Stir Up A Cure For Cancer With Madison This Weekend!

cancer Madison Anthem LemonAidThis weekend (July 19-21), children, families, and businesses throughout Central Virginia will help local kids with cancer at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) by setting up Anthem LemonAid stands.

Close to 800 stands will be set up throughout the community, but for nine-year-old Madison, who was diagnosed last year with germinoma, a rare form of cancer most commonly found in the brain, setting up an Anthem LemonAid stand has special meaning. 


CHoR patient, Madison, along with her family, will host an Anthem LemonAid stand


11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Friday, July 19 


Walmart Supercenter (corner of Glenside Drive and Forest Avenue), 6920 Forest Avenue, Richmond, VA 23230


 CHoR patient, Madison Martin, 9, will host a stand with her family. Madison was diagnosed last summer with germinoma, a rare form of cancer most commonly found in the brain. She received her treatments at CHoR and in April received the long-awaited news from doctors that she is “cancer free.” Read Madison’s full story.


Madison relies on Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU for her medical care. AnthemLemonAid is an easy and fun way she and her family can give back and support the hospital that has helped her.

*Madison will be available for photos and interviews.

Anthem LemonAid cancer

Registration for Anthem LemonAid will close Friday, July 19 at 10 a.m. so there is still time to sign up!  Stands will be active July 19-21, and can be found at area Kroger, Walmart, Sweet Frog and Chick Fil-A locations as well as businesses, childcare centers, and neighborhoods. In addition to the stands located throughout the community, donations can be made online by clicking here.

Along with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, other event sponsors include The Goddard School, Virginia Credit Union, RVA Primrose Schools, Call Federal Credit Union, Express Employment Professionals, CBS 6, Richmond Family Magazine, Richmond Mom, Walmart, Kroger, Sweet Frog and Chick Fil-A. Great gratitude goes out to these partners who contribute to the success of Anthem LemonAid year after year.

Can’t make Madison’s stand on Friday? Other great stands to visit over the weekend include:


Friday, July 19

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Express Employment Professionals – Richmond North

Express Employment Professionals: 827 East Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23227

3 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Call Federal Credit Union

Call Federal Credit Union: 10712 Iron Bridge Road, Chester, VA 23831

Saturday, July 20

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Richmond Family Magazine

West End Farmer’s Market: 12496 Gayton Road, Richmond, VA 23238

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: A family-run stand set up by the Kilpatrick family

Atlee Kroger: 9351 Atlee Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116


About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals 
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across North America, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. When a donation is given it stays in the community ensuring that every dollar is helping local kids. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $6 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of our mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Visit for more information. All funds raised in Central Virginia through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ programs aid in the advancement of health care services for children treated at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. Visit for more information.

About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Anthem Health Plans of Virginia, Inc. (serving Virginia excluding the city of Fairfax, the town of Vienna and the area east of State Route 123.).  Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and its affiliated HMOs, HealthKeepers, Inc., Peninsula Health Care, Inc. and Priority Health Care, Inc. are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. ®ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia is available at