Taking a Stand Against Childhood Cancer
Guinness World Record Attempt on June 11
In an effort to take a stand against childhood cancer, a group of community volunteers are coordinating a Guinness World Record attempt for the “World’s Longest Lemonade Stand” to benefit children with cancer. In order to break the current record of 2,571½ feet, the temporary lemonade stand will be built on the walking path at the Lucas County Rec Center and will be a ½ mile in length.
Because of the length of the lemonade stand, businesses, organizations, and families are actually help set the world record by sponsoring sections of the stand. “We currently have 92 sponsors,” said Bill Metzler, one of the event planners, “But we have room for about 10 more.” Sponsors can choose to promote their business or volunteer groups are being asked to help serve lemonade at the tables where sponsors are not present.
“We still need volunteers. Teens, church groups, organizations, families, everyone is welcome.” said Metzler, “It is not every day that you can witness a Guinness World Record, let alone actually help set one.” Besides lemonade, the event will include jumpy houses, music, and activities for the whole family.
All of the proceeds from the event will go to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to help find a cure for childhood cancer and to the Bake-A-Difference Foundation for Childhood Cancer to help local families that have a child facing cancer.
The world record record attempt will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2011, from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM on the Lucas County Rec Center’s walking path and is sponsored by Webcasters.com and iZigg Mobile Marketing. For more information, please visit www.GotLemons.org, call 419-740-2717, or text the words “worldrecord” to 90210.