Every day 700 children worldwide are diagnosed with cancer. Alexandra “Alex” Scott was one of those children. She was diagnosed with neuroblastoma before her first birthday. At age four she opened up a lemonade stand and raised $2000 for childhood cancer research. When Alex passed away in 2004 at age eight, her efforts had raised $1 million.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) has currently raised over $150 million for childhood cancer research and has funded more than 800 research projects at 135 institutions.