Friday, May 16, 2014

When Life Gives You Lemons

 

Can you imagine getting the news when you’re just four that you have cancer? It might not mean much, until you start the medical tests, shots, surgeries, chemotherapy and so on. What if while you were going through this, you decided to do something about it, to help people find a cure. That’s what Alexandra “Alex” Scott did.
Alex, at age four, held a lemonade stand to help find a cure for all childhood cancers, including her own. Since that time, more than 20,000 Alex’s Lemonade Stands have been held across the country!
Alex is no longer with us, but her idea of helping to find a cure is still alive and is part of a nationwide movement.
It was just last weekend that I was raising money for the American Cancer Society through Relay for Life. Our Relay raised over $100,000 and I am so excited to have been part of it.
But the reason I relay is for my son who was healed of cancer when he was 6. So, Alex’s Lemonade Stand is dear to me, too.
National Lemonade Days are coming up in about three weeks, June 6 to June 8. Held the weekend before Father's Day every June, this three day event is open to all who want to participate by holding their own fundraising stands or events.  
If you decide to do it quickly enough, Alex’s Lemonade Stand will also send you a free kit of materials including posters, balloons, coupons and more!  
So think about serving up some lemonade and helping fight childhood cancer at the same time. God Bless!

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