I have a small child at home as everyone know. My blog is based on my daughter, Peyton. When I read articles about children fighting cancer I am so grateful that I have a healthy child. No child should have to endure the pain and treatments to win a cancer battle. They should be outside playing and having fun. Enjoying their childhood. But for some, they spend their days in hospitals enduring chemotherapy or various treatment plans to try and win the battle against cancer.
This year we are participating in Alex’s Lemonade Stand. Alexandra (Alex) Flynn Scott was an amazing child who lived with neuroblastoma, a type of childhood cancer, and passed away at the age of 8. Alex didn’t spend time feeling sorry for herself. She lived life to the fullest and wanted to give back. She wanted to help raise money so that other children could receive help when dealing with childhood cancer. So she created Alex’s Lemonade Stand. Her goal was to raise $1 million dollars and she did. Now, every year, during the second weekend in June people all over the country set up Alex’s Lemonade Stands and raise money in her memory to help fight childhood cancer.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand is a great cause. And they encourage everyone to help. In my opinion it’s a great way to teach our children about giving back and helping out other. For me it’s a way to show my gratitude for having a healthy child and to help raise fund to research and fight childhood cancer. If you would like to participate in Alex’s Lemonade Stand mark you calendar for the second weekend in June. Families all over the country will be participating. And to help you have the best lemonade stand on the block Alex’s Lemonade Days would like to help by sending you a kit. Be sure to sign up by June 5th so your kit arrives in time. There are also some great coloring pages to help advertise your stand.