In an effort to join the battle against childhood cancer, Nokomis residents will host an Alex’s Lemonade Stand on Saturday, July 28 from 9am- 3pm at the Nokomis Beach Historical Pavilion, 100 Casey Key Road.
During the event, children plan on selling cups of ice cold lemonade from their giant lemonade stand. The event is held in honor of Alex Scott and all the children and families of Sarasota County fighting childhood cancer.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of supporters across the country carrying on her legacy of hope. To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charity, has raised more than $50 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 200 research projects nationally.