They agreed. “I want people not to have breast cancer,” said the reserved young man with the shocking blond hair. “I don’t want other people to lose their aunties and loved ones.” From that inauspicious beginning, the event has grown from a stand run by a little boy and his family to a nonprofit organization with its own Web site. Max has raised more than $20,000 of his $1 million goal. “I’m going to keep doing it until I reach my goal,” he said. Nickie Igoe said the decision to become a nonprofit organization is to raise more money and be able to allocate funds to other areas beyond research. Up until now, all the money has gone to City of Hope in Duarte and its research programs. “Max wanted to help as many people, it’s in his nature,” his mom said, “so we decided to earmark money to pay for wigs for those who can’t afford them and to set up scholarships for those who have lost their moms to breast cancer.” The family will host “Max’s Night to Remember” from 6 to 11p.m. on Oct. 13 at Ritz Gardens, 11201 First Ave., Whittier. Festivities will include dinner in a casino-like atmosphere and activities such as raffles and live and silent auctions. Tickets are $60 with reservations available at (714) 815-2104 or [email protected] Max, because of his age, will only be able to attend the dinner portion and make some remarks before the other activities begin. “It’s going to be fun,” he said. “All I want is cancer to be gone.” www.maxslemonadestand.com [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “It’s a great and loving way of remembering her,” said Rorman’s brother, Victor Garza, 44. He is planning to set up the lemonade stand today and Sunday at the parking lot of Green Hills Baptist Church, 2200 W. Imperial Highway, La Habra. Max, his parents and other supporters will be out there from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. not only selling lemonade but also raffle tickets for items donated by local businesses. It began innocently enough when then-6-year-old Max asked his parents if he could sell lemonade in the driveway of their home. When they said “no,” the ever-resilient young man asked if he gave all the money to breast cancer research, could he do it? LA HABRA – With innocence and earnest determination, 9-year-old Max Igoe is putting the adage “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade” to the test. During October – which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – for four years, Max, with the aid of his parents Mike and Nickie, has opened a lemonade stand with the proceeds going to breast cancer research. He is honoring close family friend Elizabeth Rorman, or “Auntie Beth,” as Max called her. She died from the disease in July 2003 at age 37 after a seven-year battle.