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Check out our upcoming and ongoing special events to find one (or more) you won’t want to miss!

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation holds special events throughout the year to boost our fundraising efforts. Our one-of-a-kind – and always fun - special events are “win-win” propositions. Whether we are dancing the night away at The Lemon Ball, enjoying delicious food at one of our culinary events, partaking in a stair climb at one of our Lemon Climbs or running a 5K at The Lemon Run, adults, kids, families and even volunteers have a great time while raising money for an important cause.

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Foundation Special Events

Independence, MO

Bike individually or with your family on country roads!

June 30, 2018
Jackson Hole, WY

Enjoy an intimate sit down dinner presented by Chef/Restaurateur Gavin Fine beneath the stars in beautiful Jackson Hole. Hosted at a private ranch, the event brings together superstar chefs to craft an evening full of gourmet dishes.

July 7, 2018
Villanova, PA

A dynamic leadership camp for students, where participants learn key leadership skills in a fun setting. Participating students will learn how to become motivated leaders and make a difference in their own communities.

July 16 - 19, 2018
Chicago, IL

Hosted by chefs Paul Kahan and Tony Mantuano and restaurateur Donnie Madia, this exclusive culinary event features over 30 chefs from across the country preparing one-of-a-kind dishes for guests to enjoy.

August 13, 2018

One month, one million miles, one cause: this global, virtual challenge brings together supporters to collectively run, walk and ride one million miles to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer during September, National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

September 1-30, 2018
Los Angeles, CA

Chef Suzanne Goin and business partner Caroline Styne along with Chef David Lentz bring together more than 50 of the country’s superstar chefs and over 50 mixologists and vintners to host one of L.A.’s premier culinary events. Guests have the opportunity to taste incredible fare and interact with the chefs who prepare it.

September 8, 2018
Washington DC

A lively bowling party and fantastic food and drinks. Participants can also enter to win spectacular raffle prizes. There’s no better way to end the Childhood Cancer Awareness Month than by making a difference for kids with cancer.

September 30, 2018
New York, NY

Alex Guarnaschelli, star of the Food Network, hosts this culinary event which brings together over 20 superstar chefs under one roof to prepare signature plates for guests.

October 2, 2018
Petaluma, CA

Whether you can bowl a perfect game or are prone to throwing gutter balls, you will have a fantastic time at this “birthday bowling bash” celebrating the life of childhood cancer hero C.J. Banaszek. A bowling tournament will be held followed by cocktails, dinner and auctions.

October 21, 2018
Philadelphia, PA

Fighting childhood cancer one step at a time, this scenic annual 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Dash starts off at Memorial Hall in historic Fairmount Park. The participation of childhood cancer hero families makes this family fun event even more meaningful.

November 11, 2018
Philadelphia, PA

The Young Professionals of ALSF in Philadelphia will host its Annual Wine Mixer event to help cure childhood cancer, one glass at a time.

November 2018
Kansas City, MO

Enjoy a cocktail reception, hors d'oeuvres, DJ and auction to benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

January 2019
Philadelphia, PA

Our elegant annual “yellow tie” gala, celebrating the legacy of Alex Scott, is held at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown and features fabulous food, cocktails, raffles, silent and live auctions and dancing.

January 19, 2019
Sonoma, CA

Join us for a night of New Orleans fun including a giant crawdad boil, premium wine, beer, and hurricane cocktails plus dancing to support research for kids with cancer (must be 21 or older to attend).

March 2019
Houston, TX

Challenge yourself by climbing the stairs of the Chase Tower at 600 Travis in Downtown Houston. Whether you create a team or climb on your own, this is your chance to fundraise and climb 35, 60 or 75 flights to the top of the tallest building in Texas. Enjoy a fun-filled after-party with food and drink with other climbers.

Shawnee Mission, KS

The Alex Gordon Classic benefiting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is a tournament organized by Midwest Sports Productions that provides youth from across the Midwest with unique and valuable tournament experiences through well managed and highly organized events.

April 2019

Lemonade Days commemorates our Founder, Alex Scott’s, tradition of holding her annual summer lemonade stand. Her supporters across the country can join together to take a stand against childhood cancer during this week (or any other time of year).

June 2019
Midwest USA

This is a community effort involving 25 Hy-Vee locations hosting lemonade stands throughout Kansas and Missouri during one weekend in June.

