"If life hands you lemons...
Childhood Cancer..is there anything more grotesque? And a lemonade stand...what a fun idea! Four year old Alex Scott told her parents that some money was needed for cancer cures. Alex struggled with Neuroblastoma, a rare form of childhood metastatic cancer that develops in the adrenal glands, neck, chest or spinal cord. A lemonade stand came to Alex's mind and in 2000 the first crude structure was formed in West Hartford, CT... and it netted $2,000! The Scotts then moved to Pennsylvania for treatment of Alex's illness. Continuing annually, 2002 saw the ALSF ( Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation) become an official charity.
Attracting media attention, children in fifty states began selling lemonade and holding events that would raise money for this foundation. That same year, the first million dollar marker was had.These stands have been built by large and small businesses, inner city school children, pre-schools, senior centers, a juvenile detention center and a group of homeless people. Currently, over 65 million dollars has gone to meet Alex's dream of finding a cure. Registering online brings one a 'stand coach' and materials to guide you.
Alex Scott left us in 2004.