Liz Scott is the Co-Executive Director of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, but she is most proud of her title of "Mom" to her three sons, Patrick, Eddie, and Joey, and her daughter Alex. ALSF emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of Liz’s daughter, Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004) who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer, when she was just an infant. In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for other children with cancer. In her lifetime, Alex would go on to raise over $1 million before she passed away in 2004 at the age of 8. Since that time, Liz and her husband Jay have worked alongside thousands of supporters across the country to carry on her legacy of hope. In addition to serving as the Co-Executive Director of ALSF, Liz also serves on the National Cancer Institute Pediatric Solid Tumor Steering Committee as well as the Editorial Advisory Board of Cancer Today.
What I do at ALSF
As Alex's parents, my husband Jay and I run the Foundation. This gives me the chance to work on many aspects of the Foundation, from working with sponsors and overseeing fundraising, to long term planning and communications. I also attend many events and speak to groups of all ages about Alex's Lemonade Stand, Alex's story and the good things we are doing to help kids with cancer. I guess the best way to describe what I do would be to say I work with the staff, sponsors, supporters, and our Board of Directors to make sure we are doing all we can to help kids with cancer!
What I like most about my job
I love going to events and meeting new people. It gives me a chance to share Alex's story, talk about all of the great things the foundation has been able to do for kids with cancer, and thank supporters for their hard work on behalf of the cause. I also love meeting the families who have fought childhood cancer; they inspire me to do more each day to help them.
Place I would love to travel to
all of the National Parks , Italy, Ireland, Scotland, and Japan.
If I could meet one person from the past or present, who would it be and why
Although there are so many interesting people I would love to meet, I would have to say that given the chance, I would want to "meet" Alex again. I have so many questions for her and a big hug would be nice :)
What are your favorite hobbies?
Spending time with my family, reading, hiking, and lately I am really enjoying working out.
Many people would be surprised if they knew I....
married my highschool boyfriend.