Our exceptional children's classrooms here at Southwest are having our 9th annual lemonade stand and silent auction in June 2020, Date TBA from 10:30am-1:00pm outside of the cafeteria. We raise money for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), which is named after a little girl who suffered with cancer.8th Annual ALSF Web Page (new page coming soon for our event)
Alexandra "Alex" Scott was born to Liz and Jay Scott in Manchester, Connecticut on January 18, 1996. Shortly before her first birthday, Alex was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a type of childhood cancer. The day after her fourth birthday, Alex received a stem cell transplant and informed her mother, "when I get out of the hospital I want to have a lemonade stand." She said she wanted to give the money to doctors to allow them to "help other kids, like they helped me." True to her word, she held her first lemonade stand later that year with the help of her older brother and raised an amazing $2,000 for "her hospital." While bravely battling her own cancer, Alex and her family continued to hold yearly lemonade stands in her front yard to benefit childhood cancer research. Alex passed away at the age of 8, knowing that, with the help of others, she had raised more than $1 million to help find a cure for the disease that took her life.The children in our exceptional children's classrooms (EC-Pre-K 3 & 4 year classes, Readiness, Core 1 and Core 2) learn about helping others while working on their social skills, math skills, language skills, and functional communication skills in doing this project, selling lemonade. In the first eight years our students from Southwest raised over $43,000 to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Every year Southwest has a school-wide service focus. Our lemonade stand goes along with this theme.
If you would like to make a donation for our silent auction or volunteer for June 2020 event please contact Maria Vernon firstname.lastname@example.org Any an all donations are appreciated and accepted! We raise money for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (501c3) from the lemonade stand and silent auction and we need lots of donations and volunteers to have another successful event.Lemonade Stand Links:EC students were nominated for kindness award2013 News Storyhttp://myfox8.com/2013/06/06/clemmons-elementary-school-hosts-lemonade-stand-to-raise-money-for-childhood-cancer/2015 News Story2015 News Articleshttp://www.camelcitydispatch.com/southwest-elementary-hosts-alexs-lemonade-stand-for-pediatric-cancer-research-0351/2019 https://www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/1566795 $11,322 raised2018 https://www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/1566795 $10,352 raised2017 https://www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/1566795 $7,022 raised2016 https://www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/1566795 $5,926 raised2015 http://www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/1122159 $4,100 raised2014 http://www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/1114033 $2,881 raised2013 http://www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/111227 $844 raised2012 http://www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/83592 $706 raised