Cape Coral pirate lemonade stand raises money for cancer research

Posted at 10:00 AM, Aug 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-01 10:00:24-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- A little pirate invaded Cape Coral over the weekend, but it was all for a good cause!

'Captain Weezie', also known as 6-year-old Wyatt Kitchen, wanted to raise some money, so he and his family made a pirate-themed lemonade stand.

But when Wyatt made the decision to donate half of his profits to the Children's Cancer Center, little did he know that his hard work would bring biker groups, Cape Coral Police officers, and even cancer survivors to his stand.

"The whole part of trying to teach him to make money for himself is one thing; but then when it reached out as far as...he said 'Dad I want to do this, since I had somebody help me, I really want to give back to children with cancer.'  It hit me," said Wyatt's father, Robert Kitchen.

The three-day fundraiser helped raise over $500.  And one Cape Coral resident who gave him supplies to make the pirate ship also surprised Wyatt with a trip to Legoland for doing a great job.