CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Editor's note: This is about one of #MollysKids, children WBTV Anchor Molly Grantham follows closely on her Facebook page. It was first published there – which is why it's written in a personal way. For years Molly has followed hundreds of kids with uphill medical battles. Find this story (and updates on all #MollysKids) here.
Allie Lawhon is a new part of #MollysKids but she's NOT fighting an uphill medical battle... she's just trying dang hard to help other kids who are.
"My name is Allie Lawhon and I am the co-founder of the Brighter Than the Sun Ice Show," wrote this 16-year-old. "I have been figure skating for about 8 years, three of which have been competitive. I wanted to help give back to the community so last year my friend and I co-founded this show."
Allie, a rising junior at South Mecklenburg High School, dreamed this up to raise money for a local charity. It's her second year doing so. She just wanted to help.
Last year the $4600 she raised benefited Go Jen Go! (a group I love). This year her proceeds will benefit Make-a-Wish.
She says 100% of her proceeds will go the cause. That includes all registration fees, program advertisements, ticket sales and any additional donations.
Because the average "wish" to grant through Make-a-Wish costs $6000, Allie's goal this year is to raise $6000.
Her mom, Deb, used to be a wish granter for Make-a-Wish. Allie grew up watching her mom work with the non-profit and try to help kids.
The event is Saturday, August 8th at 6:30 p.m. at the Extreme Ice Center in Indian Trail.
To find out more about the event go to the Facebook page Allie set up, here.
You can also donate here.
A group picture of skaters from last year is in the comments.
Good luck, Allie. Great talking with you over the phone yesterday. Sounds like you've got it mighty together for 16 years old.