NYC Dads Group sweetens the fight against pediatric cancer next month by joining City Dads Group chapters across the country to raise money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF).
Local dads will set up a stand at 3 p.m., June 5, at Ruppert Tower Street Corner, at 1601 Third Ave., in Manhattan., to sell lemonade for $1 a cup. All proceeds go to ALSF, a national nonprofit that works to fund research into better treatments and cures for childhood cancer.
NYC Dads Group previously raised funds through an Alex’s Lemonade Stand in 2016, but this year’s model should be even tastier, thanks to our ongoing partnership with Plum Organics. The nation’s leading organic baby food brand is helping our chapters out with supplies for their stands, and will provide snacks and samples for patrons.
- Boston – June 8
- Charlotte – June 4
- Chicago – June 9
- Dallas – June 9
- Fresno, Calif. – June 7
- Kansas City – June 2
- Los Angeles– June 10
- Madison, Wisc. – June 8
- Portland, Ore. – June 9
- San Francisco – June 2
- Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul), Minn – June 2
The stands are City Dads Group’s contribution to Alex’s Lemonade Days, a national event. It grew from an initial front yard lemonade stand set up in 2000 by Alexandra “Alex” Scott, a 4-year-old Pennsylvania girl with neuroblastoma. Her first stand raised $2,000 and received national attention.
Since Alex’s 2004 death, “Alex’s Lemonade Days” are held every year in June with an estimated 10,000 volunteers hosting more than 2,000 stands around the nation. The registered 501(c)3 charity, has raised more than $150 million to date toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding more than 550 pediatric cancer research projects nationally.