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The Founding of a Foundation


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Learn about the history of ALSF and how it started from a little girl's dream to fund a cure for childhood cancer with a lemonade stand.

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The Founding of a Foundation

  1. 1. H O W A L E X S C O T T G R E W A F R O N T - Y A R D L E M O N A D E S T A N D I N T O A W O R L D - R E N O W N E D N O N - P R O F I T C H A R I T Y . The Founding of a Foundation
  2. 2.  Alexandra “Alex” Scott was born on January 18th, 1996.  Before her first birthday, Alex was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a form of pediatric cancer.  In 2000, neuroblastoma had not yet been defeated, as doctors discovered newly emerged tumors.  During a stem cell transplant in 2000- when she was four- Alex asked to hold a front-yard lemonade stand with hope to “help other kids.”
  3. 3. Her lemonade stand raised an astounding $2,000.00 that day. Alex’s journey to find a cure, began quicker than anyone could imagine.
  4. 4. A sad summer day sounded the end of Alex’s reign as the lemonade queen. On August 1, 2004, Alex passed away. Alex raised over a million dollars towards finding a cure for pediatric cancer.
  5. 5.  Favorite Sport: Soccer  Favorite Colors: Purple & Blue  Favorite Animal: Penguin  Favorite Activity: Making stuff/designing clothes  Favorite Part of School: Absolutely Everything  Favorite Book: Junie B .Jones and Little House on the Prairie Series
  6. 6. In 2005, Alex’s parents, Liz and Jay, created Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation with a very simple mission: To raise money for and bring awareness to childhood cancer causes, and to fund research into treatments and cures.
  7. 7. Alex’s wish is being fulfilled through the hearts of people everywhere. Today, there are countless sponsors, fundraisers, events, races, telethons that are held to help raise money in hopes of unveiling Alex’s ultimate wish: finding a cure and helping those like her. A few of the many sponsors…
  8. 8. Here are some of the newest and annual fundraisers and events supporting ALSF.
  9. 9. Since 2000, ALSF has raised more than 60 million dollars funding… When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.
  10. 10. Help Alex raise even more money for childhood cancer research and treatments by donating at: