BALA CYNWYD, Pa., May 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a nonprofit dedicated to finding cures for all kids with cancer, invites volunteers of all ages across the country to take a "stand" against childhood cancer when Lemonade Days returns June 1-9, 2019. Again in 2019, 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. Now, in its 15th year, Lemonade Days is going to be as sweet as ever!
This national volunteer-driven fundraiser commemorates ALSF founder Alexandra "Alex" Scott's challenge to help her raise $1 million for childhood cancer cures, one cup of lemonade at a time. Volunteers are invited to host lemonade stands on any day (or days!) during the first full week of June to continue Alex's mission and bring renewed attention to the fight against childhood cancer.
Lemonade Days began in 2004 when then eight-year-old 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, Alex would reach her million dollar goal before losing her life to cancer in August 2004. Since then, Lemonade Days has raised more than $14 million through 26,000 stands and 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. 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.
About Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of 4-year-old Alexandra "Alex" Scott, who was fighting cancer and wanted to raise money to find cures for all children with cancer. Her spirit and determination inspired others to support her cause, and when she passed away at the age of 8, she had raised $1 million. Since then, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement. Today, ALSF is one of the leading funders of pediatric cancer research in the U.S. and Canada raising more than $150 million so far, funding nearly 1,000 research projects and providing programs to families affected by childhood cancer. For more information, visit AlexsLemonade.org.
SOURCE Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation