Sweet Givers

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a nonprofit dedicated to finding cures for all kids with cancer, invites volunteers across the country to take a “stand” against childhood cancer when Alex’s Lemonade Days returns June 3-11.

Local childhood cancer hero family, the Bowies of Sandy Springs, participated in their first Lemonade Days in 2016. They raised more than $3,800. The Bowies will host another Lemonade Days stand again in 2017 in honor of Burke. Five-year-old Burke was diagnosed at age 3 with stage IV high-risk neuroblastoma. He is currently in his last phase of treatment and has been in remission since April 2016. Around June, he will hopefully be enrolled in a clinical trial to protect him from further relapse.

Alex’s Lemonade Days is a national volunteer fundraiser commemorating ALSF founder, 8-year-old Alexandra “Alex” Scott’s challenge to help her raise $1 million for childhood cancer cures, one cup of lemonade at a time. Volunteers are invited to host lemonade stands during the first full week of June to continue Alex’s mission and bring renewed attention to the fight against childhood cancer. Since 2004, more than 24,000 Lemonade Days stands have been held nationally, raising more than $13 million.

For more information visit AlexsLemonadeDays.org.