Posts Tagged ‘ Childhood ’
So Shave Dallas is only a fledgling when it comes to cancer groups, but one of the things we want to do is try to get the word out there about other organizations working to help with the fight against cancer. One group at the top of my list right now is the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. The foundation’s goal is fighting childhood cancer.
It was started by Alexandra Scott, a little girl who by her first birthday was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a type of childhood cancer. As she grew older, Alex told her parents she wanted to start a lemonade stand to raise money to help the doctors with their research so that they could “help other kids, like they helped me.” The first year of her Lemonade Stand, she ended up raising $2000.
Unfortunately in 2004, Alex passed away, but not before raising over $1, 000, 000 for cancer research due to others opening their own lemonade stands. Though Alex may be gone, and in a better place, her memory and work still live on through the foundation. Please take the time to check out the site. These people really are doing amazing work.Continue Reading »