2013-07-23 / Front Page

Camping Enthusiasts To Help Fight Kids’ Cancer With Lemonade Stand

In an effort to join the battle against childhood cancer, camping enthusiasts who are taking part in the Crossroads of America 2013 Tour will host an Alex’s Lemonade Stand at McCormick’s Creek State Park campsite #38 from Thursday, July 25 through Sunday, July 28.

Members of six chapters of the Tearjerkers organization, a group of camping enthusiasts that began with camp trailers appropriately entitled Teardrop Trailers, will come together during this large gathering. Campers from 48 states will gather together, totaling more than 100 campers in all. As part of their gathering, the campers will work to raise funds and awareness for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation through a lemonade stand and other events.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fund-raising movement, complete with thousands of supporters across the country carrying on her legacy of hope. To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charity, has raised more than $55 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 250 research projects nationally.

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