Alex’s Lemonade Stand
Date: May 13, 2017
Time: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
- Each tribe will choose their Publix Location in coup point order during the April TRIBE CHIEF MEETING. For example….if you have the highest coup points then you will be the first to choose from the list of stores. If you are last then you will be the last to choose.
- You must have a representative at the APRIL chief’s meeting (April 10) or will be pushed to the last of the list.
- As of now, we will be buying lemonade on the day of the event.
- The donations from the event can be brought to the Ale House Parking lot on May 13 between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. Please take all cash and have the Publix Manager provide you a cashier’s check for the moneys.
What the tribes provide:
- Have the children make posters, signs, banners, etc. Get creative….this is fun for the kids. Plan an April Tribe meeting to complete this craft.
- Bring coolers to put the lemonade in to keep it cold and to keep ice.
- Dads and kids to man the stand with tribe shirts and vests.
For more than a decade, members of the Timucuan Longhouse of Jacksonville have supported Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to help raise awareness of childhood cancer. As part of the Native Sons and Daughters parent/child program, members and their children spread out throughout southern Duval County and northern St. Johns County to host 15 Lemonade Stands at various Publix Supermarket locations.
Alexandra “Alex” Scott
Alexandra “Alex” Scott was born to Liz and Jay Scott in Manchester, Connecticut on January 18, 1996, the second of four children. Shortly before her first birthday, Alex was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a type of childhood cancer. On her first birthday, the doctors informed Alex’s parents that if she beat her cancer it was doubtful that she would ever walk again. Just two weeks later, Alex slightly moved her leg at her parents’ request to kick. This was the first indication of who she would turn out to be – a determined, courageous, confident and inspiring child with big dreams and big accomplishments.
By her second birthday, Alex was crawling and able to stand up with leg braces. She worked hard to gain strength and to learn how to walk. She appeared to be beating the odds, until the shattering discovery within the next year that her tumors had started growing again. In the year 2000, the day after her fourth birthday, Alex received a stem cell transplant and informed her mother, “When I get out of the hospital I want to have a lemonade stand." She said she wanted to give the money to doctors to allow them to “help other kids, like they helped me.” True to her word, she held her first lemonade stand later that year with the help of her older brother and raised an amazing $2,000 for “her hospital.”
While bravely battling her own cancer, Alex and her family continued to hold yearly lemonade stands in her front yard to benefit childhood cancer research. News spread of the remarkable sick child dedicated to helping other sick children. People from all over the world, moved by her story, held their own lemonade stands and donated the proceeds to Alex and her cause. In August of 2004, Alex passed away at the age of 8, knowing that, with the help of others, she had raised more than $1 million to help find a cure for the disease that took her life. Alex’s family – including brothers, Patrick, Eddie, and Joey – and supporters around the world are committed to continuing her inspiring legacy through Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
For more information about our parent/child program, please visit our website at nsdjax.org.
To see Alex’s story and the research being conducted to find a cure for this form of childhood cancer, please visit Alex’s website at www.alexslemonade.org.