Allentown firefighter, family host Alex's Lemonade Stand

 

A benefit was held in Allentown Sunday for childhood cancer awareness.

An Allentown family hosted an Alex's Lemonade Stand in the 2000 block of Downeyflake Lane.

For the firefighter and his family, it's personal.

On September 15, 2015, their son, Dominic, was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor.

"So every year around this time we give back and raise funds for cancer research. The federal government grossly under funds cancer research. Only about 4% goes to pediatric research," said Jody Mongilutz, Allentown fire department.

They are thankful Dominic has no evidence of the disease and they just want to help other children.