Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra
Alex Scott (1996-2004). In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of supporters across the country carrying on her legacy of hope.
4th Annual Alex's Lemonade Stand Fundraiser
The Benoit Lab at the 2013 Alex's Lemonade Stand Fundraiser
The Therapeutics Biomaterials lab at the University of Rochester, led by Dr. Danielle Benoit, continues to give back by hosting their 4th annual Alex’s Lemonade Stand Fundraiser for ALSF at the Rochester Public Market and the Brighton Farmers' Market. This year’s fundraising efforts were a huge success, raising over $1,500 to fund research fighting childhood cancer.
3rd Annual Alex's Lemonade Stand Fundraiser
The Benoit Lab at the 2012 Alex's Lemonade Stand Fundraiser
Fundraiser Helps Fund Research for Childhood Cancer (Courtesy UR Newscenter)
Danielle Benoit, Ph.D. and her Therapeutic Biomaterials Lab, will once again give back by hosting their 3rd annual Alex's Lemonade Stand fundraiser for ALSF at the Rochester Public Market and the Brighton Farmers' Market June 9-10. Last year's fundraiser for cancer was a rousing success as the lab raised over $2000, and Dr. Benoit hopes to raise even more this year. The lab continues to urge friends, family, and colleagues to contribute in person and online to help support ALSF.
2nd Annual Alex's Lemonade Stand Fundraiser
The Benoit Lab at the 2010 Alex's Lemonade Stand Fundraiser
Recently Danielle Benoit, Ph.D. received the Young Investigator Award from the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) for a grant developing new treatments for childhood leukemia. To give back, Benoit and the Therapeutic Biomaterials Lab held their 2nd annual lemonade stand fundraiser at the Rochester Public Market and the Brighton Farmers' Market over the weekend of June 11. Last year the lab raised $865, and Dr. Benoit had hoped to raise $1,000 this year. But when that goal was meet earlier than expected, Dr. Benoit challenged the lab to higher stakes—raising the goal to $2,000. Urging friends, family, and colleagues to contribute in person and online as well as furnishing over 20 gallons of lemonade at the markets, the lab has raised $2020.53 for ALSF.
The lemonade stands are fantastic. They give us a unique opportunity to educate the Rochester area about our research at the University of Rochester as well as the mission of ALSF. Plus they are a lot of fun!, said Dr. Benoit about her lab's participation in Alex's Lemonade Stand.