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SCOTT, Alexandra "Alex" Alexandra "Alex" Scott, the founder of Alex's Lemonade Stand Fund, has lost her battle with neuroblastoma—a childhood cancer—at the age of 8. Alex peacefully passed on at her home in Wynnewood, PA, with her parents Liz Flynn Scott and Jay Scott at her side. In addition to her parents, she is survived by three brothers, Patrick (9), Eddie (5) and Joey(1). Alex was born in Manchester on January 18, 1996. At the age of one she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of childhood cancer. She fought a courageous battle against her illness for the eight years of her life, surprising her doctors and inspiring her family and friends with her amazing strength and spirit. Alex was an independent, creative, funny, and spunky girl. She liked to spend time reading, drawing, knitting, working on crafts, and playing solitaire. She liked spicy foods, the color purple, karate, and attending school at Penn Wynne Elementary. Alex was the founder of Alex's Lemonade Stand. This national fundraising effort began with a lemonade stand held by Alex in her front yard. Over the past four years her lemonade stand grew into a national effort. To date, she has raised over $900,000 to benefit cancer research. Alex has been the recipient of many prestigious awards: the 2003 Volvo for Life Hero Award, The Philadelphia Foundation Philanthropist of the Year, Philadelphia 76ers Basketball Hometown Hero—two consecutive years, the 2003 Good Housekeeping Heroes for Health Award and a Commendation from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Alex would have liked to be remembered, not for her suffering, but for her strength. Not for the things she wasn't able to do, but for the obstacles she overcame. She taught us that through selfless love and with courage and determination, one person can truly make a difference in the life of others. Her legacy will live on forever. Alex's Spirit will remain in the hearts of her family, friends and all those who were touched by her life. In addition to her parents and brothers, Alex is survived by her paternal grandparents Patrick and Judy Scott of Windsor, her maternal grandparents Dorothy and Edward Flynn of Manchester, many aunts, uncles, and cousins, and countless friends and supporters. Viewing: Chadwick & McKinney Funeral Home, Wednesday, August 4, from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Funeral: Thursday August 5, at 11:00 a.m., at the Church of the Redeemer, 250 Pennswood Rd, Bryn Mawr, PA. Burial immediately following at the Washington National Monument & Cemetery in Valley Forge. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alex's Lemonade Fund for Pediatric Cancer, 333 Lancaster Avenue, #414 Wynnewood, PA 19096.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Aug. 4, 2004
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