Paige and Piper LaCaze take a stand.
What’s sweeter than a lemonade stand run by two little sisters? A lemonade stand with a mission!
Paige and Piper’s Lemonade Stand sweetens the lives of people facing the fight against breast cancer. Their fundraising efforts began on October 16, 2021. In two days the lemonade stand raised $1,820.
In 2022, Paige and Pipers Lemonade Stand raised $4,000. The girls’ stand will be held in October annually. This year the stand will be open Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22 from 1-5pm. The lemonade is free and 100% of the money raised is donated to the Cabrini Cancer Center foundation.
Paige and Piper’s lemonade stand had a booth in the Gleaux for the girls’ race in 2022. They were set up in the children’s section and participated in the walk with their grandmother. They were awarded first place in the race for raising the most money in 2022.
Inspiration for starting this charity lemonade stand came from big sister, Paige LaCaze when she heard the news of grandmother, Brenda Tracy being a breast cancer survivor. Brenda Tracy has been in remission for 24 years now. Paige started campaigning, “When life gives you lemons, Drink Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness”.
“I will never forget Paige’s reaction to hearing about her grandmother’s cancer journey,” says mother, Lacie LaCaze. “She took all those emotions of fear and replaced them with being helpful.” Paige told her mother that she wanted to raise money for breast cancer and started “Drink Pink for a Cause”. Paige also understands that some have lost the fight against breast cancer and wanted to honor them as well. She created a “memory board” in the driveway which listed the names of people who lost their battle to breast cancer. Proud parents, Darin and Lacie LaCaze wanted to help expand their efforts which landed them a segment on Good Day Cenla last year. KALB and KLAX also provided on-location media coverage to help spread the word.
Paige, 11 years old, and Piper, 6 years old, reside in Woodworth and attend Caroline Dorman Junior High.
When Mayor Butler heard of the girl’s lemonade stand, he requested the Woodworth Fire and Police dept to support the girls during their event.
The mayor of Woodworth, David Butler, recognized the girls for their generous hearts in 2021 at a Town Council Meeting. The Woodworth Fire and Police chief had a ceremony declaring Paige and Piper Honorary Community Servants. In addition, Mayor Butler promotes the girls’ lemonade stand on the Town of Woodworth’s website.
As part of these fundraising efforts and for being a model 5th-grade student, Caroline Dorman Junior High awarded Paige the Citizenship Award in 2022.
Another supporter of the lemonade stand is the General Manager of Walker Automotive, John Heaton. John brought the famous Pink Jeep that is raffled off during the Gleaux for the Girls race to be advertised at the lemonade stand. He also promoted their stand from Walker’s Facebook page. Also, we would like to thank Sign Gypsies and Glo-Up Ballons for donating their services during this event.
Please Save the date, October 21 & 22, 2023 1-5pm, and help elevate these little girls’ efforts. Paige and Piper’s Lemonade stand will be held at 1235 Lake Dr in Woodworth. The lemonade is free and we are taking donations for the Cabrini Cancer foundation. If you are unable to attend, we also accept Venmo.
You can also catch them at the Gleaux for the Girls race on October 28.
Ladies, please remember to take care of yourself by getting regular checkups and doing self-examinations.
We are truly grateful to our friends, family, and community that continue to support and encourage these young girls. As parents, we want to raise disciples and create a heart of love to care for those in need.
The LaCaze family