MOORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS HOST ALEX’S LEMONADE STAND TO FIGHT CHILDHOOD CANCER
In an effort to join the battle against childhood cancer, Moore Elementary School students and staff will host an Alex’s Lemonade Stand on Friday, April 19, 2013 from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m..
The students are participating in The Great Lemonade War, competing with other schools to see who can raise the most money to help end childhood cancer. Students are bringing in money to buy lemonade for 25 cents a cup during lunch. The students are also asked to wear yellow on this day to show support for kids with cancer. There will be an Alex’s Lemonade Stand Ambassador coming to speak to the students on Thursday, April 18. The school has also created a website for the public to make donations to Alex’s Lemonade Stand. The page is located at: http://www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/89979.
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 $60 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 275 research projects nationally.
In addition to this event, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is gearing up for National Lemonade Days (June 7-9), when thousands of volunteers across the country will host lemonade stands to help raise $1 million for the kids’ cancer fight. In 2013, chefs and moms Melissa d’Arabian and Alex Guarnaschelli will support the initiative by providing kid-friendly recipes and tips to volunteers who sign up to host a lemonade stand. The recipes and tips will be included in the kits that each Lemonade Days host will receive.