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RAISED $40,000!

Known around Fort Mill, S.C., as the Lemonade Kids, neighbors (from left) Vincent DeNobile, 5, Louise Lower, 10, and Austin Lux, 3, are in remission from neuroblastoma and now run a stand together. Says Louise's mom, Lorie: "It's our way of celebrating that we still have them all."

On June 14 Mason, Ohio, 9-year-olds (from left) Eli Woodard, Chris Allgor and Robbie Grischy helped their little league rake in $3,000. "This little girl wanted to fight for children with cancer; now we're doing it," Eli says. Adds Robbie: "It makes me feel I'm helping. And shows me that I'm pretty lucky."

While enduring grueling chemo to fight a recurrence of rhabdomyosarcoma, a soft-tissue cancer, Ishani Sathianathan, 6 (right), has held three stands near her Georgetown, Texas, home this year, raising close to $5,000. "We put the money in a jar shaped like a teddy bear," says Ishani (with sister Monisha, 8, far left, and pal Nicole Taylor, 7, in June). Says Ishani's mom, Dash, of the need to fund research: "We can't wait for someone else to do this."

Suffering from neuroblastoma, 4-year-old Alex Scott (PEOPLE, Aug. 23, 2004) was recovering from a stem-cell transplant when she told her mom, Liz, she was going to raise money so "doctors could help other people." Setting up a lemonade stand in front of her Connecticut home, she brought in $2,000 that first summer and raised nearly $1 million before she died in 2004. Today, through her foundation (, lemonade-stand funds are backing research helping to unlock the causes of childhood cancers. "Alex," says Liz, 39, "would be so proud."

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