Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Student Senate Raises $2,000 for Cancer Research

Last weekend, the student senate hosted an Alex's Lemonade stand on campus and raise $2,000 for the fight against childhood cancer.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation grew out of the front yard lemonade stand started by AlexandraScott, a pediatric cancer patient. In 2000, at the age of four, Alex opened her first annual lemonade stand with high hopes of raising money for pediatric cancer causes, specifically research into a cure. Since that time she held an annual lemonade stand in her front yard and inspired others to donate money to her cause. After fighting her own battle with cancer for over seven years, she died peacefully at home in August of 2004. At the time of her death, she had raised over $1,000,000 for pediatric cancer research and, amazingly, was only eight years old. Her legacy continues through Alex' s Lemonade Stand Foundation. With the help of tens of thousands of volunteers who hold stands to help the cause, the donors who give, and our generous sponsors, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation has raised over $18 million for childhood cancer research.
Alex's Lemonade is now being sold in the Sarazen Student Union.

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