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Five-year-old Rowan Ziegler sold a lot of lemonade on Saturday in an effort to help find a cure for the disorder that affects her one-year-old brother, Jet.
Eagle Country 99.3 told you Friday about the lemonade stand set up by the youngster in the driveway of her Aurora home. She has been holding the sale the past couple weekends to raise money for the “Jet’s Flight” team in this past Sunday’s Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis Walk in Batesville. Proceeds go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Apparently, a lot of people heard and read our story. Rowan’s mother, Valerie Ziegler, says the little girl raised $1,056.51 on Saturday alone. That brought her fundraising total for selling yummy lemonade this year to more than $1,500.
“We had a great turnout Saturday,” Valerie says. “She had a wedding party bus stop by. Combs Pizza came and delivered us our favorite foods we like to eat, and many other people stopped by.”
Because Rowan raised more than $500 for the Great Strides Walk, she was named a Super Strider.
“She was so excited to receive a lanyard and sunglasses that said Super Strider yesterday for achieving her goal!” says Valerie.
The Zieglers were joined at the Great Strides Walk by Dillsboro police officer Josh Cady and his family, which includes son Luke, who like Jet has been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis.
Rowan and April from Combs Pizza. Photo provided.
“Jet’s Flight” team at the Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis in Batesville. Photo provided.
Jack and Luke Cady ride their scooters at the Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis. Photo provided.