Seems like now days everywhere you turn, you hear about someone having Cancer. It has become quite unfortunate.
I know many survivors, current fighters and individuals who have lost their battle to this ugly word. I hold this cause in particular, very near and dear to my heart, especially Childhood Cancer, as my 16-year-old nephew, Masi, is currently fighting his own battle as we speak. Masi was diagnosed earlier this year with a non-opperable CNS Non-Germinomatous Germ Cell Tumor. He is in the middle of his treatment, round 5 of 6 with Chemotherapy.
Alexandra Scott was a thankful, young patient directing her energy to give back and fight for her cause how she knew, with a simple Lemonade Stand.
Alexandra “Alex” Scott was diagnosed with a Neuroblastoma, a type of childhood cancer. She was moving along with movement in her legs, started crawling/walking within the first couple years of her life. She was beating the odds! But suddenly by her fourth birthday the tumor’s started growing again, Alex later received a Stem Cell transplant. Alex decided that she was to hold a Lemonade Stand upon exiting the hospital and donate the money to the physicians to help other’s like they helped her!
Four brave years went by of Alex holding Lemonade Stands and MANY people contributed to her cause (lots of great press helped!) by holding their own sales!
Unfortunately, Alex lost her battle and passed away at the age of eight in August 2004. Alex and her Lemonade Stand’s raised over $1 Million!
Alex’s family continues her legacy and encourages others to keep Alex’s legacy going as well by participating in the Alex’s Lemonade Days !
I am asking you to take a moment to visit the ALSF page and register by JUNE 5 TO GET YOUR KIT to hold your own Lemonade Stand on JUNE 12-14, 2015!
Forward this blog or ReTweet to someone you might know who is interested or even make your own monetary contribution!
Here are some links where you can learn more about Childhood Cancer, Statistics and ways to help within your community: