With crowds on hand for Hawktober Festival, the St. Mary's College of Maryland field hockey team grabbed the opportunity to raise funds for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) for Childhood Cancer.
After all was said and done, the Seahawks had raised $1,000 for ALSF. The players wore yellow T-shirts promoting ALSF and juvenile cancer awareness during warm-ups and sold them during the game as well.
"It was junior Lauren Bennett's idea to fundraise for ALSF. She had heard they do great work and inspired her team to help out. The team really pulled together to raise the money; I'm so proud of them. For this being our first lemonade stand, I think it was a great starting point," explained head coach Katie Lange '06.
About Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer (www.alexslemonade.org): Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) shares the vision of our founder and creator, Alexandra "Alex" Scott (1996-2004)—a cure for all children with cancer.
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation was started by her parents in 2005 to continue the work that Alex began. Our mission is simple: to raise money for and awareness of childhood cancer causes—especially research into new treatments and cures—and to encourage and educate others, especially children, to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer.
Since Alex set up her first lemonade stand in 2000—truly
exemplifying the saying "When life hands you lemons, make
lemonade"—we have raised more than $35 million, with more
than $12 million of those dollars coming from lemonade
stands. That money has helped to:
• Fund more than 150 cutting-edge research projects
• Create a travel program to help support families of children receiving treatmentâ¨
• Develop resources to help people everywhere affected by childhood cancer
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation is the living embodiment of Alex's spirit of determination and hope. Like Alex, we believe that every person can make a difference. Together, we can bring about a cure. Please join us in "making lemonade" today!