Georgetown Teen’s Party Benefits Leukemia Research

If the adults can do it, why not the kids, too? To benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Wells Dwiggins Thomason invited schoolmates and celebrated his 13th birthday with a Halloween party and dance. Thanks to the generosity of John Dreyfuss, the Oct. 28 party was held at Halcyon House. The benefit was supported by Clyde’s Restaurant and Filomena Ristorante. Thomason has raised more than $3,000 this year and to date more than $10,000. He began his efforts on behalf of the Leukemia and Lymphoma society six years ago to honor and support his grandmother who continues to survive with leukemia. At age 6, Thomason began to sell fresh-squeezed lemonade from his front porch on Prospect Street. The youngster was very persuasive to passers-by, and donations poured in. He has been nicknamed by Georgetown students as the “lemonade kid.”

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