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Monkey Joe’s Copperfield Crossing Supports ALSF

Posted on May 26, 2016

Do you know a child who goes above and beyond to help others? Someone who puts the needs of their community before their own and whose purpose in life is to give back and make a difference in the world? Young Alexandra “Alex” Scott committed her life to helping others and her story is nothing short of remarkable. This little girl created a foundation to raise money and awareness for children fighting her similar battle with childhood cancer. During the month of June, Monkey Joe’s proudly partners with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to do their part in raising awareness and helping to find a cure to this life threatening disease.

How did Alex’s Lemonade Stand begin?

By the age of 4, Alexandra Scott had already been battling her cancer diagnosis for some time. It was at this point in 2000 that Alex came up with the idea that she wanted to build a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for children with cancer. With the help of her brother, she built her first lemonade stand and quickly began raising awareness and funds for her cause! Alex managed to raise about $2,000 at her first stand and soon, others in her community were setting up their own stands to help out. Inspired by this little girl’s wonderful heart, Alex and her community ended up raising over $1 million dollars before she passed away. Unfortunately, she lost her battle with cancer, but the effects she made on the world are still going strong. Her parents have kept the foundation going and have now raised over $125 million dollars for childhood cancer. Talk about incredible!

How is Monkey Joe’s involved?

Monkey Joe’s is an honored supporter of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Everyday, we see so many bright and caring children come through our doors to play and we want to help inspire our youth to be like Alex and make a change in the world. Whether you are 4 or 104, you can make a difference in the lives of those around you if you are driven, focused, and have the heart. At Monkey Joe's, we believe in having fun and giving back to our community.

Visit the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation website to learn more about how you can donate to this cause and find resources to spread awareness of childhood cancer in your community.