Boy raising money cancer (Video)
Boy raising money cancer (Video)

Boy raising money for cancer patients.

A 7-year-old Louisville boy is hoping to raise more money for pediatric cancer patients and he needs the public’s help.

While listening to the radio last year, Bradley Roberts heard about a fundraiser called Clips for Kids, which raises money for patients at Norton Children’s Cancer Institute.

Right away, he knew he wanted to help.

“I’ve been at the hospital before. I know what it feels like, so I want to help the kids who are at the hospital because I know what they feel like,” Bradley said.

He and his family went to work organizing Bradley’s Beverage Bonanza snack stand.

“It started out as a lemonade stand, but I decided to add in snacks because I knew we weren’t going to raise enough money with just beverages,” Bradley said.

In two hours, he collected more than $1,000 at the YMCA.

Norton community coordinator Michelle Lenz said that money goes a long way toward helping cancer patients.

“We pay for hotel stays for families; any basic need that they have, we’ll help those patients and their families as well,” Lenz said.

Bradley’s mom, Tracey Roberts, said she couldn’t be prouder.

“It’s teaching him that there’s a bigger world outside of ourselves,” Roberts said. “He already knew that that was the right thing to do — to reach out and help those kids who need a little extra help.”

This year, they’ve upped the goal to $1,500. The snack stand doesn’t have prices — they just ask you donate what you can.

“Even if it’s a penny, they can pick 300 snacks,” Bradley said.

Bradley’s teachers and classmates at Coral Ridge Elementary are rallying behind him and hope the community will, too.

Bradley’s Beverage Bonanza will be at the Fern Creek Kroger on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The fundraising will continue next month at the annual Clips for Kids fundraiser on May 20 at Fourth Street Live.

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