The Young Professionals Group is a group of self-starting, enthusiastic individuals dedicated to fulfilling the vision of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF). The group was founded to mobilize professionals to help continue Alex’s Scott’s vision of finding a cure for childhood cancer, “one cup at a time.” The Young Professionals Group supports ALSF’s efforts to raise money for childhood cancer research, increase awareness of childhood cancer and support patients and their families.
Interested in starting a chapter in your area?
The first step is getting a group of young professionals educated about ALSF and interested in supporting the fight against childhood cancer. A great way to do this is to host a happy hour or networking event. We’ll send you a fundraising kit including a plastic banner, childhood cancer infographic and other information about ALSF to display and help familiarize attendees with the cause. Have a sign-up sheet available to collect contact information of those interested in becoming further involved. From there, you can develop a steering committee who can brainstorm about additional fundraising events and volunteer opportunities to help raise money and awareness of ALSF!
What’s the next step?
Once you have a core group of volunteers involved (that are willing to pay dues), a few successful events under your belt, and a steering committee in place, contact us and we will work with you on setting up a page on our website – AlexsLemonade.org. On your chapter’s page you can list upcoming events, post photos and give updates on past events. This also provides your chapter with great visibility so other ALSF supporters can learn about your group.
What support does ALSF offer?
You will have a liaison at the ALSF office to support you every step of the way. In addition to helping with fundraising ideas, your liaison can provide you with letters of support to receive donated items and supplies, insurance for approved events and assist you during the planning process. We will also provide you with collateral about ALSF to give out at events and networking opportunities and a 25% discount to our online gift shop.
To start your own Young Professionals Group chapter, please contact Erica Stein at (866) 333-1213 or [email protected].