Join Alex’s Lemonade Days This June
As parents, we know those sunny summer months can quickly fill up with playdates, vacations and school-free fun for kids. Don’t forget the amazing opportunities kids have though, during the summer, to learn that they’re never too young to make a difference!
Just around the corner is the ultimate summer volunteer opportunity for families – Alex’s Lemonade Days! Started by childhood cancer fighter Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004) in 2004, Alex’s Lemonade Days began when Alex set her sights on raising $1 million to fight childhood cancer, including her own. Alex invited volunteers everywhere to help her by hosting their own lemonade stands and achieve her ambitious goal one dollar and one lemonade stand at a time. Through the help of these volunteers, Alex would reach her million dollar goal before losing her life to cancer in August of that year. Each June, the weekend before Father’s Day, Alex’s mission of raising $1 million returns through Alex’s Lemonade Days, when supporters everywhere contribute to a cure.
Here are 3 easy ways to get your kids involved with Alex’s Lemonade Days:
1. Host a Lemonade Stand: Join the Foundation bearing Alex’s name, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, and take part in Alex’s Lemonade Days, June 12 – 14, 2015 by hosting a lemonade stand in your community. In addition to having access to a member of the Foundation’s staff to help with any lemonade stand needs, Alex’s Lemonade Days participants also receive a limited edition box while supplies last. The box consists of materials to assist in the fundraising process including: an ALSF square banner, posters, stickers, temporary tattoos, a prepaid return envelope and so much more! More info here
2. Go Social: Follow Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation on facebook, and twitter, and make sure to use #LemonadeDays to join the movement on social media. On May 28 at 12pm ET, ALSF will also host a twitter party! Follow #LemonadeDays and join in the conversation! Whether you’re hosting a lemonade stand or simply taking part in a fundraising event, the hashtag #LemonadeDays helps spread the word and gets more people involved. You can pin #LemonadeDays on pinterest too, click here!
3. Learn more about childhood cancer: Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation helps raise money to fight childhood cancer and find a cure, as well as spread awareness about the number one disease killer of children under the age of 15 in the US - cancer in children occurs regularly, randomly and sparing no ethnic group, socioeconomic class, or geographic region. Childhood cancer extends to over a dozen types of cancers and a countless amount of subtypes. Just a few of these cancer types include: Ewing’s sarcoma, glioma, leukemia, lymphoma, medulloblastoma, neuroblastoma, osteosarcoma, retinoblastoma, rhabdomyosarcoma and Wilm’s tumor. Every day, approximately 250 kids around the world die from cancer, accounting for 91,250 losing their lives to the disease every year.
Help in the battle to end childhood cancer and honor Alex’s legacy by taking part in Alex’s Lemonade Days, June 12 – 14, 2015. Get involved today!
More about Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation:
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of supporters across the country carrying on her legacy of hope. To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charity, has raised more than $100MM toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 475 pediatric cancer research projects nationally. For more information on Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, visit AlexsLemonade.org.