In 2000, 4-year-old Alex Scott told her parents that she wanted to raise money to help kids who, like her, were facing childhood cancer—and that she was going to do it by holding a lemonade stand. And, she did.
Alex passed away in 2004, but her legacy continues. Since that first lemonade stand, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation has raised more than $50 million, funding more than 200 pediatric cancer research projects nationally. Each year, a lemonade stand is held in Alex's honor just a few blocks away from her home, at Penn Wynne Elementary School, which she attended.
The tradition continues this year, as Alex's "Original" Lemonade Stand comes to Penn Wynne Elementary (250 E Haverford Road, Wynnewood) on Saturday, June 9. The event celebrates the lives of those children who have been diagnosed with cancer, and looks to an eventual cure.
Schedule of Events
As per the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation website
10 a.m. - Alex’s "Original" Kick-off
11 a.m. - Philadelphia Postal Choir Performance
12 p.m. - Butterfly Release with Liz & Jay Scott, Alex's parents
1:30 p.m. – Special Performance
2 p.m. – Volvo Raffle Winner Drawn
2:45 p.m. – Other Raffle Winner Announcements
Free parking is available at the Kaiserman Jewish Community Center (JCC) located at 45 Haverford Road in Wynnewood, PA. From the JCC, transportation to and from Penn Wynne Elementary will be provided by Ride the Ducks.
See also: Photos from 2011's Alex's Original Lemonade Stand at Penn Wynne Elementary School.