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Alex’s Lemonade Stand
May 10, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Native Sons and Daughters is once again teaming up with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to raise money for pediatric cancer research. Alex’s Lemonade Stand will be held Saturday, May 10 at Publix locations across the city. We will pass out cans of lemonade donated by Pepsi and hope that those receiving their lemonade will be moved to donate to ALSF. Publix locations will be chosen by your tribe’s chief based on coup points. The Native Sons and Daughters program needs its members to lend a hand on Saturday May 10 to make this event successful. This year our donation to ALSF is in honor of a local two year old who beat childhood leukemia this year. Let’s work together to make this year’s event the best ever! Tribes will be notified this month regarding which Publix store will host their lemonade stand. Your tribe will be in charge of running the event at that store, including picking up necessary event materials, cleaning up after the lemonade stand, and returning all monies collected to event leader immediately following the end of the fundraiser.
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.
Event Date/Time: May 10, 2014 2 – 6 PM
Event Location: At your neighborhood Publix