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.