The Westover Companies participated in their 2nd Annual ‘Lemonade Day’ to raise money for the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation!
Did Westover beat last year’s total amount raised? Read more to find out!
About Alex’s Lemonade Stand (ALSF)
Meet Alex – Alexandra Scott began this foundation by starting her own lemonade stand when she was only 4 years old. She was able to raise $1 million by the time of her death at only 8-year-old. Since then, she has left us with inspiration and hope that we will soon find a cure for childhood cancer.
Childhood Cancer – Every day, 700 or more children worldwide are diagnosed with childhood cancer. One in 285 children in the U.S will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they are 20 years old. Childhood cancer is also the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 19 in the U.S.
Where the Money Goes – The donations that ALSF raises, will fund research that will bring more treatments to children with cancer. The ALSF also has a Grant Program that funds research from early stage all the way through lifesaving clinical trials for children with cancer.
Hosting lemonade stands in order to raise money for pediatric cancer was started by Alex Scott. By starting her own lemonade stand fundraiser, she was able to inspire more than 60,000 Alex’s Lemonade Stands across the country and around the world. Lemonade Days was created so that volunteers everywhere can get together, and hold stands across the country.
Lemonade Days is a week long event in order to see the difference ALSF can make in just a short amount of time! Since Lemonade Days began in 2004, it increased to more than $14 million raised for childhood cancer research. The Westover Companies recognized the importance of participating in this event and had their own company wide ‘Lemonade Day’ to raise money for this great cause.
How Westover Made a Huge Impact
Lemonade Days – Fighting Childhood cancer, one cup at a time.
There is a way to help fight childhood cancer, and all you have to do is plan a lemonade stand, which is what the Westover Companies did.
On June 8th, 2018, the Westover Companies held its first company-wide charity event for Alex’s Lemonade Stand (ALSF). The initial goal was to raise $2,000 which is what Alex made by hosting her first Lemonade Stand when she was just 4 years old. With 57 properties selling lemonade, we were able to raise a total of $17,506.02! With the company’s donation, the Westover Companies proudly donated a grand total of $35,012.04!
How ALSF Used Funds That Were Raised
With Westover’s help, more than $25 million was raised in 2018. The money funded nearly 100 new research projects and also made it possible to help over 900 families travel to potentially lifesaving treatments through ALSF’s Travel For Care Program.
Did Westover Raise More Money in June 2019?
On June 7th, 2019, the Westover Companies held their second annual company-wide charity event for ALSF. The turnout from last year was incredible and Westover was determined to see if they could raise even more money this year! Well guess what?! The Westover Companies did raise more money than last year! For 2019, we raised a total of $19,118.91! The Westover Companies decided to match the amount raised for the second year in a row, which brought them to a grand total of $38,237.82!