Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Million Mile will be held September 1 – 30, 2020. This is a national virtual event to coincide with Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Like other virtual events, there is no “location” for the Million Mile – everyone does their thing wherever they are. Nor is it a race. This is a month – long exercise where participants log their running, walking, biking, dog-walking or sauntering miles for the 30 days of September.
Solicit pledges and donations from neighbors and friends to support your efforts and at the end of the month, your mileage, along with everyone else’s will hopefully reach a million miles and raise a lot of money for ALSF !
To find out all the details or to register go here: https://www.alexslemonade.org/campaign/the-million-mile-2020.
Proceeds from the Million Mile will benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation whose mission is to fund impactful research, raise awareness, support families and empower everyone to help cure childhood cancer.
Thank you to these generous national sponsors:
1996 – 2004
So little space between those dates. Too few years to live a life. But that was all Alexandra Scott had to work with.
See how she used them.
At age nine months Alex, as she was known, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a form of childhood cancer.
At age one, defying her doctors’ best judgment, Alex learned to walk first with leg braces, and then without.
She improved for a time, but then relapsed. We know cancer can do that.
While hospitalized for stem cell treatment, Alex had a notion. “When I get out, I want to have a lemonade stand” to raise money so doctors could “help other kids the way they helped me.”
At age four, Alex and her brother did have a lemonade stand ,and that summer raised an astonishing $2,000.
Word spread about this determined little girl and her selfless quest. Others built stands and sold lemonade in her name.
When Alex passed away at age eight the movement she started had raised $1 million dollars.
The following year her parents formed the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF).
During September, which is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, they are hosting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Million Mile, a virtual event, to raise money to battle childhood cancer.
Here’s how it works. Folks like us walk, run, bike or saunter, wherever we live, and we keep track of the mileage. Get friends, colleagues and bar buddies to sponsor your efforts. By month’s end hopefully a million miles will have been logged and lots of money raised for ALSF.
Find all of the details about Million Mile at http://sportingacause.com/event/alexs-lemonade-s…ion-million-mile/
And if , in your travels, you happen upon a lemonade stand in the coming weeks, stop and buy a cup- whether you like lemonade or not.