Los Angeles Dads Group will join the effort to raise awareness and funds to battle childhood cancer by setting up an Alex’s Lemonade Stand on Saturday, June 11, 2016.
L.A. Dads Group is one of 5 outposts of the national City Dads Group network to host lemonade stands that day. Other chapters include City Dads Groups inChicago, Cleveland, Dallas, New York City, and Minneapolis-St. Paul. All money raised will be donated to the Alex Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) for its work funding research to find better treatments and cures for childhood cancer.
“This is a great opportunity for our members and their families across the country to come together for an excellent cause close to all of our hearts,” said Lance Somerfeld, co-founder of City Dads Group.
The stands are City Dads Group’s contribution to Alex’s Lemonade Days, a three-day national event. The event 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 over the same June weekend with an estimated 10,000 volunteers hosting more than 2,000 Alex’s Lemonade Stands around the nation making a difference for children with cancer. This year’s Alex’s Lemonade Days are set for June 10, 11 and 12.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charity, has raised more than $120 million to date toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding more than 550 pediatric cancer research projects nationally.
“Los Angeles City Dads Group is honored to partner with ALSF to shine a light on the need to fund pediatric cancer research,” said Trevor Mulligan, co-organizer of the L.A. Dads Group.
You can help Alex’s Lemonade Stand in Los Angeles by donating today at: www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/1223934. You can also help volunteer or recruit volunteers by emailing co-organizer Trevor Mulligan at email@example.com. Location details for the fundraising effort will be posted on the blog shortly.