The fight against childhood cancer comes to Kansas City this weekend
by Kelly Urich,posted Jun 3 2014 7:57AM
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