“When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.”
A young founder, creator, and inspiration for Alex’s Lemonade Stand, Alexandra “Alex” Scott is the prime example of this saying. Battling with cancer since before she was even the age of one, Alex decided to hold her front-yard lemonade stand at age four to donate all proceeds towards helping doctors find a cure for cancer. Her first lemonade stand was an immediate success, raising $2,000 for her cause. While fighting cancer herself, Alex set up this lemonade stand every year afterwards and others inspired by Alex’s determination set up their own lemonade stand and donated to her cause as well.
By 2004, when Alex Scott passed away from battling cancer at eight years old, her lemonade stand and inspiration raised over $1 million for finding the cure for the cancer that took her life. In 2005, her parents, in honor of their daughter, started Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to continue Alex’s work, and this organization continues to raise money to help find the cure for cancer while empowering children who, like Alex, suffer with cancer.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand strives to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer, particularly for research into new treatments and cures. Not only is Alex’s Lemonade Stand a charity to help improve research for treatment and cures for cancer, but also an inspiration and encouragement, especially for children, to get involved and take a stand for children with cancer.
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