Mountain View Voice

News - June 10, 2011

Community briefs

Kid's lemonade stand to fight cancer

Jacob Goeders, a 9-year-old Mountain View resident, is hosting a lemonade stand from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 11 at Stanford Shopping Center as part of National Lemonade Days to aid children with cancer.

Jacob, who is currently six months into a three-year-long treatment plan at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, will speak about his fight while serving lemonade and snacks. There will also be a face painter and other activities. His stand will be located near L'Occitane and Eileen Fisher stores.

National Lemonade Days were founded by Alexandra (Alex) Scott of Pennsylvania. Diagnosed with cancer just before her first birthday, she was 4 years old in 2000 when told her parents she wanted to set up a front-yard lemonade stand to help kids with cancer. In 2004, when Alex passed away, her stand inspired over $1 million to be raised to fund cancer research.

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation has funded over 200 research projects at more than 50 institutions across the country. Texting "LEMONADE E73598" to 85944 will make a $10 donation directly to Jacob's lemonade stand.

Local ballet performs Thumbelina

Mountain View-based Fantasy Dance Studio students perform ballets based on the fairytale Thumbelina and a traditional Jewish wedding on June 12 at 6 p.m. at the Palo Alto JCC's Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way.

Fantasy Dance is one of the three Mountain View-based children dancing studios created by members of the local Russian-speaking community, said Natasha Tsvibel, manager of the Russian culture department of the Palo Alto Jewish Community Center. Fantasy Dance's founder, Alla Kegulskiy, hails from Moldova and teaches folk, ballet, ballroom and modern at her studio.

For information call Natasha Tsvibel at 650-223-8621.

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