First Posted: 8/22/2013
In their continuing efforts to combat childhood cancer, Walgreens locations in Market 29, which includes the store at Pittston Plaza on the Pittston By-Pass, will host their fourth annual Alex’s Lemonade Stand Event from through today, Sunday, August 25, from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. Participating store locations will host lemonade stands as well as have paper lemons available for donations at checkout. Paper lemon sales will extend through Saturday, August 31.
Over 300 Walgreens locations will participate in the Alex’s Lemonade Stand fundraiser in order to raise funds and draw attention to the Foundation prior to September, which represents National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Walgreens team members were inspired to get involved with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation after hearing the story of Alexandra “Alex” Scott. After finding out how easy it was to get involved, they decided to hold a lemonade stand of their own. After hosting lemonade stand events in 2010, 2011 & 2012, they are as enthusiastic as ever to continue their district-wide program.
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 $60 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 300 pediatric cancer research projects nationally. For more information on Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, visit AlexsLemonade.org.
In addition to this event, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is preparing to “go the distance” this September to raise the profile of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Launching the Million Mile Run, the Foundation will enlist the support of volunteers across the country to collectively walk or run 1 million miles throughout the month in an effort to raise awareness. For more information: MillionMileRun.org.