Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is proud to welcome the support of many celebrities in the battle against childhood cancer.
Up and coming young actress, and Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Youth Spokesperson, Bailee Madison has shown immense support for the battle against childhood cancer since 2010. Bailee has attended stands at Madame Tussauds in Hollywood, The Grove, and even celebrated National Lemonade Day at The Daily Grill. Bailee has also hosted Alex’s Lemonade Stands in Atlanta, Florida and New York City and was honored at Variety’s 2011 Power of Youth Awards for her work on behalf of the Foundation. Thirteen-year-old Bailee is a shining example of one of the pillars that Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is based upon – that you are never too young to make a difference.
Star of the Twilight saga, and Showtime’s Nurse Jackie series, Peter Facinelli has supported Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation in many ways. After hearing about the Foundation and Alex’s story through Twitter, Facinelli knew that he wanted to be involved. He has donated funds from his mall signings across the country, starred in the Foundation’s 2010 television PSA, visited Alex’s Lemonade Stands, and of course shown his support through social media. We are thankful for his participation, and look forward to continuing to work with Peter in the future.
Alex Gordon, 2011 Golden Glove winner of the Kansas City Royals, has been a dedicated supporter of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and Kansas City Lemonade Days for the past seven years. Despite the summer months being a busy time for baseball players, Alex donates his time each year to help spread awareness of ALSF and raise funds for childhood cancer research. In addition, Alex starred in a Foundation PSA that aired exclusively in the Kansas City region and makes special appearances at ALSF events and lemonade stands. We are truly grateful for his support as not only does he share our founder’s name, but also her dedication to helping all kids with cancer.
Indycar series driver Graham Rahal has been an avid supporter of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) since he started his own foundation, The Graham Rahal Foundation, in 2009. Graham was introduced to ALSF through his Indycar sponsor, Service Central who has been a supporter for several years. Once Graham teamed up with Service Central, he thought it would be a great opportunity for his foundation to support ALSF. Through charitable events, including the “Annual Drivers Tournament” held at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the month of May and social media, Graham is able to spread awareness about Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Graham and his foundation continue to find new ways to get others involved in making a difference in the lives of children with cancer.
Marc Summers, known to many through his work on Food Network, has been a supporter of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation dating back to 2007. Marc first got involved with ALSF through his hosting duties at The Great Chefs event in 2007. Known to many in the food world, Marc was a welcome addition to the event featuring culinary greats from around the country. Since that time, Marc has supported several Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation events by participating as emcee or simply attending and has joined our Board of Directors. He has also lent his talents to producing the Foundation’s 2010 PSA featuring Peter Facinelli, and has also taken the reigns of the Foundation’s National Advisory Board. Marc is a true supporter of the Foundation’s mission to find a cure for all kids with cancer and utilizes his talents and connections to help the Foundation make strides in the quest for a cure.
Cindy Crawford joined forces with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation in the summer of 2010 by visiting the Alex’s Lemonade Stand held at Madame Tussauds in Hollywood. Cindy has a personal connection to childhood cancer as her younger brother, Jeffrey passed away from childhood cancer in 1975. Since that time Cindy has been a tireless advocate for childhood cancer research, including her work with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
Jordin Sparks first became involved with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation through MIKE AND IKE® Brand Candies. Jordin, who has had cancer affect those close to her, feels strongly that no child or family should have to go through the pain and loss associated with cancer. After hearing the story of Alexandra “Alex” Scott, Jordin was only further motivated to help in the quest to find a cure for all kids with cancer. Jordin has promoted the Foundation through her tour, visiting lemonade stands and even wearing Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation merchandise!
Through Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s partnership with beloved children’s character Strawberry Shortcake, we had the opportunity to team up with actress Anna Gunn in 2010. Anna, who stars as Skyler White on AMC’s Emmy Award-winning series Breaking Bad, was joined by her daughters and Strawberry Shortcake to host a special Alex’s Strawberry Lemonade Stand in front of Madame Tussauds Hollywood. Anna’s lemonade stand was held during an especially relevant time of year, September, which represents National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Thoroughbred racing champion Afleet Alex, changed the lives of many on and off the track. During Afleet Alex’s early competitions, his owners decided to donate a portion of the winnings to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, after hearing the story of Alexandra “Alex” Scott. Soon, Afleet Alex began showing immeasurable potential and with the Triple Crown quickly approaching, both Alexs decided it was time to make the partnership public. Through the efforts of Afleet Alex’s owners and trainer, Alex’s Lemonade Stands were present at all three Triple Crown races in 2005, garnering national attention for the fight against childhood cancer. Afleet Alex and jockey Jeremy Rose stumbled on the final turn of the Preakness, miraculously Afleet Alex was able to regain his footing and go on to win exemplifying the true determination of a champion – getting back up and fighting, no matter what challenges lay ahead. The owners of Afleet Alex continue to contribute to the Foundation.