Lemon Run/Walk Fights Childhood Cancer One Step at a Time

Molly Hollway and friends race for a cure.
Molly Hollway, left, organizes the Lemon Run/Walk fundraiser.

The third annual Lemon Run/Walk took place June 1 to raise money to help fight childhood cancer. Lemon participants completed 2.2 miles around Lake Cornelia with a goal of raising $25,000 in honor of those who have lost their lives to childhood cancer and to the survivors who fight every day to find the cure. Among these motivated survivors is Molly Hollway, a University of Minnesota sophomore and survivor of neuroblastoma. After attending a neuroblastoma conference through the Children’s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation in 2004, Hollway and her family were determined to join the cause. “Edina is an amazing community for the Lemon Run/Walk event,” she says. “My friends in the community have put so much effort into planning and supporting my family in both Lemon events. Having my friends involved is just another way the community of Edina comes together for such an important cause.” Alex’s Lemonade Stand is another fundraising event that Hollway, her mother, Mary, and her friends facilitate each year. Hollway has inspired other fundraisers including dances at her local church; she has also spoken as a survivor at the children’s neuroblastoma conference to benefit the Mary Moon Foundation, and has made blankets for newly diagnosed children. “This fundraiser has been the largest part of my life and I am determined to continue my support for the cause for the rest of my life,” she says. “Through raising awareness and community support, I am hopeful that the profits donated from these events will one day find a cure for childhood cancer.”