18 May ALSF Supporters of Our Hometown Hero
Support ALSF: Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer
Alexandra “Alex” Scott’s heroic endeavor to raise money for childhood cancer started off with one small lemonade stand. As her neighbor, I remember the day she set up that first stand on our street. Shortly after she began her first stand in Connecticut, she moved to our street in Pennsylvania to be closer to Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia. It was pouring rain in Penn Wynne, PA but that did not deter her. She was steadfast in her conviction. Her mission: to cure cancer for all children. As with so many others, I am moved by her strength.
What an amazing progression this stand experienced. All that love put into that first little stand has created a movement. What started as a small stand on our street quickly grew to a lineup down the block. From there, the crowds grew and grew. I remember looking on in amazement at the lineup of cars that gathered. Her story resonates as it gives us all the hope that we too, could stand up in the face of such adversity and be so strong.
On behalf of the Steinberg family, Center for Lice Control and KaPOW! Lice Products, we are proud contributors to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer. We contribute a portion of our CLC salon services and KaPOW! products each month. Our mascot, Captain KaPOW, wears yellow in support of our own hometown superhero, Alex Scott. Her memory endures.
Alex’s Original Lemonade Stand Event at Penn Wynne Elementary School
We’re very proud to be sponsors again this year at Alex’s Original Lemonade Stand at Penn Wynne Elementary School on Saturday, June 2nd from 10-3. Come join the fun with a flash mob dance, butterfly release, lots of great food (especially the mini cupcakes at our CLC/KaPOW booth) and help us beat childhood cancer one cup at a time.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of supporters across the country carrying on her legacy of hope. To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501(c) 3 charity, has raised more than $150 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 800 pediatric cancer research projects nationally. In addition, ALSF provides support to families affected by childhood cancer through programs such as Travel For Care and SuperSibs. For more information on Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, visit AlexsLemonade.org.