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Alex's Lemonade Days is quickly approaching! Grow your lemonade stand with these great tips from our in-house expert, Jeff Baxter

Kids are some of the best lemonade stand organizers around. Above, Campbell, Chase and Teagan enjoy the day at their front yard lemonade stand. 

by Jeff Baxter, ALSF Community Engagement Manager

The start of our lemonade stand is fast approaching. My girls are running around the house in anticipation of our front yard lemonade stand. My wife and I are gathering the supplies and setting up the stand. 

Gone are the days of mixing up one small pitcher of lemonade. We’ve now graduated to bulk containers of lemonade mix and 8-gallon coolers. We know this year our lemonade stand will attract a crowd! 

By the late afternoon, our donation container is filled to the brim and our coolers are empty. Friends from far away who held simultaneous lemonade stands are texting us about their success. And the best part: we’ve spent a day together enjoying the generosity of people engaged in a common fight to end childhood cancer. 

Want to know the secret? We leveraged our personal network using these six tips:

  1. Connect your family and friends in one group email or Facebook group! This circle creates the foundation to build on. 
  2. Share your stand on your social media channels. This may sound obvious—but remember to share and share often! 
  3.  Capitalize on your own known influencers—whether a well-connected parent at school or a friend in your community. Ask your connected pals to help you expand the reach.
  4. Provide your network with all of the promotional materials they need to share. If you make it easy for them, they can share quickly and easily. 
  5. Make it personal. Whether you are inspired by a loved one who has fought childhood cancer or you are simply inspired by the story of Alex Scott’s legacy of giving back, share stories about why hosting a lemonade stand is important to you.
  6. Ask far away friends and family to hold satellite lemonade stands in their local community. By holding stands together, you grow your impact and you raise awareness everywhere! 

Alex's Lemonade Days is held June 3-June 11, 2017.  Pick a date that week and host a stand! Sign up here (it's easy!) Thank you for joining us to find cures, one cup at a time! 

Jeff Baxter has been working in event management, especially in nonprofit, community events for the last decade. At ALSF, Jeff manages the community engagement team which focuses on fundraising activities and events planned by the awesome community that supports the Foundation. Together with his wife and two daughters, Jeff is also an avid lemonade stand host
—and has hosted stands in his front yard, as well as in Orlando and Boston. 

 

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When you join a local networking group, like the Young Professionals of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation,  your career can grow, while you make new connections and give back to the community.

When you join a local networking group your career can grow, while you make new connections and give back to the community.

by Trish Adkins

With LinkedIn and dozens of other online professional networking groups, you might feel like you have networking down to a science. The digital age has given all of us the opportunity to connect with professionals from all around the world. However, virtual networking can take away from the personal connections often crafted through young professionals groups in your community.

When you join a local networking group, like the Young Professionals of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation,  your career can grow, while you make new connections and give back to the community. Not sure if an in-person networking group is for you? Here are ten reasons to convince you:

1. Grow your social capital. There is strength in numbers! Going offline and meeting in person gives you the opportunity to congregate with like-minded professionals, share ideas, build your network and become part of a professional community.

2. Develop your leadership skills. When you join a professional group, the opportunities to lead are limitless. Are you great at marketing? Lead your group’s outreach efforts. A pro at finances?  Manage the organization’s budget. Plus, you can take your new found leadership skills into your workplace. Share what you’ve learned with your managers, so they can see your leadership potential. 

3. Learn from your peers. Maybe your profession is engineering, but you love event planning. Or maybe you are interested in growing your managerial skills. Joining a professional group gives you the opportunity to learn from your peers. Take advantage of classes and activities the group offers to grow your knowledge. 

4. Build a better resume. In your college days, maybe you were in a sorority or student council president. Now, it can be hard to find those resume-building opportunities. Participating in a young professional’s group can be an impressive addition to your resume. It shows an interest in volunteerism and a willingness to take on leadership roles in your community. 

5. Discover new job opportunities. Experts estimate that between 60-80 percent of jobs are found through personal relationships. There is no better way to forge personal, local relationships than hanging out with young professionals from different industries. Share your goals and keep your eyes and ears open for new opportunities.

6. Find a side gig. If you are looking for a little extra work to grow both your income and your experience, a networking group can provide great side gig opportunities for you. Or if your company needs someone to serve as a consultant, you can offer the same side gig opportunity to a member of your group. 

7. Volunteer your time. Professional networking groups are often focused on giving back and volunteerism. The Young Professionals of ALSF, for example, plans several special events each year to raise awareness and funding for childhood cancer research. 

8. Stay inspired. No matter what your profession, staying inspired to grow and innovate can be difficult when you are in an office 40 hours a week. Meeting with like-minded young professionals gives you the opportunity to trade ideas, solve problems and get inspiration that will only help your career. 

9. Make new friends. Gone are the days when you can find your new bestie bonding over chemistry lab work. Whether you are in a new city or a simply a new phase of your professional life, joining a networking group can connect you with a whole new group of friends. 

10. Get motivated. Whether your goals are to grow your career and build up your network or to help your community and make new friends, joining these groups can help you stayed motivated to reach your personal, professional and community goals. 

Looking for an active young professional group? Check out the Young Professionals of ALSF, a group of self-starting, enthusiastic individuals dedicated to fulfilling Alex Scott's vision to find a cure for childhood cancer--one cup at a time. The group has chapters in Philadelphia, New York City and Boston. If you don’t live in one of these cities, you can start your own chapter.

Comprised of a variety of young professionals including teachers, healthcare and business professionals, vendors and those simply looking to give back, The Young Professionals of ALSF supports the Foundation through a variety of networking and fundraising events, including the upcoming the Speakeasy in Philadelphia on April 22. Get your Speakeasy tickets here

 

Big things happen when you host an Alex's Lemonade Stand! 

by Trish Adkins

We hosted our very first family lemonade stand in our front yard during Alex’s Lemonade Days in 2009. Lily, my daughter who battled ependymoma when she was 14-months-old, painted our stand and served cups of lemonade to her preschool pals. Family and friends stopped by with donations and those who lived far away gave online. Our goal was $1,000 (which we never thought we could reach!) and we raised over $2,000. We kept building our stand—and then finally we grew it in a BIG way. 

Like, super big with over 1,750 gallons of lemonade. 

We broke the World Record for the Largest Cup of Lemonade in 2015. Our cup was filled with all that lemonade—which we drank! It was ridiculous and beautiful and still completely unbelievable, even to me. As my daughter, Lily puts it:  it was the best day ever. 

The next year, we returned to our front yard and you know what, that was also the best day ever. 

This is the effect of hosting an Alex’s Lemonade Stand—you have the best day ever because you know you are part of something bigger than just your own stand. You are part of a community of lemonade stand hosts who are fighting childhood cancer—one cup at a time. 

At all our stands,  amazing children show up with bags of change they saved or money they collected at their own lemonade stands. Every single donation added up to big things—things bigger than a 10-foot tall cup of lemonade. Every drop and every coin help get us closer to cures for children battling cancer—children just like my daughter.

That is my favorite part of Alex’s Lemonade Days:  even a small donation is a big donation—change adds up to dollars which add up to funding for researchers working to find cures and safer treatments. Every cup—no matter if it is a few ounces or a few thousands of gallons of ice cold lemonade—adds up to big things. 

Hosting a lemonade stand can be as easy as popping up a stand in your front yard or it can be as extraordinary as Alex’s “Original” Lemonade Stand–a family day of games, activities, and fun. No matter how big you want to make your stand, ALSF has an amazing team of in-house experts here to guide you to make your lemonade the hottest drink of the summer! Over the next month, tune into the ALSF blog with great tips from our team, including:

  • Jeff, our Community Engagement Manager, with the insider stand tips you need to be successful;
  • Ernie, our Digital Content Specialist, with everything you need to power up your lemonade stand online fundraising page;
  • Megan, our Merchandise and Production Coordinator, with the event accessories that will make your stand “stand out” from the crowd;
  • Anita, our Manager of Partnerships, with expert advice on how to get local businesses involved in your stand;
  • Annie, our Communications & PR Specialist, who will share her tips for getting local press coverage;
  • Jaime, our Social Media Specialist, with all the hashtags and social sharing tips that will help you go viral; and
  • Jenna, our Donor Appreciation and Development Coordinator, with great ways you can say thank you to your supporters.

Alex's Lemonade Days, held June 3-June 11, 2017 is just 50 days away! Pick a date that week and host a stand! Sign up here (it's easy!).  Thank you for joining us to find cures, one cup at a time! 

Trish Adkins is the Web Content Writer for ALSF. When she is not writing on the ALSF blog, she is planning lemonade stands with her husband Mike and her three kids, childhood cancer hero Lily (who is now 11-years-old and cancer free!) and SuperSibs Chloe and Nicholas. 

 

 

 

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Mother Ruth Ciamarra knew her daughter had something wrong. Her intuition led to a high risk t-cell ALL diagnosis for her 8 year old daughter Anna.

Ruth Ciamarra and her daughter, Anna. 

by Trish Adkins, ALSF staff

Moments before Ruth Ciamarra found herself lying on a gurney next to her 5-year-old daughter Anna, doctors announced that Anna had leukemia and needed treatment immediately.

“My hearing went out; I was pretending to listen and nodding along with everything the doctor said. Then I interrupted the doctor and said ‘I’m about to pass out,’ as I tilted backward,” said Ruth. 

Earlier in the day, Ruth took Anna to her pediatrician to rule out a strep throat infection. Her symptoms did not seem particularly serious and Ruth expected a routine diagnosis, so she left her husband at home with their other daughter. There was a fever that came and went, causing Anna, who just started Kindergarten, to be sent home from school a couple of times. 

At the pediatrician, the doctor felt Anna’s abdomen and observed that she had an enlarged spleen. He gave her a rapid mononucleosis test. The test was positive. The doctor sent Ruth and Anna on their way with a diagnosis of “mono.”

But something about the diagnosis did not seem right to Ruth. Trusting her gut, she drove to the nearest children’s hospital. After several hours and tests later, the family had a diagnosis: high risk T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

When Ruth and Anna left the house that day, they never thought they’d end up in the Pediatric ICU with a leukemia diagnosis.

“Now, I am dealing with this world I did not know anything about,” said Ruth.

Everything moved quickly. After regaining her bearings, Ruth called her brother and husband—who both were equally shocked at what was happening. It would be months before Ruth could say the word, “cancer”; it was simply too hard to believe this was happening to her daughter. 

Anna’s blood tests revealed some critical issues that needed immediate attention—extremely elevated white blood cell counts and particularly low potassium levels. Without Ruth’s instinct that something was amiss, Anna’s condition would have quickly worsened. 

Anna quickly began treatment to stabilize her condition. After 10 days in the PICU, Anna started the marathon treatment protocol for ALL—2 years of in and outpatient therapies that include chemotherapy, lumbar punctures, transfusions and constant diagnostic testing to make sure Anna is tolerating and responding to the treatment. 

As Anna continues treatment, the Ciamarra family is also using their newfound life as a childhood cancer hero family to raise awareness and funds by hosting lemonade stands. 

“I’m never going to be a researcher—but there are so many things I can do to facilitate that research with ALSF and awareness,” said Ruth. 

Anna is now 7-years-old and 18 months into her treatment. The Ciamarra family hosts lemonade stands and is planning a stand with their school. In addition, the family is serving as one of the 2017 National Lemonade Days Hero Ambassadors. Read more about Anna’s story here.

Join the exclusive one cup at a time club to help make cures for childhood cancer possible!

ALSF founder, Alex Scott, believed that everyone could make a difference and that every gift would add up to a cure for childhood cancer. So far, our supporters have helped us fund over 690 research projects!

For the past 5 years, supporters in the ALSF One Cup at a Time Club have helped to make this funding possible by giving recurring gifts—once a month, quarter or year. These gifts have made an enormous impact, totaling nearly $180,000! This has enabled ALSF to fund innovative childhood cancer research that will ultimately lead to cures and safer treatments. 

The One Cup at a Time Club is perfect for everyone who wants to follow in Alex’s footsteps. 

Want to get involved?  Here are five ways you can help us find cures, one cup at a time:

1. See How Cups Lead to Cures
ALSF began with one lemonade stand—well, really, with one cup of lemonade. Each cup of lemonade and each donation (no matter how big or how small) adds up. One of our researchers, Dr. Jeffrey Huo, explains it like this: first, a few cups of lemonade funds an experiment, those experiments produce data and figures which lead to journal articles and eventually scientific breakthroughs. Each donation made is a building block that leads us closer to cures and recurring gifts add up fast! 

2. Get Inspired
The innovative research that is funded by each donation helps children battling childhood cancer. Their stories of strength, struggle and hope are motivation for researchers and supporters to keep going. Meet some of our childhood cancer heroes—true stories about kids who just want to feel better and to live. 

3. Check Out the Perks
When you join the One Cup at a Time Club, you are part of the search for cures for childhood cancer and you have access to some of our perks. This includes a special edition One Cup at a Time pin, a  One Cup at a Time magnet, a signed copy of Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand book, invitations to ALSF events in your area and meet and greets with childhood cancer researchers. Joining the club is more than just making a donation; it is joining a family of supporters that will ensure the next big breakthroughs. 

4. Set Up Custom Donation Levels
One Cup at a Time membership is accessible to everyone! You can choose to donate monthly, quarterly or annually. Your gift is recurring and automatically renews—without the inconvenience of having to send in a donation each time. Giving just $25/month will add up to $300 a year and could help fund a family travel to access treatment through our Travel For Care program. A $200 quarterly gift adds up to an impressive $800 for the year, which is enough funding for a POST summer research grant. Plus, you can double your One Cup at a Time donation by asking your employer to match your gift. 

5. Invite your friends! 
Alex invited everyone to her lemonade stand—and you can too. Share information about the club with your friends and help us get closer to cures, One Cup at a Time.
All set? Join the One Cup at a Time club here

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March Madness: More than the final score. ALSF founder Alex Scott receiving an award at a Sixers game.

 by Liz Scott, Alex’s Mom

I am always inspired when I watch basketball and, for me, March Madness is the best basketball time of the year!  I like watching basketball, especially youth basketball because kids play their hearts out.   

As a parent, I have grown to recognize the work and effort that these young men and women have had to put into this sport to play at the Division 1 level.  I appreciate all that their parents and families have done to give them this opportunity.  It can be grueling at times to watch your child make mistakes, have a bad game or just sit on the bench hoping for a chance to get in the game. I also know how great it can feel to see them succeed, make that big winning shot and contribute to the team as a player.  

I also know what a gift it is to be healthy. When I watch my own son play basketball, I will admit that at times I find myself shouting a little too loudly, or groaning out loud when he makes a turnover.  However, when I stop and pause to take it in, I am reminded of the fact that his participation is a gift—his ability to run, shoot and dribble is not something to take for granted.   

My daughter Alex had a lot of physical deficits due to her cancer—she could barely walk, (never mind run), her fine motor skills were challenged and she was often so tired from the treatment that physical exertion would quickly tire her out. If she had ever been able to get down a basketball court while dribbling a basketball, I literally would have cried tears over her accomplishment. That perspective is something that has stayed with me. 

When I need it most, especially during those moments when I find myself getting a little too caught up in a basketball game, this perspective seems to bubble up. It is a reminder that I need to cherish the moment and never take good health for granted. Then, I am able to enjoy every moment of watching my son just be on the team—and know that win or lose—participating is a gift that too many other children don’t get to enjoy. With that perspective, I am able to watch the sport I love with such an appreciation for everything that is happening because I know that basketball is so much more than the final score. It is about young men and women who are blessed to run up and down a basketball court and play their hearts out—all made possible by their fortune to have good health and their willingness to make the most of it. 

I wish you basketball lovers a thrilling March Madness and for those of you who don’t watch, give it a try, you might be surprised at how fulfilling it can be.

Liz Scott is the Co-Executive Director of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, but she is most proud of her title of "Mom" to her three sons, Patrick, Eddie, and Joey, and her daughter Alex. She is also proud of her days as #23 for the Windsor Warriors. 


 

 

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March is National Reading Month! All month long, students, teachers and families celebrate reading and the magic of books. At Alex’s Lemonade Stand , we have  lots of fun, unique ways you can celebrate National Reading Month and help children battling cancer!

by Trish Adkins

March is National Reading Month! All month long, students, teachers, and families celebrate reading and the magic of books. At Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, we have many fun, unique ways you can celebrate National Reading Month and help children battling cancer

Reading with children (whether yours or the ones you teach) sparks their imagination, expands their vocabulary, supports the development of critical thinking skills and opens their minds to a world of possibilities.

Our Foundation’s history begins with a story — the story of an amazing little girl named Alex who wanted to help her friends feel better. Alex Scott and her lemonade stand started what has become a national movement to find cures for all children! 

Want to read more? Here are five great ways you can celebrate National Reading Month and help ALSF find cures for childhood cancer:

1. Order and read Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand! 

Educators are eligible for a complimentary copy of the book. The book, written by Alex’s parents, tells the story of Alex Scott and how she turned her illness into hope for a cure for all children. Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand is a children’s book with a theme that students everywhere can latch onto — that people of all ages can make a difference. Request your copy here. Or if you are not a teacher, order a copy from the ALSF shop!

2. Download ALSF discussion guides.

Available for ages K-6, the ALSF discussion guides helps students think critically about what they read. Each of the two versions of the discussion guides provides ideas for before, during and after reading. The discussion guide includes conversation starters, vocabulary builders and other great ways to get your class engaged in reading. The guides are tailored for Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand; however, the discussion questions could work for any books you read with children!

3. Join The Great Lemonade War.

Join schools across the country and compete in the annual ALSF Great Lemonade War! Inspired by the book The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies, the contest inspires schools to compete to raise the most money for ALSF. Schools who compete receive a copy of the book and the winning school receives a visit from the author, Jacqueline Davies! Read the book with your class! Use the ALSF lesson plans to further lessons in literacy, critical thinking, math, and business. The 2017 Great Lemonade War ends April 7. Join now or plan for next year!

4. Plan a reading-themed fundraiser.

Use this month to encourage your students to read more books and raise money for ALSF. Have students donate a penny (or a dime or a quarter) for every book they read on their reading log. Set reading and corresponding fundraising goals with your class. Reward students with the most books read and most donations at the end of the month. Request Change Childhood 
Cancer
coin banks for your students to make the collection easy and fun! 

5. Celebrate the month with lemonade!

Celebrate all your reading and fundraising accomplishments with a lemonade stand! Plan a school-wide lemonade stand and incorporate a special story time featuring Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand into your fundraiser. Ask students to plan, promote and share the event with their family and friends. 

Are you ready? Learn more about our founder (Alex’s favorite books were Junie B. Jones!), check out our great lesson plans or register your school’s lemonade stand here.

Trish Adkins is the web content writer for ALSF. She is also a Hero Mom to her daughter Lily, an ependymoma survivor. 

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Kelby Wright survived four rounds of neuroblastoma and now raises money for childhood cancer research.

by Kelby Wright, a senior at Bozeman High School, Bozeman, Montana

December 4, 2000 was a terrible day for a particular family. Their toddler daughter was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma. The cancer had already spread to various areas in her body. She was just 18-months-old. 

The tumor was noticeable in her left cheek. However, the parents of the child did not know that there was also a tumor in her right adrenal gland that would most likely result in having that organ removed.

She survived the round of cancer. But soon enough, about nine months after the treatment, her stage IV neuroblastoma returned in her jaw. Her parents, devastated once again, stayed with her through the harsh chemotherapy and radiation. Her mother was always feeling around in her jaw in order to check on the tumor. 

She was a happy little girl, minding her own business and playing with the hospital toys. She always had a smile on her face. The doctors had warned that she had a very low chance of surviving both the first and second time. Soon enough, the cancer in her jaw left for a second time. And then, as doctors predicted, it returned. 

That little girl was me, Kelby Wright.

When I was 3-years-old, I broke my arm after falling off a bike that was too big for me. My parents took me to the doctor, who discovered the third round of neuroblastoma. At the time, the side effects from chemotherapy were making me miserable. The neuroblastoma I was battling had an amplified gene, which gave me a slim chance of survival after my first relapse. Now I was on relapse number two. 

My parents decided to take me off chemotherapy, choosing radiation and pain management, so I could be happy for the rest of my life, instead of miserable. My parents and doctors did not expect me to live. 

But, as unexpected as it was, even without chemotherapy, I survived for a third time. 

You might think that was the end of it, but no, cancer returned for a fourth time. I was just 6-years-old and neuroblastoma was found in a lymph node under my arm. Once again, doctors gave me very little chance for survival.

But here I am, 12 years later and a senior in high school writing about neuroblastoma, fundraising for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for my senior project and full of hope for the future. 

Hope is not something to give up. 

My parents never gave up hope for me, even when they thought I might die. To give up hope is essentially to give up in general. With hope, one feels a sort of humble empowerment. You know you do not have control, but you can’t help feeling that things will eventually get better.

Hope makes life easier. Without it, we are helpless. We can’t function.

Kelby Wright is a senior at Bozeman High School in Bozeman, Montana. She is a four-time neuroblastoma survivor. Kelby graduates in June and aspires to teach art to children. This year, she put her graphic design skills to work and hosted a fundraising event selling greeting cards to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, raising over $2,000. 

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Tomorrow, February 17, is Random Acts of Kindness Day. Although we really shouldn’t need a day to remember to be kind to others, it is a good day to make sure you stop and do something kind for someone else – you never know when you will be the spark to inspire someone else to do the same!

by Liz Scott, Alex’s Mom

In 2000, the day after her fourth birthday, Alex received a stem cell transplant. Alex told me, “When I get out of the hospital, I want to have a lemonade stand.” It was winter, so I agreed that when it was warmer she could have one. I forgot about her request. The weather got warmer and Alex began asking to hold her lemonade stand again. 

I wondered what Alex could possibly want to buy with her lemonade money. I asked her: “Alex, what is it that you want?”

Alex did not want anything for herself.  She wanted to give the money to doctors to allow them to “help other kids, like they helped me.” True to her word, Alex, with the help of her brother, held her first lemonade stand in June of that year and raised an amazing $2,000 for “her hospital.” 

Alex continued to amaze me with her selflessness. When Alex asked where exactly the money she was raising was going, I told her it was going to research for neuroblastoma at “her hospital” — in my mind there was a chance that we could find a cure for her with the money raised. 

Alex was clearly not pleased with my answer. I was confused at why she wasn’t happy about where we were donating the money. She then turned to me and said “that is so selfish.” I tried to explain to her again why we were donating the money to research for neuroblastoma when she finally answered, “all kids with cancer want a cure.”

That was a huge moment for me. 

In that moment, the truly kind intentions behind her lemonade stand were made clear and her legacy of helping all children and funding all types of childhood cancer research at hospitals across the country was born. 

Through her kindness, Alex inspired acts of kindness from others. So many people showed up at her lemonade stands and as word of the Lemonade Girl grew, so did the number of lemonade stand hosts across the country. When Alex boldly set a goal of raising $1 million dollars, supporters everywhere, of every age, stepped in with their donations — her kindness inspired the kindness of others. Today, more than 12 years after Alex left us, Alex’s Lemonade Stand has now raised over $140 million and funded over 690 research grants.

Alex’s legacy continues to show that everyone can make a difference, one cup and one act of kindness at a time. It is incredible how her one kind action – holding a lemonade stand to help other kids – was a spark that ignited tens of thousands of others to do the same.  

Tomorrow, February 17, is Random Acts of Kindness Day. Although we really shouldn’t need a day to remember to be kind to others, it is a good day to make sure you stop and do something kind for someone else – you never know when you will be the spark to inspire someone else to do the same! 

Need some simple ways to get started? Here are eight great ways to show some kindness:

  1. When you are in line for your morning cup of coffee, offer to pay for the person behind you or in front of you. 
  2. Check out the ALSF Stand Finder on our website and search for a Lemonade Stand in your zip code. Make a random  $5 or $10 donation to a stand. 
  3. Bring a neighbor a cup of hot chocolate, some homemade cookies or a glass of lemonade! 
  4. Grab a stack of sticky notes and write kind messages for your colleagues at work. Leave the notes on their desk.
  5. Tape quarters to the washing machines at the laundromat, on parking meters or on gum ball machines. 
  6. Donate your used books to your local library, school, senior center or nursing home. 
  7. Make your social media kind! Share positive stories and leave your friends kind comments! 
  8. Smile and say hello to everyone you encounter all day long!

Share your Random Acts of Kindness with us on social media! You can find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Liz Scott is the Co-Executive Director of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, but she is most proud of her title of "Mom" to her three sons, Patrick, Eddie, and Joey, and her daughter Alex.

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Happy Valentine's Day! Squeeze your loved ones extra tight today!

Happy Valentine's Day! We love all the amazing support and inspiration you share with us at Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. Thank you for sharing the love and helping us find a cure, one squeeze at a time! 

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You can help Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation raise awareness of the need for childhood cancer research and cures for all children! Each month, we will share a new "shareable," an image for you to share with your social media network. Every time we start a conversation about childhood cancer, we bring ourselves closer to cures.

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