BALA CYNWYD, Pa., June 1, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Alex’s Lemonade Stand Basis (ALSF), a nonprofit dedicated to curing childhood most cancers, invitations households and people throughout the nation to host lemonade stands from June 3-11. ALSF is celebrating 20 years of the nationwide fundraiser, often called Lemonade Days, honoring the legacy of the group’s founder Alexandra “Alex” Scott and the mission of the group to struggle childhood most cancers, one cup at a time.
Lemonade Days began in 2004 with Alex, who was preventing neuroblastoma, and her dream to lift $1 million to assist all children with most cancers by holding lemonade stands. Her spirit and willpower impressed others to assist the trigger, and when she handed away on the age of 8, she had met her aim.
Whereas supporters maintain lemonade stands all yr lengthy, Lemonade Days is a particular time of yr when hundreds of individuals throughout the nation host occasions to make an enormous distinction for teenagers. Since its inception, this occasion has raised $20 million.
This yr, ALSF hopes to lift greater than $1 million through the 9 day fundraising occasion. To make each lemonade stand as profitable and pleasing as attainable, ALSF offers recommendations on internet hosting a stand and sends a free lemonade stand equipment when registering on the Basis’s web site.
“We get a lot enjoyment yearly,” says Mary Hollway, mother of a childhood most cancers survivor and one of many very first supporters of Alex’s mission. Mary has been holding lemonade stands since 2004. Her daughter Molly was identified with neuroblastoma– the identical most cancers Alex had— at ten years previous. Mary shares the influence these stands have had in her neighborhood and the way a lot her occasions have grown. “We integrated a Lemon Run in 2011, when Molly was a senior in highschool (…) with 7 classmates.” She says, “The ‘Lemon Ladies’ have helped yearly on the run and stand.”
Folks may also get entangled with Lemonade Days by visiting a lemonade stand of their communities, supporting fundraisers hosted by ALSF sponsors, or through the use of #LemonadeDays on social media.
For extra details about Lemonade Days and the right way to register for the occasion, go to AlexsLemonade.org!
About Alex’s Lemonade Stand Basis
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Basis (ALSF) emerged from the entrance yard lemonade stand of 4-year-old Alexandra “Alex” Scott, who was preventing most cancers and needed to lift cash to search out cures for all youngsters with most cancers. Her spirit and willpower impressed others to assist her trigger, and when she handed away on the age of 8, she had raised $1 million. Since then, the Basis has advanced right into a nationwide fundraising motion. In the present day, ALSF is likely one of the main funders of pediatric most cancers analysis within the U.S. and Canada having raised greater than $250 million to date, funding over 1,000 analysis tasks and offering packages to households affected by childhood most cancers. For extra info, go to AlexsLemonade.org.
SOURCE Alex’s Lemonade Stand Basis