Childhood cancer charity spotlight: Alex's Lemonade Stand

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We're excited to start a new series spotlighting some of our favorite foundations that also support children with cancer. First up: Alex's Lemonade Stand!

This foundation was started by a child who had cancer herself — the inspiring and adorable Alexandra Scott. Sweet Alex died of neuroblastoma in 2004, at the age of eight.

But for four years prior, Alex started a lemonade stand raising money for her local hospital, doctors and fellow children battling cancer. She told her mom she wanted to help other kids the way they helped her. By the age of eight her lemonade stands had gotten so much traction she managed to raise $1 million dollars for her cause.

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Alex's Lemonade Stand carried on after Alex passed away, and has continued to donate millions of dollars to childhood cancer research. This is a hugely important, because only 4 percent of funds from the National Cancer Institute go toward childhood cancer research.

Like us, Alex's Lemonade Stand believes in making a difference now — not just whenever a cure for cancer is found. We love that Alex's Lemonade Stand is one of the only national charities giving funds to pediatric oncology nursing research, which helps improve the quality of care and life the children have as they battle cancer.


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