Valley girl starts lemonade stand to raise money for ovarian cancer research

PHOENIX - Chloe Cundiff is 9 years old and may have the most successful lemonade stand in the Valley.

The fourth grader made nearly $10,000 in just a few months.

"I would hand them a glass of lemonade and they would be like, 'I'm going to put this amount of money in the jar,' and I would say, 'Thank you so much!'" she explained.

Cundiff doesn't keep a dime.

All of the money raised goes to the local foundation Colleen's Dream.

The charity is named after her grandmother who passed away from ovarian cancer in 2013.

"I would have sleepovers with her, I would do everything with her. Losing her was really hard," Cundiff said.

The Cundiff family started Colleen's Dream in 2012 after several doctors failed to diagnose her grandma's cancer.

"There is no early detection tool to screen for ovarian cancer," Nicole Cundiff said, Chloe's mom and CEO of Colleen's Dream. "That's why ovarian cancer is typically caught late and that's why the mortality rates are so high."

Chloe took her lemonade stand on the road, stopping at several Valley restaurants and businesses.

It's her way of saving other grandmas.

For more information on Colleen's Dream, visit their website.

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