Lemonade Pals puts the squeeze on CF

Flower Mound, Lantana and Highland Village children will set up lemonade stands in the Wellington, Bridlewood, Lantana and Castle Hills neighborhoods on April 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. to raise money for the NE Texas chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF).

The event is one of three community fundraisers this month that will help the foundation.

Students from Flower Mound’s Bridlewood, Bluebonnet and Liberty elementary schools will pool their pennies for a cure during a Change for CF fundraising drive April 8-12. Donald Elementary School students have already contributed $450.

Pizza in the Park gathers volunteers and supporters April 11 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Flower Mound’s Westchester Park. A percentage of proceeds that day at the Flower Mound location of zpizza will benefit the CFF.  zpizza, at 2911 Cross Timbers Rd. #103, is across the street from Westchester Park.

“These events have made a tremendous difference in the lives of our neighbors living with CF, a life-threatening disease that attacks the lungs and digestive system,” said Jill Welke, event co-chair.

CF impacts about 30,000 children and young adults, with patients having a life expectancy of 37. One hundred percent of proceeds raised benefit the CFF.

The sold-out North Texas Wine Opener on May 4 features a seated dinner prepared by local chef Morris Salerno of The Grotto; a selection of fine wine supplied by Newton Vineyard; and a silent and live auction led by GDP Auctioneer Services, said Welke.

The Derby theme for the event is ‘Raise for the 65 Roses,’ which incorporates the elegance and tradition of the greatest two minutes in sports.

Volunteers organizing Change for CF, Pizza in the Park and Lemonade Pals hope to meet or exceed last year’s totals, so they are reaching out to the community and going viral to reach out-of-town family members and friends.

For more information on volunteering, donating online or locating a stand, contact Jill Welke at 214-232-3044 or online at www.cfwineopener.org, on Facebook or Twitter.


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