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    8-year old to raise $1 million

    Source: Washington Post, June 13, 2004

    Well, it is doable.

    Raising a Glass, And Donations, For Cancer Fight
    Lemonade Stand Benefits Study of Pediatric Tumors

    By Christina A. Samuels[ur
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Sunday, June 13, 2004; Page C06

    Carolyn Coveney, a lively 5-year-old from Falls Church, and Alexandra Scott, an 8-year-old from suburban Philadelphia, do not know one another. But the two girls are linked by neuroblastoma, a cancer found almost exclusively in children younger than 10.

    Alex, as she prefers to be called, decided four years ago to operate a lemonade stand and donate the money to "help kids get better." Her first stand, in 2000, raised $2,000 in a single day. Since then, Alex's idea has spread across the country.

    Yesterday, Carolyn's parents, Jennifer Click and Gordon Coveney, were among the volunteers who planned to set up more than 300 lemonade stands in every state to meet Alex's one-day goal -- $1 million, all for pediatric cancer research. According to Alex's Web site (www.alexslemonade.com), lemonade stands also operated in Damascus and Annapolis.

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    Alex is one amazing kid.

    Source

    Posted on Sun, Jun. 13, 2004

    JIM BARCUS/The Kansas City Star

    Seven-year-old Jacob Mozer, a cancer survivor, collected donations Saturday at his lemonade stand at a Blue Springs grocery store.

    Philadelphia Inquirer

    Alexandra Scott, 8, is the brains behind the effort for pediatric cancer research, begun when she opened her first lemonade stand.

    JIM BARCUS/The Kansas City Star

    Jacob Mozer (left) handed lemonade to Bill Gillen as part of a nationwide volunteer effort to raise money for children's cancer research.

    TURNING LEMONS INTO LEMONADE

    Kids take a sweet stand against cancer

    By JEFFREY SPIVAK

    The Kansas City Star

    The lady in her 40s with glasses and shoulder-length hair approached 7-year-old Jacob Mozer's lemonade stand Saturday outside a Blue Springs grocery store.

    Jacob offered her a cup. She silently put a bundle of bills into Jacob's oversized pickle jar and scurried to her car. Jacob, a curious and now healthy boy, fished out the bundle and counted it. Then he ran to his mother nearby.

    "Mom, that lady just gave $500," he yelled out.

    It wasn't the lemonade that generated such a generous gift. It was the cause - fighting cancers that have stricken children like Jacob.

    All across the country Saturday, children who have cancer or have battled the disease set up lemonade stands to raise money for research and treatment. In Connecticut, stands were in front of a pizza parlor. In Atlanta, a stand was in the Centennial Olympic Park. In Minneapolis, a stand was set up at the Twins baseball game. And in suburban Kansas City, Jacob set up at a Hy-Vee off U.S. 40.

    It was all part of a nationwide effort known as "Alex's Lemonade Stands," named after a suburban Philadelphia girl who's fighting a rare form of cancer. Alexandra Scott started a lemonade stand four years ago as a way to give back to her hospital and help other children receiving treatment. Then the idea mushroomed, and on Saturday there were as many as 1,000 stands in dozens of states and most every major metropolitan area, with a collective goal of raising $1 million.

    The turnout at a sample of those stands - in Kansas City; Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Hillsborough, N.J.; Falls Church, Va.; and Minneapolis - indicated it was a strong possibility that Alex, who has raised more than $200,000 to date, would achieve her goal. Jacob raised $4,735.

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    This is sad

    "Cancer child's million dollar legacy
    02/08/2004 - 17:14:49

    A young cancer patient who started a lemonade stand to raise money for research, sparking a fund-raising campaign that is on target to raise a million dollars, has died, aged eight.

    Alexandra Scott died peacefully at Philadelphia home on her favourite couch, said her father, Jay Scott.

    "She opened her eyes for the first time that day just before she passed away. She looked out at the trees," Scott said. "In the past she's been in a lot of pain, but at the end she had no pain, which is what she worried about." Source

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    A recent entry in the journal on Alex's website reports that she reached $700,000.00 just a short time ago.

    It is very sad to hear she has passed away.

    Mary

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    Children stories like these make me remember a small girl @ SSC who did not complain. Her Mom and Dad were killed in airplane crash and she was para. She is still in my heart to this day. I think of her often when I get depressed and then I remember how lucky I was to have known her.
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