Chestnut Hill soccer club to raise money for NJ child fighting cancer

     Angelina Phillips-Edelman, age 4. (Courtesy of Phillips-Edelman family)

    Angelina Phillips-Edelman, age 4. (Courtesy of Phillips-Edelman family)

    October is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and on Saturday Sept. 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., some of the youngest Chestnut Hill Youth Soccer Club members will host an Alex’s Lemonade Stand to help to raise money to find cures for childhood cancer. The stand will honor one little girl, currently battling cancer right next door in New Jersey.

    Angelina Phillips-Edelman turned four last summer. LIke many four-year-old girls, she loves princesses and the color purple. But thankfully, Angelina also loves ninjas. Just months before her birthday, she was diagnosed with Stage IV neuroblastoma, an aggressive cancer affecting her spine, chest, glands, and bones. Angelina is currently recovering from last week’s surgery where surgeons were able to remove the primary tumor and related trouble spots. She still has a long course of treatment ahead of her, but in the spirit of a true ninja princess, Angelina is beating the odds.

    The lemonade stand will be on the sidelines of U7 soccer at the New Covenenant fields in Mt. Airy. Whether you have a child in soccer or not, please stop by to help turn lemons into lemonade — for Angelina and for other children fighting cancer.

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