The fight against childhood cancer comes to Kansas City this weekend
The 11th year of Alex’s Lemonade Stand events will be happening this weekend here in Kansas City. Alex’s Lemonade Stand started back in 2000, after 4-year-old Alexandra "Alex" Scott built a lemonade stand to raise money to fight against cancer. Since then, Alex’s lemonade stand has turned into a national fundraising movement, raising more than $80 million towards defeating childhood cancer.
Kansas City has played a special role in Alex’s Lemonade Stand. Back in 2004, inspired by Alex’s story, 7-year-old Jacob Mozer, a fellow Kansas Citian with remission cancer, set up his own lemonade stand at his neighborhood Hy-Vee store in Blue Springs. Since 2004, Jacob’s efforts have expanded throughout Kansas City, helping to raise $900,000 for childhood cancer. It is the hope that this year that a goal of an additional $100,000 will be raised, to ultimately mark $1 million raised here in Kansas City.
Be on the lookout this weekend at 25 Hy-Vee locations throughout the local Kansas City metro area to help support Alex’s Lemonade Stand. The lemonade stands will be from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7, specifically at Hy-Vee locations in metro Kansas City, Lawrence, St. Joseph, Topeka and Manhattan.
For more information and exact locations participating, click here
- Kelly Urich