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Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a nonprofit dedicated to finding cures for all kids with cancer, invites supporters of all ages across the country to simultaneously take a “stand” against childhood cancer when Lemonade Days returns August 1-9, 2020. Again in 2020, Lemonade Days will run an entire week, instead of just one weekend, giving new and returning volunteers plenty of opportunity to find a date that works best for them to host a stand.
This national volunteer-driven fundraiser commemorates ALSF founder Alexandra “Alex” Scott’s (1996-2004) challenge to help her raise $1 million for childhood cancer cures, one cup at a time. Volunteers are invited to host lemonade stands on any day (or days) during this time frame to continue Alex’s mission and bring renewed attention to the fight against childhood cancer. This year, ALSF is celebrating 20 years since Alex’s first lemonade stand in her front yard.
Lemonade Days began in 2004 when Alex set her sights on raising $1 million to fight childhood cancer, the disease she had been fighting since she was an infant. Alex invited volunteers to join her in hosting lemonade stands to help achieve her ambitious goal. With help from these volunteers across the country, Alex would reach her million-dollar goal before losing her life to cancer in August 2004. Since 2004, Lemonade Days has raised more than $15 million through 27,000 lemonade events.
The Foundation was built upon the principle that you are never too young to make a difference in the lives of others. Following in the footsteps of Alex, ALSF encourages volunteers of all ages everywhere to participate in Lemonade Days and turn summer staple stands into impactful fundraisers for kids fighting cancer. Hosting a stand is even more fun with family, friends, co-workers and classmates! There is no registration fee or minimum fundraising requirement. ALSF staff offers support to all volunteers who sign up to host lemonade stands. All participants, whether they host a lemonade stand, visit a stand or encourage others to do so, will utilize #LemonadeDays to show their support for the Foundation on social media.
For more information on Lemonade Days and to sign up to host a lemonade stand visit LemonadeDays.org.