DALLAS, Oct. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Throughout ACE Cash Express' annual fundraising event, the Give A Little Campaign, stores across the southern United States raised $29,221 for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds research for childhood cancer.
"We are thrilled that ACE chose us as a corporate partner for their Give A Little Campaign this summer," said Liz Scott, Co-Executive Director of the Foundation. "Through the efforts of generous partners like ACE, and their amazing employees and customers, we are moving closer to achieving the dream of my daughter Alex, a cure for all kids with cancer."
The Give A Little Campaign is a national in-store fundraiser that supports charities chosen by ACE employees which help children, support education and promote financial literacy. By supporting Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, ACE is able to join the fight against pediatric cancers and fund research for a cure.
"The generosity of our employees and customers is remarkable," said Eric Norrington, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs at ACE Cash Express. "Their passion for giving back, especially through our efforts during Give A Little, defines our role in the communities we serve."
Nationally, the 2017 Give A Little Campaign raised more than $248,000 for the local chapters of charities across the country including AdoptAClassroom.org, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, Autism Speaks, Back on My Feet, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Clubs and National Down Syndrome Society. This fundraiser is a part of ACE's charitable-giving program, the ACE Community Fund, which has donated more than $11 million to organizations across the nation since its inception in 2004.
About ACE Cash Express
ACE Cash Express, Inc. is a leading financial services provider serving consumers online and through a network of retail store locations. ACE provides a range of retail financial products and services including short-term consumer loans, check cashing, prepaid debit cards, money transfers, bill payments and money orders. ACE Cash Express, Inc. is one of the largest owners and operators of check cashing stores in the United States.
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 $140 million toward fulfilling Alex's dream of finding a cure, funding over 690 pediatric cancer research projects nationally. For more information on Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, visit AlexsLemonade.org.