In an effort to raise funds and awareness for the fight against childhood cancer, 8-year-old Childhood Cancer Hero Ally Hennessey and her sister Lily will host an Alex’s Lemonade Stand on Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 8 AM – 2 PM at Wildwood Subdivision, 565 Ironwood Way, Saline, MI 48176.
Ally was diagnosed at age 2 with an optic pathway glioma. It is an inoperable brain tumor that is slowly diminishing her eyesight. Ally has received chemotherapy since she was 3-years-old. The Hennessey family knows how little funding childhood cancer research receives. They decided to host a lemonade stand so they could raise money to help Ally and many of her friends - some of whom have passed away after battling cancer.
Ally’s lemonade stand will take place during the Wildwood Subdivision neighborhood garage sale. The Hennessey family is inviting shoppers and sellers alike to stop by, cool off and hopefully raise awareness of the need for childhood cancer research. They aim to raise $400. For more information visit Ally’s Pals Facebook page.
WHAT: ALLY’S PALS ALEX’S LEMONADE STAND
WHEN: SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2016. 8 AM – 2 PM
WHERE: WILDWOOD SUBDIVISION 565 IRONWOOD WAY, SALINE, MI 48176
About Childhood Cancer
Childhood cancer is a general term used to describe cancer in children occurring regularly, randomly and sparing no ethnic group, socioeconomic class, or geographic region. Childhood cancer extends to over a dozen types of cancers and a countless amount of subtypes. Just a few of these cancer types include: Ewing’s sarcoma, glioma, leukemia, lymphoma, medulloblastoma, neuroblastoma, osteosarcoma, retinoblastoma, rhabdomyosarcoma and Wilm’s tumor. In the United States, childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 15. Every day, approximately 250 kids around the world die from cancer, accounting for 91,250 losing their lives to the disease every year.
About Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
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 $120 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 550 pediatric cancer research projects nationally. For more information on Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, visit AlexsLemonade.org.