On behalf of the Office of Campus Involvement I would like to thank the Rutgers-Camden community for their help in raising $1000 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation this past academic year. We had numerous groups, clubs, organizations, Greeks and Residence Life help pour cups of lemonade, hot chocolate and hand out extra little sweets to those who donated.
“Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) shares the vision of our founder and creator, Alexandra “Alex” Scott—a cure for all children with cancer. In 2004 when Alex passed away at the age of eight—her stand and inspiration had raised more than $1 million towards finding a cure for the disease that took her life. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation was started by her parents in 2005 to continue the work that Alex began. Our mission is simple: to raise money for and awareness of childhood cancer causes—especially research into new treatments and cures—and to encourage and empower others, especially children, to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer.”
Since Alex set up her first lemonade stand in 2000—truly exemplifying the saying “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade”—we have raised more than $100 million. That money has helped to:
- Fund more than 475 cutting-edge research projects
- Create a travel program to help support families of children receiving treatment
- Develop resources to help people everywhere affected by childhood cancer
Together, the Rutgers-Camden community has exemplified the foundations’ mission, thank you all again for your time, efforts, enthusiasm and willingness to participate in this amazing cause!
“one cup at a time”