PHILADELPHIA, May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to finding cures for all kids with cancer, invites volunteers of all ages across the country to host lemonade stands during Alex's Lemonade Days (June 10-12). The national volunteer fundraiser commemorates Foundation creator Alexandra "Alex" Scott's challenge to help her raise $1 million for childhood cancer cures, one cup of lemonade at a time.
This year, ALSF has selected 36 Lemonade Days Hero Reps to symbolically represent the 36 children diagnosed with cancer daily in the United States. Each hero rep family has been personally impacted by childhood cancer. They will host a lemonade stand during Alex's Lemonade Days and spread awareness about the ongoing childhood cancer fight by sharing their personal journeys.
In addition to the Lemonade Days Hero Reps enlisting the help of their communities, thousands of volunteers across the country will also set up lemonade stands and events to contribute to childhood cancer cures. People looking for other ways to support the movement can get involved in multiple ways including visiting a local lemonade stand, supporting one of ALSF's sponsors' fundraisers or simply showing support through social media by using #LemonadeDays. For more information or to register an event, visit AlexsLemonadeDays.org.
Sponsors Show Their Support
Several ALSF sponsors will host fundraisers of their own throughout the month of June providing supporters across the country with alternative ways to get involved. Below is a selection of sponsor fundraising efforts, with a full list available at AlexsLemonade.org.
ALEX AND ANI | CHARITY BY DESIGN® – From June 1-19, ALEX AND ANI will donate 15% of the purchase price from each sale item on the alexandani.com Charity Sale Page back to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. In addition, more than 50 retail and partner retail locations across the country will host lemonade stands on Saturday, June 11.
babyGap – babyGap has launched an exclusive collection of baby and toddler apparel. The collection includes a selection of six tees and onesies with the message "When Life Gives You Lemons…Make a Lemonade Stand." One hundred percent of the net profits from sales of these six pieces will be donated to ALSF. Available now online and at select Gap stores around the world.
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill – In addition to contributing year-round donations of $1.25 for every lemonade sold, all 39 Firebirds Wood Fired Grill locations will host Alex's Lemonade Stands June 10-12, 2016.
Florida's Natural – For the second year, Florida's Natural is teaming up with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. For every carafe of Florida's Natural® Lemonade purchased, all of the proceeds will be donated to ALSF.
Red Robin – All company-owned and participating franchise Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews restaurants nationwide donate a portion of proceeds from each Freckled Lemonade beverage sold year round as well as all Freckled Lemonade proceeds from grand opening week at new restaurant openings.
Volvo Cars of North America – Volvo will have a presence at Alex's "Original" Lemonade Stand in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, where they will draw the raffle winner for a brand new 2016 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD. All proceeds will be donated to ALSF. Additionally, with the purchase of every new Volvo, participating Volvo retailers will donate $10 to ALSF.
About Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra "Alex" Scott (1996-2004). In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of supporters across the country carrying on her legacy of hope. To date, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charity, has raised more than $120 million toward fulfilling Alex's dream of finding a cure, funding over 550 pediatric cancer research projects nationally. For more information on Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, visit AlexsLemonade.org.
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