In 2004, 8-year-old Alexandra “Alex” Scott passed away from neuroblastoma. But while bravely battling her cancer at age 4, Alex revealed her dream to start a lemonade stand to raise money to help find cures for childhood cancer. She raised $2,000 that year.
After she passed away, her family continued her inspiring legacy through Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. The foundation has raised $25 million for cancer research thus far, some of it from lemonade stands run by other children.
Liz Scott, Alex’s mother, has raised additional funds to fight cancer by auctioning off her famous lemon cookies. This year, the cookies raised $13,000 on the eve of what would have been Alex’s 13th birthday.
Recipe: Lemon cookies (on this page)
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