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By: Jay Scott
6/15/2012


The city of Philadelphia has gotten a bad rap in recent history; it's a city associated with a high crime rate, a city left in the shadows of nearby New York City, and heck, even the tactics of our parking enforcement are displayed on the popular A&E show Parking Wars. For a city recognized for it's "love," something defined as a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection; some visitors and even residents are wondering: where exactly is the love?

It's been 10 years since my family moved to Philly, after traveling back and forth from our home in Connecticut for our daughter Alex's cancer treatments. Though the first thing that Philadelphia offered to us may not have been love, it was something equally important -- it was hope; hope that Alex would have more time to enjoy her young life and even the hope that she may one day live cancer-free. It was soon after our arrival that Alex set up her first lemonade stand in the City of Neighborhoods to help find a cure for all kids with cancer. It was here in Philadelphia that her dream would take root and grow to become Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, a national nonprofit which continues her quest for cures.

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