Students' lemonade stand nets $1,000-plus to fight kids' cancer
The second grade class at Assumption Catholic School raised more than $1,000 for children's cancer research during the past school year by operating a monthly lemonade stand during school lunch periods, the school announced.
Students in Kathy Arnade's class made a donation of $1,050 to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose supporters raise money is various ways -- including operatring lemonade stands.
The foundation is named for the late Alexandra "Alex" Scott, a Connecticut girl who was diagnosed with a rare form of children's cancer at age one. At age 4, she began operating a lemonade stand in her Manchester front yard to raise research money, according to the foundation's website. She died in 2004 at age 8.
The Assumption students made the lemonade and took shifts staffing the stand, which operated once a month in the cafeteria, the school said. They asked students and teachers to contribute whatever they could for a glass.
The foundation is based in Pennsylvania and says it has raised $60 million since its inception and has awarded to grants to about 300 research teams.
For information on hosting a lemonade stand or donating to the foundation, visit www.AlexsLemonade.org.