Chester Scouts and Businesses Fight Cancer
Special lemonade stands set up to help fund the fight against pediatric cancer.
Alex's Lemonade Stand Saturday took over the Starbucks in Chester as well as Ladyfingers, Lynn's Home Decor and Alex's Aztec Nights. Set up by the Chester Girl Scouts and hosted by the local shop owners, the June 9 even was designed to raise money for the fight against pediatric cancer.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand was created by Alexandra “Alex” Scott, who was diagnosed with childhood cancer just before her first birthday, at at age four she told her parents she wanted to set up a front-yard lemonade stand.
Her plan: to give the money to doctors to help them find a cure. Her first “Alex’s Lemonade Stand”, held with the help of her older brother Patrick, raised an astonishing $2,000 in one day.
Alex and her family continued yearly lemonade stands as Alex battled cancer, and when she passed in 2004 at age eight, she made over a million dollars in the fight to eliminate pediatric cancer.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation was started by her parents in 2005 to continue the work that Alex began. The mission is to raise money for and awareness of childhood cancer causes—especially research into new treatments and cures—and to encourage and empower others, especially children, to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer.
Balloons, bake sale goods and enthusiastic volunteers were on hand to collect the donations from those in Chester June 9.
The Chester businsesses involved also took $1 donations for lemonade and various small items, and $5 donations for a special coupon for 20% OFF your entire purchase at Ladyfingers & Lynn's Home Decor and $5 OFF $25 at Alex's Cafe.
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