Solana Beach Presbyterian’s lemonade stand to benefit childhood cancer research


Since 2009, Solana Beach Presbyterian Church has designated a Sunday where it closes its worship doors, goes out to the community and serves the through service projects up and down the coast.

One of the 100 projects the church does is a Lemonade Stand to benefit Max’s Ring of Fire, a local nonprofit that raises money and awareness for childhood cancer research. Carmel Valley residents and church members founded Max’s Ring of Fire after their son, Max Mikulak, died in 2008 at age 7 from a common form of childhood cancer.

Scheduled for 9:30 a.m.-noon Sunday, Feb. 22, at Skyline Elementary School in Solana Beach, the lemonade stand will be operated by church members to raise money for research and treatments that benefit kids fighting cancer. The school is at 606 Lomas Santa Fe Drive.

“SBPC’s Community Serve Day is one of the most meaningful activities we do as members of our church,” says Melissa Mikulak, Max’s mom. “It’s an opportunity to work alongside our friends and neighbors, and to be able to serve others in our communities and beyond.”

Stop by for a fresh squeezed cup of lemonade, home baked goodies, and learn about Max’s Ring of Fire and how you can help.

For information on Community Serve Day, visit