Frequently Asked Questions
- Why support Kick-It?
- How do I get started?
- Can I participate as a Champion or in a game for a service project or community service hours?
- Where does the money go?
- Does Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation support one hospital or one type of research?
- How much money has Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation raised?
- How much of the money raised goes to programs and research versus administrative/fundraising costs?
- Where do I send the money from my fundraiser?
Why support Kick-It?
Children with cancer need you on their team. Childhood cancers are the number one disease killer of children and pediatric cancer research is vastly and consistently underfunded. Your support means more research projects in the hopes of eliminating this disease from children’s lives.
How do I get started?
It takes just a few minutes to create a personalized web page. Choose whether you'd like to organize a game or be a champion, then click "Create Your Own Page" and fill out a quick registration.
If you need help, Kick-It coaches are always available to answer your questions at [email protected].
Can I participate as a Champion or in a game for a service project or community service hours?
Absolutely! Our Kick-It coaches work with students, schools, businesses, and individuals across the country to help plan events and approve service hours.
Where does the money go?
All funds raised go directly to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research, a registered 501(c)3 charity. Careful distribution of our grants allows doctors to bring the latest and most promising life saving treatments to seriously ill children. These grants provide hope for childhood cancer patients. Visit our Where the Money Goes section to learn more about how your donation helps.
Does Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation support one hospital or one type of research?
Our mission is to find a cure for all childhood cancers and that allows us to work with researchers from near and far. Put simply, we believe in funding the best and most promising research into all types of childhood cancers and have funded projects at more than 135 leading hospitals and institutions across the United States and Canada. Researchers from all not-for-profit institutions in North America are encouraged to apply.
How much money has Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation raised?
We have raised over $150 million for childhood cancer, and we have funded nearly 1,000 research projects at 135 institutions. Additionally, we have important programs to help families struggling with childhood cancer, such as our Travel For Care program and SuperSibs.
How much of the money raised goes to programs and research versus administrative/fundraising costs?
Alex was committed to making every donation count, and the Foundation bearing her name has carried on that vision of giving as much as possible to research and programs. Thanks to the lemonade stand hosts, our generous sponsors and donors, we have been able to keep our administrative and fundraising expenses at a minimum. In 2016, our fundraising and administrative expenses combined were approximately 15%.
Where do I send the money from my fundraiser?
The easiest way to donate your funds is via debit card or credit card directly to your fundraising page. However, we do accept checks and money orders too!
Send a check or money order to the following:
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
111 Presidential Blvd.
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Be sure to include your Event Name and Event Code found on your fundraising page.