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May 12, 2008 – Texas Children’s Cancer Center
by Corbin B.P. Dodge
Fighting Childhood Cancer One Cup at a Time’ is the mission of the Alex’s Lemonade Stand foundation, which began as a lemonade stand in the front yard of a young cancer patient, Alex Scott. Four-year old Alexandra “Alex” set up a lemonade stand in her front yard to help her doctors find a cure for cancer. By age eight, Alex had raised over $1 million dollars to help fight childhood cancer. Since then, there have been over 8,000 lemonade stands held across the country; her family and supporters have gathered together to develop the driveway lemonade stand, into a non-profit charity that has raised over $18 million dollars since its creation.
Jay Scott, Executive Director of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, is pictured with the TXCH recipients of Alex’s Lemonade Stand funding. Scott recently visited the Texas Children’s Cancer Center faculty and met with faculty and researchers who have benefitted from the grant funding from this distinctive organization.
Researchers and faculty at Texas Children’s Cancer Center have benefitted greatly from the support of this foundation. They are committed to the same research and treatment cures that Alex’s Lemonade Stand raises awareness of, and day-by-day the researchers at Texas Children’s move closer toward their goal to find a cure for all pediatric cancers.
“Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation has provided critically needed funding to some of our most talented and innovative childhood cancer researchers. This has helped us rapidly translate laboratory breakthroughs into new therapies for our young patients,” said Dr. David G. Poplack, Director of the Texas Children’s Cancer Center. “The Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Grants Program is helping researchers throughout the country move closer to the day when a cure is a reality for all children with cancer.”
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation has benefitted the Texas Children’s Cancer Center one cup at a time.