"Go Gold" for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September.
There are all kinds of ways you can help. You can update your social media profile, learn the facts about childhood cancer or help organzations dedicated to eliminating childhood cancer, including Alex's Lemonade Stand. The charity was created by Alex Scott of Manchester. According to the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, Alex was diagnosed with childhood cancer shortly after her first birthday. By her 4th birthday, while still battling the disease, she came up with the idea to start a lemonade stand to "help other kids" and "find a cure for all children with cancer." News of the lemonade stand spread, and other children started their own stands to raise money for Alex's Lemonade Stand. Sadly, Alex died when she was 8 years old, but her legacy is saving lives. Since its inception, the charity has raised more than $100 million for childhood cancer research.
I had the priviledge of chatting with Alex's mom, Liz about some events in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Starting today, ALSF is kicking off Alex's Million Mile. It's a month long free event that represents the distance parents of children battling cancer travel for treatments. All you have to do is sign up on this website and log your running, walking or biking months this month to fundraise. The goal is to reach 1 million miles with the help of participants across the country.
Later this month, the Union Street Tavern in Windsor will hold their annual Tavern Trot to raise money for Alex's Lemonade Stand. Both Liz Scott and her husband grew up there. For more information on the September 20th event, click here.