This Weekend’s FUN – raisers

For years we had to rush to the front porch every time we heard a garbage truck, street sweeper or Fed Ex van coming down the street.  Though we don’t sit outside waving at the drivers of these vehicles any longer, my kids both shout out “garbage truck!” when one passes.

If you can relate, you won’t want to miss this weekend’s Touch-A-Truck event.  Even your daughters will get a kick out of climbing in and out of police cars, fire trucks, construction vehicles, buses, military trucks and muscle cars.  Moms and dads will enjoy dining from one of 20 food trucks.  And the whole family will feel good about helping fight childhood cancer.


Touch-A-Truck was created by two San Diegans who lost their son, Max, to cancer at the young age of 7.  In his honor they created an event that little Max would love to attend himself.  The $10 per person admission fee goes directly to childhood cancer research and clinical trials at Rady Children’s Hospital and 12 other hospitals across the U.S.


Touch-A-Truck will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 8th at Qualcomm Stadium.  Parking is free!  For more information visit:


Keep your family’s FUN-raising going on Sunday, June 9th with a visit to the Coronado Loves Connor Lemonade Stand.  Hosted by celebrity chef, mother of four and Coronado resident Melissa D’Arabian, the lemonade stand is part of the National Lemonade Days to raise money for childhood cancer research.

Melissa’s stand will be open on Sunday, June 9th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on C Avenue in Coronado.  (between 6th and 7th Streets and in front of 621 C Avenue). Money raised through the sale of lemonade, cookies and savory snacks is in honor of a young Coronado boy named Connor who lost his battle with cancer.  Grab some goodies and head over to Spreckels Park for the 6 p.m. Navy Southwest Jazz Band concert!


For more information visit the Coronado Loves Connor event page at  See you there!


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