Three Hawthorne children who raised money for a sick boy last year are reviving their money maker- a lemonade stand- to help raise money for a 4-year-old girl with brain cancer.

According to the Daily Voice, the three children behind the lemonade stand, Peyton Cohen, Cara Attanasio and Jordyn Struyk, ages 10 and 11, raised thousands of dollars last year for Luca Ataide, who is now in remission.

This time they're seeking to raise money for Natalie Ferguson, a 4-year-old who’s had a recurrence of brain cancer.

According to a GoFundMe page set up by Natalie’s mother, Natalie has Anaplastic Ependymoma Grade III, an aggressive brain cancer with a high chance of relapse. She’s already had one successful surgery to remove a tumor on her brain, followed by 33 radiation treatments, but unfortunately, the cancer has returned.

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Natalie had a second operation to remove the new tumor, but now faces an uncertain future as there is no standard of care for relapse of Ependymoma.

Her mom says, “what we can count on is Natalie’s resilient spirit. She simply uplifts all those who meet her, leaving a lasting impression wherever she goes. She loves those around her purely and fiercely and never, ever fails to make us smile.”

If you’re in the Hawthorne area on Sunday, May 1, go to 47 Old Orchard Drive and buy some lemonade to help a 4-year-old and her family beat cancer. In addition to the lemonade stand, the GoFundMe campaign is seeking to raise $50,000 for her care and expenses incurred while trying to save her.

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A trip to New Jersey doesn't have to be all about the beach. Our state has some incredible trails, waterfalls, and lakes to enjoy.

From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to the hidden gems of New Jersey, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is such a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, plus it's a great workout.

Before you go out on the trails and explore some of our listeners' suggestions, I have some tips on hiking etiquette from the American Hiking Society.

If you are going downhill and run into an uphill hiker, step to the side and give the uphill hiker space. A hiker going uphill has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.

Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless they are marked as an official trail, steer clear of them. By going off-trail you may cause damage to the ecosystems around the trail, the plants, and wildlife that live there.

You also do not want to disturb the wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and continue hiking.

Bicyclists should yield to hikers and horses. Hikers should also yield to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you will encounter on the trails in New Jersey.
If you are thinking of bringing your dog on your hike, they should be leashed, and make sure to clean up all pet waste.

Lastly, be mindful of the weather, if the trail is too muddy, it's probably best to save your hike for another day.

I asked our listeners for their suggestions of the best hiking spots in New Jersey, check out their suggestions: