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Three Feel-Good Stories to Kick off the Weekend

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Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation founder Alex Scott makes lemonade.

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation founder Alex Scott makes lemonade. 

By: Trish Adkins

As we move through these uncertain and isolating times, there is a phrase that reverberates through the (temporarily virtual) halls of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation:

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!”

We rounded up three stories from our supporters on social media that give us all the feels and help us jump into a weekend with a refreshed outlook.

1.    Izzy's Virtual Spirit Day

Childhood cancer hero Izzy celebrates her school’s spirit day at home by dressing as her favorite movie character. 

2. Running and Raising Awareness

Runner Michael Given broke out his Team Lemon jersey for his afternoon workout. 


Almost 80f out there today! Broke out the #teamlemon uni & thinking of the amazing work the folks at #alexslemonadestand foundation do. Another 5kish distance and probably the same tomorrow. Will be strange with no long run on a weekend, but obviously no races to train for! Seems to make more sense running more days for shorter distances and easier recovery and no overuse risk. #njrunning #alsf . . . . . #run #running #runner #instarun #instarunning #instarunner #instarunners #RunTraining #RunClub #RunningClub #runnersofinstagram #RunLife #RunningLife #WhyiRun #RunShots #runrunrun #RunningMotivation #RunToInspire #RunInspiration #JustRun #BeTheBestYou #LoveToRun #runningcommunity

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3. Story Time with Joey

Alex’s brother Joey Scott took this time to do a read-aloud of Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand, the story of our founder and her courageous battle against childhood cancer.  


Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is launching a social media campaign inspired by ALSF founder Alex Scott’s positive outlook in times of uncertainty. We want to know how you are making lemonade out of lemons during this time - whether by learning new skills, getting creative, connecting with family or friends through video chat or doing something else that puts a sweet smile on your faces!  However you're making lemonade out of this situation, we want to know! Share your special moments with us on social media using the hashtag #MakeAlexsLemonade.