Dreamkids Kindergarten is partnering with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation this year in the fight against childhood cancer. We are holding a fundraising event on 1 July 2017 at East Coast Park. Please consider supporting our efforts to raise much-needed funds and awareness for innovative research projects working to develop better treatments, and ultimately, cures for all childhood cancers.
A little background on Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation if you haven’t heard of them – Alexandra “Alex” Scott founded Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation on what seemed to be a simple concept. In the year 2000, when Alex was just 4-years-old and battling neuroblastoma, she told her parents that she wanted to have a lemonade stand in her front yard. She surprised everyone when she announced her plan to donate the money from the stand to “her hospital” to help the doctors find a cure for all kids with cancer.
As Alex fought her own cancer, she also continued to hold yearly lemonade stands to benefit childhood cancer research. News of Alex, a sick child helping other sick children, spread far and wide. People from all over the world were inspired by her story and decided to help Alex in her quest to find a cure by holding their own lemonade stands and donating the money to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. In August of 2004, Alex passed away at the age of 8, knowing that, with the help of others, she had raised more than $1 million to help find a cure for all kids with cancer.
Since Alex’s very first stand in 2000, more than $140 million has been raised for childhood cancer research! Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation has funded over 690 research projects in more than 129 leading pediatric cancer hospitals throughout the United States and Canada.
They are committed to ensuring Alex’s legacy continues through Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and hope that you will support the efforts of Dreamkids Kindergarten. Please follow up with Ellie Paparone at E.Paparone@AlexsLemonade.org should you have additional questions.
Dreamkids Kindergarten‘s goal is to raise S$2000.00 and more. Do come and support us on these dates:
Date: 1 July 2017
Time: 9am – 11am
Venue: Marine Cove (East Coast Park)