Lemonade for Livy

What started as a neighborhood lemonade stand has grown into a global movement to raise funds and awareness for those living with the challenges of epilepsy and their families. 15-year-old Olivia Scheinman (Livy) is the inspiration behind Lemonade for Livy. Since birth, Livy has been plagued by the damaging effects of epilepsy. She has endured multiple major brain surgeries but the seizures persist.

Livy is not alone. The epilepsies affect 65 million people around the world, including the 3.4 million who live in the U.S. 1 in 26 people in the U.S. will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime. Epilepsy doesn’t discriminate. If you have a brain, you could have a seizure.

This year our goal is to raise $225,000 and host at least 300 events and stands across the U.S. and in other countries!

With your help, Lemonade for Livy continues to grow. Help Make a Stand for yourself, for your loved one, for your friend, or just to help others living with the challenges of epilepsy. Who will you Make a Stand for?

Lemonade for Livy 2020 Virtual Lemonade Stand






JOIN US and Make a Refreshing Difference!

Don’t wait! Register today to make a stand for yourself or in honor or memory of a loved one or someone you know living with epilepsy.

When you register, you will receive:

  • A fundraising webpage to share the story of why you are participating and collect donations online from people near and far!
  • Access to graphics files and the Guide to Fundraising with tips for success and fundraising ideas.
  • Downloadable Lemonade for Livy Toolkit containing seizure first aid posters and cards sized graphics; and, graphics to create and print your own banner.
  • Email updates and support leading up to your event to help you have a successful and fun lemonade stand!

This year we will host a variety of monthly activities and challenges that you can participate, and social media messaging that you can use to help promote your lemonade stand, enhance your fundraising and awareness efforts, and support the Epilepsy Foundation® in making a stand against epilepsy. You will have access to the calendar of events in the resource section of your dashboard when you register. Reminders will also be emailed to all participants.

For all of our monthly events, remember to use: #LemonadeforLivy as well as @epilepsyfdn when posting on Instagram and Twitter, and @EpilepsyFoundationofAmerica when posting on Facebook. Getting social helps raise awareness about epilepsy!

Lemonade for Livy is for all ages and groups. There are many ways to add your own flare to your event! Whether you are hosting an event in your front yard, on your college campus, at a sporting event, or in your corporate office, there is an opportunity for you to be involved!

New This Year! Lemonade for Livy Ambassadors!

Do you have large network of contacts in your community? Are you the type of person who tends to organize all the local events with friends, family and even your community of businesses? Lemonade for Livy is looking for individuals who can help us take our Lemonade Stands to new levels by serving as Ambassadors for the campaign. Lemonade for Livy (LFL) Ambassadors work to expand the program in their community allowing for a greater reach and impact. Ambassadors are responsible for spreading awareness about the campaign to the community and organizing and managing local partners to complement LFL objectives. In doing so Ambassadors will help to amplify the fundraising potential of the program across their community and increase awareness about epilepsy. Interested in learning more? Please sign-up by clicking here.

Lemonade for Livy T-shirts

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