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May 23, 2019
  • Local nurses and stand hosts Shanna and Tiffany built their sturdy lemonade stand out of recycled wooden pallets in Belton, MO.
    Local nurses and stand hosts Shanna and Tiffany built their sturdy lemonade stand out of recycled wooden pallets in Belton, MO.
  • A little color goes a long way. Many stand hosts, including these students from Welsh Valley Middle School, painted over pallets to stand out.
    A little color goes a long way. Many stand hosts, including these students from Welsh Valley Middle School, painted over pallets to stand out.
  • Alex Scott and all kids with cancer are our heroes bravely fighting disease. This stand in Overland Park, KS paid homage to their bravery in a big way.
    Alex Scott and all kids with cancer are our heroes bravely fighting disease. This stand in Overland Park, KS paid homage to their bravery in a big way.
  • The Lemon Club at Ruskin High School in Kansas City, MO gave their DIY lemonade stand a personal flair with hand painted lemons.
    The Lemon Club at Ruskin High School in Kansas City, MO gave their DIY lemonade stand a personal flair with hand painted lemons.
  • If variety is the spice of life, the Wamsley family had the tastiest lemonade stand in Riverside, CA, offering supporters their choice of lemonade flavors and other treats.
    If variety is the spice of life, the Wamsley family had the tastiest lemonade stand in Riverside, CA, offering supporters their choice of lemonade flavors and other treats.

Every summer, fresh lemonade stands pop up all across the country, each more unique than the last. At Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), we always look forward to seeing the kind of DIY lemonade stands supporters make. 

Need some fun, new lemonade stand ideas you can DIY? Get inspired and give your stand a little twist of creativity this year with some of these clever ideas!

1. Recycle and Reuse

Build your stand out of recycled wooden pallets; a smart option that... Read More

May 26, 2017
Great lemonade stand tips from an experienced lemonade stand host.

Above, the Lemonettes (AKA the Martelli family) at their annual Lemonade Stand

by Jeff Tepper, City Dads Group

About five years ago, Don Martelli’s daughters Kayla and Jordan (now ages 13 and 10) started a summer bucket list, at the advice of his wife Susan. One of the ideas was to hold a lemonade stand and donate the money to charity. Don took to Google for some direction and found out about Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF). The rest, as they say, is history. His kids were touched by the idea that they could raise money for... Read More

May 5, 2017
Getting media attention for your lemonade stand is a great way to raise awareness of the need for childhood cancer research

Matt Lauer interviewing Alex Scott in 2004 on The Today Show. 

 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. 

Getting mentions in your local newspapers and community media is an amazing way to spread the word about your lemonade stand and raise awareness of the need for childhood cancer research! It is one more way your... Read More

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