In 2000, a 4 year old cancer
patient named Alexandra "Alex" Scott announced a seemingly simple idea
-she was holding a lemonade stand to raise money to help "her doctors"
find a cure for kids with cancer. The idea was put into action by Alex and her
older brother, Patrick, when they set up the first "Alex's Lemonade Stand
for Childhood Cancer" on their front lawn in July of 2000.
For the next four years, despite
her deteriorating health, Alex held an annual lemonade stand to raise money for
childhood cancer research. Following her inspirational example, thousands of
lemonade stands and other fundraising events have been held across the country
by children, schools, businesses, and organizations, all to benefit Alex's
Lemonade Stand Foundation for childhood cancer. On August 1st, 2004, Alex died
peacefully at the age of 8 -- she had raised over $1 million for childhood
cancer research in her short lifetime.
Alex's spirited determination to
raise awareness and money for all childhood cancer while she bravely fought her
own deadly battle with cancer has inspired thousands of people, from all walks
of life to raise money and give to her cause. Alex's family and supporters are
committed to continuing her inspiring legacy through Alex's Lemonade Stand
Foundation, a registered 501c3 charity. As of June 2008, Alex's Lemonade Stand
Foundation has raised over $19 million for childhood cancer research. The result
-- Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation has given millions of dollars for childhood
cancer research across the country!
This is the trailer of the
documentary, "Alex Scott: A Stand for Hope," directed by Larry Mendte.
Alex Scott died of a rare form of cancer at the age of 8. But before she died
she started a legacy of hope that will live on for years and years. And one day,
Alex and her amazing lemonade stand may be a part of finding a cure for
pediatric cancer. That is Alex's dream. You can be a part of it by going to
Getting involved with Alex's
Lemonade Stand is easy and fun! Alex lived her life with energy and enthusiasm.
Her legacy is a foundation that strives to not only fund pediatric cancer
research, but also to carry on Alex's unwavering love for life. Click on the
logo below to find out more-