May 2017

How to Get the Most Out Of Your Online Lemonade Stand Page

by Ernie DiLullo, Digital Content Specialist ALSF

When you register your lemonade stand, you automatically get an event page. Your event page is a great way for you to communicate with your network and collect online donations. There are a wide variety of features that you can use to help promote your event, inspire donors and meet your fundraising goals! 

Moms on a Mission: Meet Liz Scott and Allison Clarke

by Trish Adkins, ALSF 

In 2000, 4-year-old Alexandra “Alex” Scott asked her parents to help host her first lemonade stand in her front yard. Alex had been battling neuroblastoma since just before her first birthday and wanted to do something to help other kids battling cancer feel better. Alex raised over $2,000 at her first stand and kicked off a legacy of lemonade stands and hope. 

Behind the Drawing: Meet one of Alex’s Nurses

by Jay Scott, Alex’s Dad

In our book, Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand, there is a picture of a woman on crutches. This character was based on one of Alex’s favorite nurses, a woman named Lisa.   Alex loved her so much, that she once asked Lisa if she would come along if her lemonade stand took a cross-country road trip. Alex did not want to her port accessed by nurses that didn’t know how to do it as good as Lisa did. 

Stand Out! Here’s How to Accessorize your Lemonade Stand

by Megan Tanney, Merchandise and Production Coordinator

You know the old saying that accessories make the outfit? Well, accessories also make your lemonade stand! Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) has all the extras you need to make your stand Stand Out from the crowd! Here are my top 5 favorite event accessories from Alex’s Shop:

Partnering with Local Businesses: Getting the Yes for Your Success

by Anita Gates, Manager of Partnerships

One great way to expand your lemonade stand is to get local businesses involved! Local businesses can help you raise awareness, increase donations and bring more traffic to your lemonade stand. Asking and getting the yes can feel daunting, but it is actually not as tricky as it seems. Here are my tips for getting the yes and help make your Alex’s Lemonade Stand a success! 

Four Things You Can Do to Hold Your Child Steady After a Cancer Diagnosis

by Trish Adkins, ALSF

The moment your child is diagnosed with childhood cancer is the moment your world shifts—forever. Fear, chemotherapy, surgery, radiation, days and nights in the hospital and blood draws become part of your daily routine. For your family, life can feel out of control—and it can be hard to hold your child steady through their diagnosis. 

Want to Make Some Headlines? Here’s how to get your lemonade stand in the news.

 by Annie Korp, ALSF Public Relations Specialist

One of the reasons Alex was able to raise $2,000 at her first lemonade stand was because her aunt called their local paper. There was a small write-up in the community news section. People saw it and showed up to support Alex who wanted to give the money to her doctors and her hospital by hosting a lemonade stand. 

Five Schools Fighting Childhood Cancer One Lemonade Stand at a Time

by Trish Adkins, ALSF

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation was founded on the belief that kids can help other kids! We’ve always had amazing schools and teachers supporting our mission and raising funds for research. Here are five schools making a difference one cup at a time:

1. How Can One Child Make A Difference: Erpenbeck Elementary School, Florence, KY

Start May with Maddie, Ependymoma Warrior

by Trish Adkins, ALSF

When you meet 8-year-old Maddie Davis, you might notice the pink highlights in her hair, her adorable dimpled smile and her advanced vocabulary (she reads at the 9th-grade level).

If you look closer, you might notice the silvery scar that snakes down the back of her neck or the way her right leg turns in just a little when she walks.

And if you ask her where she spent last Valentine’s Day, you will find out what makes this little girl a warrior.