Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Lemonade stand makes life a little sweeter - Features

Lemonade stand makes life a little sweeter - Features: "emonade stands are a favorite pastime for budding entrepreneurs, though most profits end up going toward piggy-bank savings accounts.

But Alex Scott - who was diagnosed with cancer in 1997, just two days before her first birthday - ended up donating her money to pediatric cancer research.

By the time she was 8 years old, lemonade stands that she and others operated raised almost $1 million.

'Obviously Alex proved that every girl can make a difference,' says Liz Scott, Alex's mother. 'Her little 4-year-old self managed to raise a million dollars in her lifetime.'

What began as one lemonade stand grew into a franchise-like organization. Though Alex Scott passed away in 2004, her philanthropy lives on and has inspired a national effort.

Liz Scott now works full time with Alex's Lemonade Stand, a national organization that raises money like Alex did - by selling lemonade."

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