Thursday, May 21, 2015

Alex's Lemonade Days - Fighting Childhood Cancer, One Cup At A Time!

When I first started planning my son's first birthday, we decided in lieu of gifts we wanted party-goers to donate to St. Jude's Cancer Research. We wanted to use the opportunity to help a worthy cause. There are few things more cruel than having to watch your child battle a beast such as cancer. To continue that support we are encouraging you to participate in Alex's Lemonade Days. An annual event that takes place June 12th - 14th, and we'd love for you to join us in helping to fight childhood cancer, one cup at a time!

Lemonade Days is held each year during the second weekend of June - the time of year when Alex always held her lemonade stand - to honor Alex and all of our childhood cancer heroes.

Meet 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.  A 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." That year with the help of her brother she raised an amazing $2,000 for "her hospital." 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.

Since Alex’s first front yard lemonade stand, there have been more than 20,000 ALSF lemonade stands held across the country and world. Alex’s Lemonade Stands make a meaningful difference at any time of the year, however Lemonade Days is a time when supporters join forces and hold stands simultaneously to be a part of their largest annual fundraiser.

To participate and host a Lemonade Stand of your own, visit and register by June 5, 2015 to request a free fundraising kit and to access downloadable materials for your lemonade stand. The kits include needed materials; posters, banners, thank you notes, fundraising tips, and more.
This is a part of the Bloggin' Mamas Social Good Campaign.

Essentially yours,


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