This year, TU-AMA had the opportunity to volunteer at the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) Lemon Run for the first time. Eight members, along with the Fox Business Honors Student Association, worked with the ALSF staff to help with tasks such as setting up, directing runners along the course, and greeting runners at the finish line with water. The event raised close to $300,000 that will be used to fund pediatric cancer research. TU-AMA is planning on continuing to volunteer and raise money for the foundation throughout the academic year.
The Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is a national non-profit founded by Alex Scott and her parents, Jay and Liz Scott. Alex was diagnosed with neuroblastoma prior to her first birthday. She had her first lemonade stand at the age of four, where she requested that the money earned go towards pediatric cancer research. From there on out, Alex hosted many lemonade stands and encouraged others across the country to raise money for cancer research as well. Unfortunately, Alex passed away after her long battle with cancer at the age of eight.
Alex’s legacy continues to live on through the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Since her passing, ALSF has raised over $150 million to fund pediatric cancer research. TU-AMA had the pleasure to hear Jay Scott speak about ALSF and Alex’s legacy at a Friday speaker session last year. At this speaker session, members presented Jay with a $1,250 check for the foundation. TU-AMA expects to another donation towards the foundation at the end of this school year.