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Guest: Vivienne Harr

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1000 Breaths

1000 Breaths


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Coming off a recent visit to the White House and as seen on ABC, CBS, and The Huffington Post, a quite ambitious 8-year-old will be special guest Friday, October 19, on the Freedom For All radio show. This young entrepreneur and advocate Vivienne Harr raises money at her lemonade stand to help free children enslaved around the world. Jim and Jennifer will welcome Vivienne and her father Eric to relate a very inspiring story.

After learning that there are millions of child slaves in the US and around the world, 8-year-old Vivienne Harr decided to “make a stand.” She set into motion a plan to raise $150,000 for Not For Sale, a 501(c)3 organization that fights modern-day slavery. Since the only “business” Vivienne knew was lemonade, she would make her “stand” at a lemonade stand. Only Vivienne’s isn’t your ordinary lemonade stand. She decided to sit there each day, rain or shine, until she reached her ambitious goal. On day #52 of Vivienne’s “stand,” New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof broke her story setting off a worldwide firestorm. Millions of people around the world “made a stand” with Vivienne, who became an international symbol of hope—hope for a better world and that each of us can change the world. Within a few days, Vivienne amassed 15,000 followers on Twitter, including singer Katy Perry, 1,000 fans on Facebook, and she raised $30,000 for Not For Sale.

When she reaches her $150,000 goal, Vivienne wants to bottle up her famous lemonade and “not” sell it as “#MAKEASTAND! Lemonaid” donating 100% of profits to Not For Sale. Says Vivienne, “When people ask me what an 8-year-old can do, I just say to them: ‘Big things have small beginnings.’”

To make a stand with Vivienne, visit: www.makeastandlemonade.com or “change the world” with her on Twitter: @vivienneharr.