Most people are familiar with the organization Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF). It was started by Alex Scott, then a 4-year-old girl with local ties who, ill with cancer, created a lemonade stand in 2000 to raise money for childhood cancer research to help other children. To honor and continue her inspiring legacy, the Foundation was formed to advance fundraising efforts to beat this disease and every year, the first week of August is deemed Lemonade Days with activities held nationwide to support this cause. This year is particularly meaningful as it is the 20th anniversary of Alex’s first lemonade stand. To fulfill their mission of helping to defeat cancer, Suffield’s Driving for a Cure fundraising team will be coordinating several fun and easy ways people can help by donating.
From August 1-7, the generous folks at Broad Brook Brewery are sponsoring these efforts by serving a custom-brewed beer, Alex’s Summer Daze Wheat. Half of the proceeds from the sale of this delicious hot weather beverage will be donated to ALSF. So visit their patio at 915 South Street and raise a pint or two for a good cause! More information about the brewery and this special event can be found on their Facebook and Instagram accounts.
The fun doesn’t stop there! Other local businesses including farm stands and shops will be offering special ways to help and related activities will occur during the week. Check the Driving for a Cure Facebook page as new initiatives are announced! For more information about ALSF and to purchase merchandise including the children’s book Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand please visit www.alexslemonade.org.
As always, Driving for A Cure humbly and sincerely thanks all our sponsors, contributing businesses, and donors for their generosity and support of our cause, especially in these challenging times.