Hedy Goldsmith Serves Treats at Sweet Lemonade

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All photos by Laine Doss
Hedy Goldsmith hosts Sweet Lemonade event at Marlins Park.
It's not every day that a humble baker sees her name on a Jumbotron, but that was the case last evening at the Sweet Lemonade event to benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, which raises funds to fight childhood cancers mainly through parties and lemonade stands. The event was hosted by Michael's Genuine Food and Drink's Hedy Goldsmith at Marlins Park.

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ALSF was founded by a little girl with big dreams. Alexandra "Alex" Scott wasn't even a year old when she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a type of childhood cancer. The determined little girl beat that cancer, only to have it return before her fourth birthday. It was then she told her mother, Liz Scott, she wanted to start a lemonade stand when she got out of the hospital to raise money to help her doctors find a cure for childhood cancers. Instead of raising a few bucks, little Alex raised $2,000 that first day.

Over the next few years, as Alex grew sicker, she grew more determined to raise one million dollars. In August 2004, the eight year old reached her goal. A few weeks later, she lost her battle.

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Looks who's on the jumbotron!
Since then Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation has raised millions of dollars through a series of parties and events called Sweet Lemonades. Last evening's event featured sweet and savory treats by Goldsmith paired with cocktails and prosecco.

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Guests walked through different themed "suites of sweets and treats", finding different edible treasures in each one -- like candied bacon, pumpkin bread pudding, buttered popcorn gelato, and Hedy's Junk in da Trunk cookies.


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Marlins Park

1380 NW 6th St., Miami, FL

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mjorizondo
mjorizondo

It would appear to be more of a charitable effort if that damn book cover wasn't front and center in every photo.

murdermysterymiami
murdermysterymiami

 @mjorizondo Actually, the book cover alternated with the logo from Alex's Lemonade stand.  And the books were given away. In fact, someone wanted to purchase an additional book from Ms. Goldsmith and she was given a donation form by the chef "please make a donation directly to the charity", she said as Goldsmith handed another book to the woman. Class act all the way.

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