Charity Spotlight: Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

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Where did the inspiration for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation come from?

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 $100 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 500 pediatric cancer research projects nationally.

What is the mission of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation?

To raise money and awareness of childhood cancer causes, primarily for research into new treatments and cures, and to encourage and empower others, especially children, to get involved and make a difference for childhood with cancer.

In what ways does Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation directly support this mission?

We’re doing everything we can to speed up progress that will help us find these cures, as well as developing resources for childhood cancer heroes and their families as they battle the disease. To date, we have raised more than $100 million and funded over 500 research projects towards the goal of putting an end to childhood cancer. In addition to funding cutting-edge research into finding better treatments and cures, we also fund nursing and psychosocial grants to improve the quality of life and care of children with cancer and their families.

What do you hope will be Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation’s legacy?

To cure childhood cancer.

Why should people support Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (and charitable giving in general)?

We believe that there is a cure for childhood cancer and by funding research projects and supporting childhood cancer hero families, we can make a difference, one cup at a time.