A week before her first birthday in 1997, Alexandra Scott was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. While going through treatments for her cancer, she decided that she wanted to help raise money for her doctors so they could help other children with cancer. She held her first lemonade stand in her front yard at the age of four and the story of the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation began.
While bravely battling her own cancer, Alex and her family continued to hold yearly lemonade stands in her front yard to benefit childhood cancer research. News spread of the remarkable sick child dedicated to helping other sick children. People from all over the world, moved by her story, held their own lemonade stands and donated the proceeds to Alex and her cause.
In August of 2004, Alex passed away at the age of 8, knowing that, with the help of others, she had raised more than $1 million to help find a cure for the disease that took her life. Alex's family - including brothers Patrick, Eddie, and Joey - and supporters around the world are committed to continuing her inspiring legacy through Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, which is one of the largest charities supporting pediatric cancer research in the United States
Alex's Lemonade Stand for Life is the exciting partnership between Volvo and Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF). Over seven years ago, Volvo met Alex Scott, an amazing young girl, and joined in her thirst to help fund a cure for pediatric cancer. Alex's courage and ingenuity were the inspiration for the Volvo for Life Butterfly Award. Her legacy is very much alive.
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation is dedicated to realizing Alex's dream of eradicating childhood cancer. Donate to ALSF and help us bring life changing and lifesaving treatments to more children with cancer. To date, ALSF has funded more than 300 cutting-edge research projects at more than 75 institutions. In addition, ALSF is able to provide financial and educational resources to families through our childhood cancer programs. Our impact is powered by your generosity and dedication to our cause.