Pediatric cancer is in the sights of City Dads Group this June as we team with the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) to raise money to help find a cure.
City Dads Group chapters in a dozen cities from coast-to-coast will set up stands between June 2 and 10 to sell lemonade and take donations to go to the national nonprofit’s work funding research to find better treatments and cures for childhood cancer.
Details, including times and locations for each group’s event this year, will be made available on the City Dads Group’s ALSF fundraising page or on the group’s Meetup page (see list below).
City Dads Group previously raised funds with Alex’s Lemonade Stand in 2016, but this year’s model should be even sweeter 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
- New York City – June 5
- 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 Alex’s Lemonade 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.