Liana Seraderian, second from left, with friends and siblings

Warming Hearts with a Tall, Cool Glass of Lemonade


BELMONT, Mass. — In early June, Liana Seraderian, 9, a third grader at St. Stephen’s Armenian Elementary School in Watertown, had the idea to set up a lemonade stand over the summer and raise funds to help children with cancer. Her summer was very busy between traveling and summer camps.

Still, she didn’t forget about her plan. She kept asking her mom every day until she finally found the perfect day to do it, right before school was about to start.

Seraderian invited a few of her friends and with the help of her two sisters, Sareen and Tsolaire, on August 30, set up the lemonade stand in Belmont Center, near her dad’s dental clinic. It was a hot, sunny day and the lemonade was cold and delicious, made out of freshly squeezed lemons. A lot of people stopped by, some were even donating without getting any lemonade. Within one hour she had raised $1,000.

She was so happy and proud and she has decided to make this a yearly event.

The money raised is being donated to City of Smile Charitable Foundation and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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