Friday, December 31, 2010

SPOTLIGHT CANCER Charity of the Day….. Alex’s Lemonade Stand

SPOTLIGHT CANCER Charity of the Day….. Alex’s Lemonade Stand

While we encounter hundreds of cancer charities in our work, few inspire us more than Alex’s Lemonade Stand. (Found here at and on Twitter at )Many of you may already know the story of how a girl named Alexandra “Alex” Scott not only created a fundraising opportunity to fight cancer but a global movement in the process, but if you don't....

Alex was diagnosed with cancer before the age on one. When she was four she convinced her parents to set up a front-yard lemonade stand. Remarkably, the stand helped raise $2,000 in one day to help doctors fight cancer…all initiated by Alex.

In 2004, Alex passed away at the age of eight. Her drive, spirit, and determination have inspired a movement that has helped Alex’s Lemonade raise more than 35 million to help fight cancer, 12 million alone coming from the sale of lemonade.

While we were never fortunate to meet Alex we feel connected to her work in so many ways. The movement that Alex helped create was simply AMAZING, and I’m sure those who knew this young source of inspiration, would call her the same….AMAZING ALEX.

Click on the video below to learn of Alex's story and see how she has inspired so many……

As 2010 begins to wind down, we reflect on the amazing work of individuals and organizations who are in the fight to abolish cancer. We also get inspired by the work of such great organizations like Alex's Lemonade Stand with the hope of a cure for 2011.

Please visit their web site or Twitter feed and join Alex in the fight.

"Power of the People, Through Twitter, to @abolishcancer"!

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