Elks Support Alex's Lemonade Stand To Help Fight Youth Cancer
Written by Drug Awareness Committee
The Florida Elks Drug Awareness Committee Supports the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to Help Fight Pediatric Cancer.
It all started with one front yard lemonade stand.
When she was just four-years-old, Alex Scott held her first childhood cancer fundraiser in her front yard and raised over $2,000. By the time of her death in 2004, Alex raised $1 million and inspired a legacy of hope and cures for childhood cancer.
While bravely battling her own cancer, Alex and her family continued to hold yearly lemonade stands in their front yard to benefit childhood cancer research. News spread of the remarkable sick child dedicated to helping other sick children. People from all over the world, moved by her story, held their own lemonade stands and donated the proceeds to Alex and her cause.
In August of 2004, Alex passed away at the age of eight, knowing that, with the help of others, she had raised more than $1 million to help find a cure for the disease that took her life. Alex’s family — including brothers Patrick, Eddie and Joey — and supporters around the world are committed to continuing her inspiring legacy through Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.
To find out how you and your Lodge can get involved in a community fundraising effort to help fight pediatric cancer, please click here http://bit.ly/2u3TC2Q