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Taking a stand.

Alex Scott, 8, has been fighting a super-aggressive cancer, called neuroblastoma, since birth ... but she doesn't let that sour her spirit. At age 4, Alex opened a lemonade stand to raise money for the hospital that treated her. At 50 cents a cup, she raked in $2,000, which she donated to Connecticut Children's Medical Center. In 2001, Alex's family moved to Pennsylvania to explore further treatment options at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Alex set up a stand and raised $600--just a drop in the bucket compared to the donations she was about to make. The following summer, Alex set up yet another lemonade stand in honor of her friend Toiressa, who had lost the battle to neuroblastoma ... and made a whopping $18,000. Alex donated all of it, in Toiressa's name, to the hospital. In June 2003, even in the pouring rain, Alex managed to raise an additional $15,000 for her cause. As word got around, she received a cool $25,000 from Kellogg's and now has hundreds of sponsored lemonade stands throughout the country--at least one in every state. So far, these stands have made over $200,000! Alex has a goal of a cool $1 million, and she could use your ade, er, aid! Go to alexslemonade.com to learn how you can set up a stand.
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Title Annotation:Short Stuff; cancer patient Alex Scott raises funds through lemonade stand
Publication:Girls' Life
Geographic Code:1U8CO
Date:Aug 1, 2004
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