BENEFITING: ALEXS LEMONADE STAND FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: Pure Barre
EVENT DATE: Aug 31, 2015
Pure Barre Asheville wrote -
The mission of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation is twofold:
To raise money and awareness of childhood cancer causes, primarily research into new treatments and cures.
And to encourage and empower others, especially children, to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) shares the vision of its founder and creator, Alexandra “Alex” Scott—a cure for all children with cancer.
When Alex, who was diagnosed with childhood cancer just before her first birthday, was four, she told her parents she wanted to set up a front-yard lemonade stand. Her plan: to give the money to doctors to help them find a cure. Her first “Alex’s Lemonade Stand” raised an astonishing $2,000 in one day. While bravely fighting her own cancer, Alex continued to set up lemonade stands every year. As news spread of the remarkable girl so dedicated to helping other sick children, people everywhere were inspired to start their own lemonade stands—donating the proceeds to her cause.
In 2004 when Alex passed away at the age of eight—her stand and inspiration had raised more than $1 million towards finding a cure for the disease that took her life. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation was started by her parents in 2005 to continue the work that Alex began.
That money has helped to:
Fund more than 500 cutting-edge research projects
Create a travel program to help support families of children receiving treatment
Develop resources to help people everywhere affected by childhood cancer
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is the living embodiment of Alex’s spirit of determination and hope. Like Alex, we believe that every person can make a difference. Together, we can bring about a cure. Please join us in “making lemonade” today! For more information about Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation visit http://www.alexslemonade.org.