About This Billboard
Alexandra Scott was born on Jan. 18, 1996, to her parents, Jay and Liz. At first, the family faced the usual ups and downs of infancy. Their world changed forever when, two days before Alex’s first birthday, she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, an aggressive childhood cancer.
The next few years became a whirlwind of doctor and hospital visits. When Alex was four, she was inspired to have a lemonade stand with the goal of raising money to help "her hospital." In July 2000, Alex donated more than $2,000 in lemonade-stand sales to Connecticut Children's Medical Center.
Alex and her family moved to Philadelphia in early 2001 to pursue new treatment options. She continued her lemonade stand, and during her third year she raised $20,000 for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in honor of her friend Toireasa, who had recently lost her battle with neuroblastoma.
In 2004, Alex set a goal of raising $1 million for her lemonade fund. With the help of friends, family and strangers who hosted lemonade stands in all 50 states and a few other countries, Alex's goal was met.
Sadly, on Aug. 1, 2004, Alex passed away, but not before she had set another goal: to raise $5 million for pediatric cancer research in 2005.
While Alex’s personal fight is over, her mission lives on. Today, with the support of her parents and her brothers Patrick, Eddie and Joey, the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is a registered nonprofit foundation. To date, ALSF has raised more than $60 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding more than 300 research projects nationally—and continuing as a living testament to the inspiration one young girl provided.
Inspiration. Pass It On!
This billboard about Inspiration features Alexandra Scott (1996-2004); Founder of Alex's Lemonade StandFoundation.
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Wow. That is amazing for a little kid to be able to do all of that.
Cassia Reyes, The Outer Provinces
this is really sweet I love it
nicest person on earth she also thought
about everybody not just about her
so much courage
anonymous , dallas tx.
She is amazing. This is very deep.
what a lovable kid
That is very touching!
this is the most amazing thing I have seen and she has proven that the littlest can make a difference
this is so sad! she worked so hard to raise money to help others who have cancer to have a better life. the saddest part is that it wasn't enough to help her battle with cancer.
this is so so so sad she was really inspired to do this she must have tried really hard to do this
It's so inspiring to hear these stories about these children who have cancer, yet they raise all this money to fight other's and their own cancer. To Alex!
This is so sad Alex's you are awesome 60M my she live on
Kudos to Alex!!!!!
Values.com is awesome!!!!