On Saturday, for celebrating the 10 years of Alexandra Scott’s first lemonade stand in Wynnewood, businesses and organizations from Delaware Valley and around placed their own lemonade stands in order to collect some money for childhood cancer research.
In the three-day event, i. e. from June 11-13, more than 10,000 participants assembled from across the nation for fundraising.
It has been posted on the website that Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation this year is working to collect $1 million, which will then be donated to childhood cancer research programs.
With the aim of raising $1,800, Christine Lattanze, owner of Christine’s Styling Salon, is the one at the top collecting the maximum amount individually.
Lattanze said that she was volunteering for the event as she lost three of her family members to the disease and that even the people at the salon have been passing through the same difficult phase.
On behalf of the entire team, she said that they want to do something for cancer and that helping the children was the best option they got, as to see little kids suffer from cancer “just breaks our hearts”.
Another participant, Assistant Director Emily Mucchetti of the Huntington Learning Center, said that the collection has been good this time. She added that as the institute assists children to “conquer school”, with this event they wanted to help “children conquer cancer”.