Lemonade Stand At Fred Hutchinson Welcomes Special Hosts

Kids from the Hutch School pose with their teacher Clarissa Wells

When it comes to carefree summer fundraisers, childhood and lemonade stands go hand in hand.

But when the children selling the lemonade are students at the Hutch School, part of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, their participation becomes even more meaningful.

Recently, the Bon Appétit team at Fred Hutch hosted a lemonade stand to benefit these students, who’ve had to move to the area for their own cancer treatment or the treatment of a loved one. They invited the kids to take shifts, giving them a chance to enjoy direct guest interaction while raising money for what they knew was a worthwhile cause. Even with lemonade priced at a cool $1 per cup, proceeds quickly added up to an impressive $536!

The kids themselves were excited to be a part of the lemonade stand. They loved meeting so many people and having a chance to directly benefit their school. Each child had a different story, came from a different area of the country, and has spent a different amount of time in Seattle for treatment. Operations Manager Carey Drewes-Moore, Catering Director Drew Rodriguez, Executive Chef Diego Torres, General Manager Chad Gross, and Supervisor Nicolina Miller all felt lucky to spend time with such an inspiring group of hardworking, dedicated children!

Submitted by Carey Drewes-Moore, Operations Manager