The Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation 2015 Alex’s Million Mile ― Run.Walk.Ride Raises $600,000 and Counting
The Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation 3rd annual month-long event to increase awareness of and raise funds for childhood cancer research was a huge success. The goal of this worldwide event was to collectively run, walk, and/or cycle one million miles ― and beyond. A total of 963,966 miles were traveled in September. The $600,000, and counting, that was raised will fund about 12,000 hours of childhood cancer research.
Why one million miles? One million miles is two round-trips to the moon but less than 5 miles for each child affected by childhood cancer this year, worldwide. In the United States, childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children under 15 years of age.
The inspiration behind Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004), who was diagnosed with a rare form of childhood cancer called neuroblastoma before her first birthday. Alex had a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer and ultimately had an ambitious goal of $1 million. With the help of other children and adults, she reached that goal.
About The Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
The Foundation’s research projects are making a difference for children with cancer. The Foundation chooses projects that are likely to make critical contributions to current pediatric cancer research and play a part in bringing the latest, most promising lifesaving treatments to seriously ill children. Since 2006, The Foundation has awarded more than 500 grants for childhood cancer research.
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