Changing the world, one cup (of lemonade) at a time
It's been almost three years since Frazee-Vergas High School senior Cassidy Shipman chose Alex's Lemonade Stand as her platform in a bid to win the 2016 Miss Frazee Outstanding Teen title
— yet even after taking the crown and finishing her year-long reign in 2017, both Cassie and her mother Daneele have remained active in the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), hosting fundraisers and raising awareness for the organization that helps fight childhood cancers.
The reason for their continued involvement in ALSF is that the cause is quite close to the hearts of the entire Shipman family: In February 2010, when Cassie was in third grade, she lost her 18-year-old brother Tyler to synovial sarcoma, an extremely rare — and to this day, still incurable — form of childhood cancer.
"When my brother was sick, I was involved with SuperSibs, which offers support and encouragement to kids with siblings who have cancer," said Cassie. "When I decided to run for Miss Frazee Outstanding Teen, I wanted to use that as my platform, but in my research, I discovered that ALSF had bought them out because they didn't have enough funding."
Though SuperSibs is still active as a program of ALSF, Cassie chose to focus her platform on supporting ALSF as a whole.
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