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caption=”Lexi Lehrman, 11, has raised $25,000 for breast cancer research.”]
I recently wrote about young women tackling breast cancer early on. Never did I imagine there could be a female younger than her 20s thinking and talking about breast cancer prevention or funding. I was wrong.
Lexi Lehrman is 11 years old. For the last few birthdays, she didn’t want presents for herself. She wanted money donated to breast cancer research, something she knew would have more impact than another outfit or gadget.
Even at her young age, she spearheaded a lot of the fundraising. She launched an Art for the Cure campaign, featuring local Miami artists Romero Britto and Ferdie Pacheco. She collaborated with the artists and put her spin on the famous pink ribbon. All of the ideas for the Love Lexi Foundation come with love from Lexi herself (with driving and book-keeping help from the ‘rents). She has raised about $25,000 for breast cancer research, to date.
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I enjoy your shows so much, very interesting. I remember when covered Michael Jakson´s memorial in LA.
You are a charming girl ..
Like all of u
NICOLE, how can I follow u on Twitter ?
Big Kiss, Rafa
From: Bogotá, D.C.
I’d like to know where Lexi gets her inspiration and what motivates her to keep going.
Lexi, you do ROCK!!!! I love you xoxoxo
Generally, breast cancer awareness campaigns focus on women in their 30s and encourage them to undergo mammogram. There is little awareness that girls at the stage of menstrual onset (probably less than 13 yrs of age) do face risk of getting breast cancer!! It is imperative that awareness programs cover all the age groups and suggest what one can possibly do for early detection (since taking mammogram is not a viable option for younger women) or put forth preventive steps, if there are any!!
It is simply remarkable that Lexi is not only giving a tough fight to breast cancer but is also making sure that in future all the doors are shut for this ghastly disease. She truly is a ROCK STAR!!
Where does she her campaign in five years? What are some of her big plans…does she have any events coming up soon? Thank you for caring!
way to go Lexi. so proud of you. not so sure about the pink vest on Mia. xxx sally
What an inspiring story! Lexi encourages all of us to reach for the stars. She is beautiful inside & out.
Lexi, how does it make you feel to know because of you, because you saw a pink donut, and thought of putting the pink donut with breast cancer sign, you might of saved a life today?
I have one of your posters and when I feel that
The job ahead is too big I remember what you have done.
After your A Ah moment, to you ever think, “I’m too young, they’ll not listen to me”?
how do you think other young people can be inspired to devote as much time, energy & commitment like you? I look forward to reading more about you in the future. You are an inspiration!
What are your aspirations for the future? What do you aspire to be? Who is your role model?
Lexi, you are an inspiration to many women, especially those who wish to follow a similar career in journalism! Your story is interesting, captivating and emotionally charged. We are so very proud of your work! Keep up the good job and I look forward to hearing more about you and reading more of your stories! You ROCK! Vicki Lukis, Girls Advocacy Project.
your a wonderful girl but who’s the cute dog
the values based education and family value you received at home and school, make you a special person I know cancer I’m a survivor. so this is the way to go Lexi, Be the best.
I love you Lexi, we are so proud of you!
Gretchen, Eric & Greysen
Lexi was a gem and delight to talk to! 🙂
Dear Cherished One,
So…when do we begin the campaign for the presidency?
Thank you for thinking of the “aunts” when you initiated this project.
We are honored to call our niece. We love you.
Aunt Donna and Uncle Gary
YOU AMAZE ME! Lexi, I am certain that Missy is proud of you and I can’t think of a better person in our family to carry on the ‘PINK’ tradition. I love you very much. Cousin, Delaun
You are “truly” a special younglady. Not only are you adorable, but well spoken and memorable. Keep up the good work! I just know you’ll continue to do great things.
You are an inspiration to others! Congratulations for being a big thinker at such a young age. Your parents have obviously taught you that material things are not nearly as important as your kindness and geniune interest in others. Every day you awake, know that you have helped change a life. You are one unique young lady. You go girl! rita in NC
Lexi, many thanks for your efforts. You are a real dynamo and a role model and inspiration to many. Mazel Tov to Sheila and Richard for instilling in their children a sense of Tikun Olam, Making the World a Better Place. Lexi, Josh and Jonathan, YOU ALL ROCK!!!!
WOW!!! This little girl is amazing!!! If half the people in this world were as caring as this girl, we would be living in a much better place.
I think Lexi rules. But we should all get together and do something nice for her for a change.
Lexi at your age to to even think about tackaling a disease like cancer and helping so many people is simply outstanding and i am sure that you are going to really be an insperation to young people and adults for years to come so keep up the good work and i am sure that you are going to really do something great.