Royals Wives host Alex’s Lemonade Stand fundraiser
Today (Sunday) is a warm day at The K – a perfect afternoon for a nice, cool lemonade! Jamie Gordon, wife of Alex, led the Royals Wives in hosting a fundraiser for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which supports childhood cancer research.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). In 2000, four-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since then, the foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement. For more information on ALSF, visit AlexsLemonade.org.
In 2004, after hearing about Alex Scott’s efforts, Kansas Citian Jacob Mozer, a seven-year-old in remission from cancer, wanted to do the same and had his first lemonade stand at the Hy-Vee store in Blue Springs, Mo. His effort now includes more than 600 volunteers participating in lemonade stands at all Hy-Vee stores in greater Kansas City, St. Joseph, Mo., and Lawrence, Topeka and Manhattan, Kan. Now in its 11th year, the Kansas City regional effort to fight childhood cancer has raised $1 million.