Evie Hanes To Help Cancer Patients At Port’s Pink Ribbon Walk/5K
By Space Coast Daily // July 22, 2015
little girl with a big heart
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Evie Hanes is a young lady on a mission to assist needy cancer patients.
Evie surprised everyone at the Space Coast Cancer Foundation office in Titusville last week when she walked in and donated $30 cash to the foundation’s many worthy undertakings.
“Her father built her a lemonade stand and she stood by the road selling lemonade to raise money,” said Space Coast Cancer Center Marketing & Communication Specialist Diane Petrocelli.
Evie, the granddaughter of a patient of Dr. Ashish Dalal of Space Coast Cancer Center, was inspired when she watched her grandmother going through treatment to help other cancer patients.
“She is a little girl with a big heart,” said Tina Norman, President of the Space Coast Cancer Foundation.
Evie will be setting up her lemonade stand on October 3 during the Pink Ribbon Walk/5k at Port Canaveral at the Exploration Tower – a fundraiser for the Space Coast Cancer Foundation, which is organized each year by the Cove Merchants Association (CMA).
She is inviting everyone to come and have a glass of lemonade for a great cause.
The Space Coast Cancer Foundation was established in 2006 with the mission to help Brevard County cancer patients in treatment with the financial and emotional burdens that accompany a cancer diagnosis.
The foundation underwrites transportation, anti-nausea medications, pain medications; and will help with groceries, utilities and other specific living expenses.
“We are delighted to have Evie join us at The Pink Ribbon Walk in the spirit of helping people with cancer, ” said Voncile Franklin, President of The Cove Merchants Association, the organization which organizes the Pink Ribbon Walk event each year. “Evie is an amazing young lady and is a shining example of a young humanitarian.”
Cove Merchants Association Benefits Brevard
The Cove Merchants Association is a volunteer based, non-profit organization of business owners from Port Canaveral. Their mission is to cultivate awareness of Port Canaveral and to provide support for charities like The Space Coast Cancer Foundation.
“We are very proud of our port and we are blessed to able to provide support to wonderful organizations like The Space Coast Cancer Foundation,” said Mike Schwartz, who is a lifetime member of the CMA and owner of Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill in Port Canaveral. “Evie is a wonderful young lady and we look forward to her serving up lots of delicious lemonade at our Pink Ribbon Walk & Run on October 3.”
If you have any questions or would like further information regarding Space Coast Cancer Foundation please visit their website SpaceCoastCancerFoundation.org or you may call 855-894-4673.
For information about The Pink Ribbon Walk & Run, visit VisitPortCanaveral.com or call 321-323-4460