With a fundraising goal of $1,500 for my 15th birthday, I was absolutely stunned when my event brought in $2,685 for pediatric cancer research. I later found out some of my friends had worked hard to gather donations from others to add to their own donations. Aside from the money raised for Alex's Lemonade Stand, the dance itself was a blast. Several people told me it was more fun than homecoming! So many people donated their talents in set-up, preparation, food, money, and music. It was inspiring to see friends from six different high schools come together to support a cause so very important to me. This event was even more than I'd hoped it would be! Thank you, everyone!