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King of Prussia, PA (September 16, 2019) In a continuing effort to raise funds and awareness for the fight against childhood cancer, Bob’s Discount Furniture will be hosting a lemonade stand at their King of Prussia store on Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22 from 11 am to 4 pm. The event will benefit childhood cancer research through Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) and will be hosted in conjunction with students from Mount Saint Joseph Academy in Flourtown, PA who will be on-hand. The students constructed the stand over this past summer using funds provided by Bob’s.
Bob’s Discount Furniture has been a partner of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for four years. Their efforts to support ALSF also include volunteering at ALSF’s annual Telethon, raising money through in-store campaigns and collecting donations at the Eagle’s Training Camp.
“Caring for the community – especially causes related to kids – has been a core value of Bob’s since we opened our doors nearly 30 years ago,” said John Weldon, chief operating officer of Bob’s Discount Furniture. “We’re proud to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation through a variety of initiatives, including our annual in-store fundraising, this year’s training camp activation with the Philadelphia Eagles, and now this pop-up lemonade stand created by Mount Saint Joseph Academy for our King of Prussia store.”
The funds raised at the pop-up stand will be combined with monies raised at Eagles Training and Bob’s in-store fundraising during the third quarter. In 2018, Bob’s raised $85,000 in support of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
WHAT: Lemonade stand hosted by Bob’s Discount Furniture and Mount Saint Joseph Academy
WHEN: Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
WHERE: Bob’s Discount Furniture Store
330 West Dekalb Pike
King of Prussia, PA 19406
About Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of 4-year-old Alexandra “Alex” Scott, who was fighting cancer and wanted to raise money to find cures for all children with cancer. Her spirit and determination inspired others to support her cause, and when she passed away at the age of 8, she had raised $1 million. Since then, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement. Today, ALSF is one of the leading funders of pediatric cancer research in the U.S. and Canada raising more than $200 million so far, funding nearly 1,000 research projects and providing programs to families affected by childhood cancer. For more information, visit AlexsLemonade.org.
About Childhood Cancer
Childhood cancer is a general term used to describe cancer in children occurring regularly, randomly and sparing no ethnic group, socioeconomic class, or geographic region. Childhood cancer extends to over a dozen types of cancers and a countless amount of subtypes. Just a few of these cancer types include: Ewing sarcoma, glioma, leukemia, lymphoma, medulloblastoma, neuroblastoma, osteosarcoma, retinoblastoma, rhabdomyosarcoma and Wilms’ tumor. In the United States, childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 19. Every day, approximately 250 kids around the world die from cancer, accounting for 91,250 losing their lives to the disease every year.
About Bob’s Discount Furniture
Founded in 1991, Bob’s Discount Furniture is one of the fastest growing furniture retailers in the country. Keeping true to its founding principle that everyone deserves quality furniture, Bob’s provides unsurpassed value with honesty and integrity. Through all the work that happens behind the scenes, Bob’s engineers this value, offering its discount on a wide variety of stylish, quality furnishings, mattresses, and home accents.
With 122 furniture stores across 18 states, the Manchester, Connecticut-based company has become the 12th-largest U.S. furniture chain and proudly holds an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. In 2019, Bob’s was recognized as a leader in sustainability by both the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), and listed as a top scorer on the Wood Furniture Scorecard 2019. Bob’s also offers a unique and enjoyable shopping experience, featuring cafes in each store with complimentary gourmet coffee, ice cream, cookies, and candy. The company is committed to supporting local communities through a variety of charitable giving efforts. Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation has anchored the company’s philanthropic work for more than 20 years. Additionally, the Bob’s Outreach program was created as a separate entity to help schools and children-related charities. The company donates more than $2.75 million to charities through these programs each year. For more information on Bob’s charitable programs, visit http://www.BobsCares.org/, and follow Bob’s on Twitter @MyBobs, on Facebook www.facebook.com/MyBobs, and Instagram www.instagram.com/mybobs.