May is officially Neurofibromatosis month and one Mint Hill family has launched a national campaign to help fight the disease.
— Sweet Tea for Sophie (@SweetTea4Sophie) April 22, 2017
Sophie’s older brother Caleb wanted to help his 5-year-old sister, who was born with the tumor-causing disease, so he thought up the idea of starting an iced tea stand, then he thought, why not try to have one built in every zip code in America?
According to his campaign, Sweet Tea For Sophie was created to not only help Sophie, but also all children with tumors. “Because this tumor causing genetic disorder affects 1 in 3,000 people including a little girl named Sophie. Her big brothers wanted to find a way to raise funds and awareness for vital research being done by the Children’s Tumor Foundation. They found that selling sweet tea for their baby sister was a perfect way to do just that. They concocted their own secret recipe and set up a table in our front yard. Selling Sweet Tea for Sophie is one of their favorite things to do. And we love that they are learning to give of themselves to charity, especially one that we hold near and dear to our hearts.
Sweet Tea For Sophie will be held this coming Saturday, May 6, they will be attempting to set a world record for the most simultaneous sweet tea stands.
— Sweet Tea for Sophie (@SweetTea4Sophie) May 1, 2017
For more information you can visit the Sweet Tea For Sophie campaign here.