Alex’s Lemonade Stands at WKU

"Alex's Lemonade Stand"

On Monday, April 23rd, 11:00AM-2:00PM, several campus organizations took part in working at five “Alex’s Lemonade Stands” on campus which kicked off WKU’s National Volunteer Week. Alex’s Lemonade Stand is a national philanthropy, which raises money for pediatric cancer research. It emerged from the idea of a four-year-old patient, Alex, who set up a lemonade stand in her front yard to raise money for the cause. All proceeds benefit the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which grants money to physicians for pediatric cancer research.

Emily Borgmeier, a marketing intern at the WKU ALIVE Center, coordinated the event. Organizations that participated include: Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Tau Omega, Alpha Xi Delta, Chi Omega, Gamma Sigma Sigma, Phi Mu, and Sigma Kappa. Volunteers worked for one hour or more selling lemonade and generating pediatric cancer awareness. A cup of lemonade did not have a specific price, however, all donations were accepted. Donation containers stated, “No matter the amount, every penny counts!” The event was extremely successful by raising $91.17 with an original goal of $50.

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