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Today in Peoria, Arizona, P.J. Bartos is hosting his 7th annual lemonade stand to raise funds and awareness for the fight against childhood cancer.
P.J. served lemonade from his first stand in his driveway on President’s Day 2009, when he was just six years old. He raised $1,318 that year. He then set a goal to raise $50,000 by the time he graduates from high school, and he’s well over half way there.
P.J.’s lemonade stand is part of a bigger movement—Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charity dedicated to realizing Alexandra “Alex” Scott’s dream of eradicating childhood cancer. So far, Alex’s Lemonade Stand has raised more than $100 million toward fulfilling her dream. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation has helped fun more than 475 pediatric cancer research projects nationally.
When she was just one, Alex was diagnosed with cancer. Sadly, Alex died in 2004 from Neuroblastoma, but her dream lives on in children (and adults) around the country. To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand has raised more than $100 million toward fulfilling her dream, and has funded more than 475 pediatric cancer research projects.
Learn more about how you can get involved here.