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About Lemonade Days

When she was 4 years old, Alexandra "Alex" Scott asked her parents if she could hold a lemonade stand. But Alex didn't want the money for herself. She wanted to give the money to "her doctors", who were treating her for neuroblastoma, so that they could help other kids with cancer too. Alex raised $2,000 at her first lemonade stand, and sparked a movement beyond what anyone could have imagined.

Over the next four years, Alex became known as the "little lemonade girl" and her story was told again and again. When she appeared on national television, she announced an ambitious goal of raising $1 million with her lemonade stand, and said, "If everyone has lemonade stands, I think we can do it." Supporters everywhere were inspired to hold their own stands on the same day as Alex in June of 2004, and Lemonade Days was born! With everyone's help,  Alex reached her goal before she passed away from her cancer at 8 years old.

Ever since, each year in June, supporters across the globe have continued what Alex started, holding lemonade stands and other fundraisers in their communities to raise money to support our mission of changing the lives of kids with cancer and their families. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the original Lemonade Days, and to celebrate we are expanding this event to all of June! You can join in the fun this summer too and host a stand to be a part of this ongoing movement that Alex began to help all kids with cancer. 

The funds from Lemonade Days have helped uncover breakthroughs in research, create safer treatments, give childhood cancer families the support they need, and more, year after year. Together, we keep Alex's belief alive – that a lemonade stand can cure childhood cancer.

To date, Lemonade Days has raised more than $20 million.

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