Alex’s Million Mile charity event
Sad fact alert: Every day, 36 kids are diagnosed with some form of childhood cancer.
Many of them come to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for their cancer treatment. One of them was a little girl named Alex Scott. Alex had neuroblastoma since she was a baby. When she was four, she decided to raise money to help kids in the hospital by putting up a lemonade stand in her front yard. News spread of the feisty and selfless child who wanted to give to her hospital to allow them to ‘help other kids, like they helped me.’ Eight year-old Alex passed away in 2004. That summer, over a million dollars was raised after news spread of her story.
To this day, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) continues to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer causes. Most of the funds are spent on medical research to find a cure. They have raised over $150 million dollars toward this goal. Importantly, they also host programs that help families affected by childhood cancer. The charity is rated very highly by charity watchdog programs. To find out more about ALSF and childhood cancer, visit www.Alexslemonade.org. ALSF donation and promotion runs deep in Philadelphia. Many businesses, big and small, contribute a percentage of their sales, host fundraising events, and spend their time voluteering for this foundation.
Thanks to my wonderful family, friends, and loyal Talks to Animals customers, and a BIG thanks to Volvo’s matched donation period, we raised $270 this year! A drop in the bucket compared to some, but I am very proud. As ALSF states, a $50 donation can help a family travel 400 miles to receive cancer treatment. So any little bit counts!
Again, THANK YOU SO MUCH if you donated this year!