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Evanston girl sells lemonade for charity after her mother’s cancer diagnosis, hopes to reach her fundraising goal Sunday

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14-year-old Olivia Ohlson-Ellis serves lemonade for her customers at her lemonade and cookie stand outside her home on Sept. 12, 2021, in Evanston, Illinois. At the end of her fourth grade year, Olivia’s mom, Virginia Ohlson, was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was caught early through a mammogram, and she had a double mastectomy and chemotherapy in summer 2017 to remove the cancer that had spread to her lymph nodes. That summer, at 10 years old, that Olivia took her aspirations to run a lemonade stand and made them a reality. Olivia, now 14, has raised $9,600 of her $10,000 goal for NorthShore University HealthSystem’s Kellogg Cancer Center to support the place that helped her mom during her breast cancer journey. She’s hoping to reach her goal with a lemonade stand on Sunday in Evanston.

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