STUDIO CITY (CBS) — Instead of having a birthday party, a 13-year-old girl has enlisted friends to carry jugs of water in Studio City to raise awareness and money for African water wells.
Since the age of 9, Lulu Cerone has taken an active interest in bringing water to international communities in need. After the earthquake in Haiti, Lulu decided to raise money for relief with a lemonade stand at a local park and challenged her friends to do the same. Together, they raised $,4000 in one weekend.READ MORE: Woman Says She Was Refused Service At An Encino Dunkin' Donuts For Being Deaf
Lulu expanded on her lemonade stand concept, enlisting friends and local businesses for support, and developed her own charity, LemonAID Warriors.READ MORE: Illegal Marijuana Grow Bust Nets Nearly 30,000 Plants And Leads To 31 Arrests In San Bernardino
On May 4, Luly will celebrate her 13th birthday with a Water Walk to raise money for the African water crisis. She has rallied a group of friends to walk two miles of Ventura Blvd., in Studio City, carrying jugs of water. She hopes that this act will encourage others to help save lives by giving money to build fresh-water drinking wells.COVID-19 Related Hospitalizations Continue To Drop In Los Angeles County
The walk will be held on Friday, May 4, at 5 p.m., beginning at the corner of Laurel Canyon and Ventura Boulevard.