Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Celebrates 20 Years of Fighting Pediatric Cancer

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

WYNNEWOOD, PA — This June, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) marks the 20th anniversary of Lemonade Days. Since its inception in 2004, the event has raised over $20.5 million through more than 30,000 lemonade stands across the country. This year, ALSF aims to have stands in all 50 states, extending the event throughout the entire month.

Lemonade Days began with Alex Scott, a young girl diagnosed with neuroblastoma. At age four, Alex started a lemonade stand to fund cancer research. Despite her passing in 2004 at age eight, her initiative has blossomed into a nationwide movement. Over the past two decades, ALSF has raised over $300 million, funding more than 1,500 research projects at nearly 150 institutions worldwide.

“Seeing my daughter Alex’s vision come to life ten-fold is both surreal and a blessing,” said Liz Scott, Co-Executive Director of ALSF and Alex’s mother. “What started as a simple lemonade stand has grown into a movement raising millions for childhood cancer research. We are deeply grateful to those who make Lemonade Days a success year after year.”

The 20th anniversary of Lemonade Days highlights ALSF’s pivotal role in pediatric cancer research. The foundation inspires hope, raises awareness, and funds groundbreaking research that saves lives. Hosting a lemonade stand during this event supports ALSF’s mission and celebrates the resilience of childhood cancer survivors and their families, embodying Alex Scott’s enduring vision.

Participants are encouraged to share their experiences on social media using #LemonadeDays, amplifying survivor stories and raising awareness. This anniversary not only commemorates two decades of dedication but also renews the commitment to fighting pediatric cancer and supporting affected families.

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