Sunday, February 19, 2012

Alex's Lemonade Stand Fundraiser

I am excited to be teamed up with a great organization to help childhood cancer. 

Here is a little bit of information about the organization.

Our Mission and History

  • To raise money and awareness of childhood cancer causes, primarily research into new treatments and cures.
  • 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 our 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”, held with the help of her older brother Patrick, 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. Our mission is simple: to raise money for and awareness of childhood cancer causes—especially 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.
Since Alex set up her first lemonade stand in 2000—truly exemplifying the saying “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade”—we have raised more than $50 million. That money has helped to:

• Fund more than 200 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!

How your donation helps.

Your donation counts, here's how!

“I am honored to receive this grant from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, and am inspired by Alexandra’s story. This funding will jump start a clinical research project with great implications for children, whose disease has been unresponsive to traditional therapies, giving new hope to them and their parents.”
- Mark Kieran, MD, PhD, Director of Pediatric Medical Neuro-Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is committed to finding a cure for all childhood cancers. To date, we have funded over 200 research projects at more than 65 institutions across the country! In addition to funding cutting-edge research into finding better treatments and ultimately cures, we also fund nursing grants to improve the quality of life and care of children with cancer.
While the majority of our funding goes toward research, we are also innately aware of the struggles that families face throughout their battle with childhood cancer, emotionally, financially and otherwise, and have created programs to assist them.  The Alex’s Lemonade Stand Travel Fund helps families with travel expenses as they travel for treatments that their children need.  Our annual Childhood Cancer Symposium brings childhood cancer families together to learn about the disease, treatment and beyond.
Without the support of volunteers and supporters (like you!) we wouldn’t be making important strides toward eradicating childhood cancer as well as improving the lives of children and their families as they battle the disease. Thank you for making a difference for children with cancer everywhere.
Several of us mark. girls have teamed up to help this great cause. If you would like to help just click here: mark. girls Lemon Sugar Event and Click on Melanie B- Lewiston, MI to shop.Use code:*welcome* for free shipping :)
Thank you for your support and please spread the word!!

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