Make A Stand Against Childhood Cancers

By Michael Berick

fun summer activities Alex's Lemonade Stand

A glass of lemonade can help save a life. PHOTO COURTESY ALEX’S LEMONADE STAND FOUNDATION

The lemonade stand is something of an American institution and high on the list of  fun summer activities for many. All that’s required are some kids, a table, a handmade sign and a pitcher of lemonade. Who hasn’t passed by one? Maybe you even stopped and bought a glass. This month, there is a good reason to patronize a lemonade stand. From June 12-14, The Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation hosts its annual Alex’s Lemonade Days.

Kids, families and even adults across the U.S. will be setting up lemonade stands and donating the proceeds to the foundation’s efforts to combat childhood cancers. The campaign began in 2004, when 8-year-old Alex Scott set a goal of raising $1 million for childhood cancer. That goal was reached the same year, before Alex herself died of cancer.

Since then, the foundation has raised more than $100 million for childhood cancer research. If you are interested in making your lemonade stand part of Alex’s Lemonade Days, you can get all the necessary information and register at www.AlexsLemonade.org/LemonadeDays. Volunteers will receive an ALSF banner, stickers, posters, temporary tattoos and other materials to help with their fundraising.

leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

70 − 61 =

Where to get Wet: Splash Pads, Fountains and Water Play
Seeing Stars: Where to Take In Views Of the Night Sky
Making Nature Visits Easy in the Audubon Center
There’s More to These Playgrounds Than Meets The Eye
Fun Summer Activities: Ford JAM Sessions
fun summer activities theatricum 2015
A Nest of Creativity in the Topanga Woods
Sign up to receive our newsletters!

Sign up today to receive updates and information by email from L.A. Parent!

No Thanks