9-year-old neighbors, best friends open lemonade stand to raise money for hospital

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – 9-year-olds Leslie Doherty and Sally Frost gave back in a sweet way.

“This summer we decided that we needed to help others, so we decided that we we’re going to do a bake sale,” Frost said.

The neighbors and best friends put together a lemonade stand.

That’s where they sold lemonade, cookies, and brownies they made with a goal to raise 100 dollars for Children’s Hospital.

“We wanted to like just help our community,” Frost said.

“And help the new hospital and all the people in the hospital,” Doherty said.

On Wednesday, they presented a 300 dollar check to Erlanger Health System Foundations.

“Leslie and Sally selling baked goods for the community to raise money for the Children’s Hospital is just I think another example how everybody feels strongly about raising money for this new Children’s Hospital,” Erlanger Health System Foundations President Julie Taylor said.

Taylor said the foundation raised what they needed to complete first phase of the new hospital, the outpatient center.

They raised over 30 million dollars and the hospital put in 11.5 million dollars.

“We actually have some other needs within the hospital. We need a designated MRI for that area. We’d love to raise money for that. There’s always needs so we’ll continually be raising money for children,” Taylor said.

As for Leslie and Sally, they said they were surprised that they were able to raise as much as they did and were just happy to help.

If you would like to help check out Erlanger Foundations.

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