June 2019
Wynnewood, PA

Come to the stand that started it all! Alex’s “Original” Lemonade Stand is an uplifting, fun-filled, family-friendly day that continues Alex’s yearly summer stand at the school she once attended. This event is complete with food, games, crafts and raffles, and of course lemonade.

June 2019
Philadelphia, PA

The Great Chefs Event Philadelphia is the original ALSF culinary event and features our chef partner, Marc Vetri, and more than 40 of the best chefs from across the country and around the world. This family-friendly, daytime event will be held in the unique venue of Urban Outfitters headquarters at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Chefs will prepare small plates for guests to sample and enjoy.

June 2019
Philadelphia's CBS 3 TV

CBS 3 and the CW Philly host this 14-hour televised fundraiser. CBS television personalities lead the effort, with special segments featuring Alex Scott and other childhood cancer heroes and their families.

June 2019
Denver, CO

The Lemon Climb returns to Denver. There are 43 flights of stairs awaiting Lemon Climb Denver participants at the 1999 Broadway building! Participants climb to the top with a team or on their own and help raise funds to help kids with cancer. Afterwards, stick around for an awesome after-party to celebrate together.

Boston, MA

ALSF supporters are invited to challenge themselves on one of our stair climbs and take a step towards curing childhood cancer! Climbers can participate on their own or create a team to climb and fundraise together.


Good old fashioned family fun in cities across the country.

Throughout the year

Upcoming/Current Sponsor Events

Event Location Description Date(s)

With the purchase of every new Volvo, participating Volvo retailers will donate $10 to ALSF.


Book your rental car now and save up to 25% off base rates. 5% of your rental will be donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.budget.com/alsf.


Join AR Workshops® across the nation to create-your-own personalized Alex's Lemonade Stand Sign or Kit! The workshops will donate $10-15 from each sign or kit that is handmade by you in their store! Find your nearest studio and get crafty for a cause here.

Gap.com & globally in select Gap stores

This summer, GAP is partnering with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) by launching an exclusive collection of baby, toddler and adult apparel comprised of summer essentials for the entire family! The collection launches on May 29th! One hundred percent of the net profits from the sale of this tee will help ALSF in the fight against pediatric cancer. Go to Gap.com to learn more.

While Supplies Last
All Locations

Rita's locations ask guests to donate $1 for a paper lemon to raise money for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation and the fight against childhood cancer.

June 4 - July 1, 2018

Auntie Anne’s is asking guests to “Give Hope” by visiting their local store and purchasing an Auntie Anne’s customized pretzel ribbon icon for $1. 

June 11 - August 12, 2018
Participating Locations

This summer, Bob’s Discount Furniture will be raising money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation in the Café of each of its stores. Every month, Bob’s collects thousands of dollars from their generous customers who want to give back to their community. Bob’s matches 100% of the money raised and each quarter selects a non-profit to be the recipient of the Café Collection donations. ALSF is excited to announce that we will be the recipient of all the donations collected from July to September.

July - September 2018
Participating Locations

Participating Applebee’s restaurants will raise funds as part of the Applebee’s Serves program in support of ALSF. Fundraising efforts vary by locations and include Applebee’s donating a portion of the sale of each lemonade (all varieties) through their Summer Squeeze® promotion and/or purchasing a paper lemon in support of childhood cancer research.

July 9 - August 12, 2018
Los Angeles, CA

Maybelline, inspired by their new Lemonade Craze Eye Shadow Palette, invites customers to join them in the fight against childhood cancer by donating to ALSF.

July 14 - 15, 2018
Buffalo, NY

Tap Cancer Out is a 501(c)3 nonprofit mobilizing and empowering the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community to raise funds for cancer-fighting organizations. More information on their July 14, 2018 BJJ Open in Buffalo, New York can be found here.

July 14, 2018
Participating Locations

 Participating Panera Bakery Cafes locations will raise funds for ALSF by donating a portion of the sale of each Agave Frozen Lemonade.

August 1 - September 4, 2018
Cleveland, OH

Fox 8 and ALSF are working to raise as much funds as possible for pediatric cancer research and support so, in addition to registering and paying the entry fee, participants are encouraged to raise funds by creating their own online fundraising page.

September 8, 2018