What is the Lemon Challenge?
The challenge: hold a slice of lemon in your mouth for 6 seconds, then smile! Easy, right?
Why 6 seconds? Every year, there are over 6500 new cases of Castleman Disease in the U.S. alone. After you do it, nominate your friends! They have 48 hours to do the challenge, or donate to CDCN.
Optional: Get creative with it! Write a hashtag on the peel, draw a smile, or even ditch the lemon altogether and use the sour food of your choice.
Help us raise awareness: When you're doing the challenge, record yourself, then post it to your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube or any social media you use.
Who are we doing it for?
Dr. David Fajgenbaum
After the third time he nearly died but before the fourth, David Fajgenbaum embraced a new motto: Think it, do it. “I got out of the hospital with this profound sense of, you need to make the most of every second,” he says. A former college football player with close-cropped dark hair and a firm handshake, Fajgenbaum, 31, is the picture of youthful vigor now. But that belies a frightening reality. Tomorrow the symptoms with which he’s all too familiar could return, sending him to the intensive care unit (ICU) with every organ failing... Read More