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With the end of summer and the start of school, there may be one last chance to help thirsty people and fund research for childhood cancer.

Alexandra Scott was diagnosed with brain cancer at the age of 1. Though her doctors told her parents she would probably never walk again, even if she beat her cancer, she did walk.

At the age of four, after a stem cell transplant, she told her parents, “When I get out of the hospital, I want to open a lemonade stand.”

She intended to raise money for pediatric cancer. Her first annual lemonade stand raised $2,000.

By the time she died at the age of 8, she and supporters had raised more than $1 million from lemonade stands.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is dedicated to raising funds to research childhood cancers.

You and your grandchildren can help by opening your own lemonade stand this Labor Day weekend. What better way to introduce your grandchildren to a way to helping others.

Click here for a recipe for “Perfect Lemonade.”

One child. Making a difference.

To you and introducing your grandchildren to the many ways they can help others.

Carol Covin, “Granny-Guru”

Author, “Who Gets to Name Grandma? The Wisdom of Mothers and Grandmothers

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