Did you know that every year an estimated 263,000 children under the age of 20 are diagnosed with cancer worldwide? Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 15 in the U.S. Yet, less then 5% of the government’s funding for cancer research is dedicated to childhood cancer. Those are some scary statistics!
One way to help is through organizations like Alex’s Lemonade Stand, which raises money to help fund research for childhood cancer. They also provided resources for children fighting cancer and their families. This organization was started by a young kid, Alex, who had cancer and started selling lemonade to raise money to find a cure. Her legacy lives on as people all across the country can now host their own lemonade stands and donate the money they raise as well!
We will be hosting our lemonade stand during the National Lemonade Days event, which takes place June 6 – 8 and you can, too! You can sign up to host your own lemonade stand, and they send you a kit with everything you need! I was sent my kit already and here’s what it looks like:
It contains a bunch of stuff to help me with my stand including signs to promote my stand, informational materials to hand out, a children’s book about how it all started and even balloons and bracelets to decorate with! It also comes with a coupon for free lemonade to kick start the process!
The kit also comes with this huge sign to hang on your stand so people walking by will know to stop and check it out!
You can host your own lemonade stand by simply going to Alex’s Lemonade Stand’s website and signing up! After you sign up you will be able to share your fundraising page with your family and friends through email, Facebook and Twitter. You will also receive your lemonade stand kit in the mail soon after!
The National Lemonade Days event takes place from June 6 -8, where lemonade stands will be hosted nationwide, so the sooner you sign up, the sooner you can receive your kit and get your stand ready!
If you don’t want to host your own stand, but you still want to help out, you can go to my fundraising page to donate to Alex’s Lemonade Stand!
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