In an effort to raise funds and awareness of childhood cancer, the Madigan family of St. Michael will host their third annual Alex’s Lemonade Stand 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.
Eight-year-old Josh and 10-year-old Liz Madigan, with the
help of their parents and grandparents, will hold their annual lemonade stand
complete with lemonade, cookies and brownies at 4609 Melina Court NE in St.
Michael, according to Alex's
Lemonade Stand Foundation.
“We do it because we care about fighting cancer. No one
deserves cancer, and we want to help find a cure for it,” the siblings shared
on the Alex’s Lemonade
Stand Fountain webpage.
Their goal is to raise $175. Donations are also accepted online, according
to the Foundation.
Alex's Lemonade Stand
Foundation (ALSF) started from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer
patient Alexandra “Alex”
Scott (1996-2004) of Connecticut. In 2000, four-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. To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered
501(c)3 charity, has raised more than $60 million, funding over 300 research
projects nationally, according to the organization.