October 19, 2017
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Sip Lemonade, Fight Cancer: New York-Area Chick-fil-A Restaurants to Host Fundraiser for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

Sip Lemonade, Fight Cancer: New York-Area Chick-fil-A Restaurants to Host Fundraiser for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

Local restaurants join nationwide effort to end childhood cancer

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the 22 New York-area Chick-fil-A® Restaurants in New York City, Southern Connecticut, Long Island, Northern New Jersey and Jersey Shore will host a Lemonade Fundraiser on Friday, Sept. 15 in support of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. The restaurants will donate 100 percent of regular lemonade sales during the event to the nonprofit, a national foundation dedicated to raising funds and awareness for childhood cancer.    

Chick-fil-A Inc. logo (PRNewsFoto/Chick-fil-A)

"We are honored to have the opportunity to team up with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation and to raise money for an amazing cause," said Stefan Bringas, franchise Operator of Chick-fil-A at Menlo Park Mall in Edison, NJ. "We invite the community to come out and enjoy a lemonade in support of this wonderful organization. Every cup of lemonade sold will help fund research in the effort to end childhood cancer."  

Liz and Jay Scott founded Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation – with a mission to find a cure for all children battling cancer – after their daughter Alex fought cancer as a young girl. Diagnosed with a rare form of cancer on her first birthday, Alex held her first lemonade stand at four-years-old with her older brother to help raise money for doctors treating children with cancer. Together, they raised $2,000 for the hospital that provided her treatment, and Alex continued to hold lemonade stand fundraisers annually, attracting national media attention and raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for cancer research. Alex passed away at the age of eight, one week after she raised more than $1 million to help find a cure for the disease that would take her life.

"We are thrilled that Chick-fil-A will be raising funds and awareness for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation this September during Childhood Cancer Awareness month," said Liz Scott, the mother of Alex and co-CEO of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. "Through the efforts of generous partners like Chick-fil-A, we are moving closer to achieving the dream of my daughter Alex, a cure for all kids with cancer."

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation has funded over 35 research projects since 2006 to benefit local New York-area medical and cancer research centers. Countless families have benefited from the services made possible by the organization. For more information about Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, visit alexslemonade.org.


Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (PRNewsfoto/Chick-fil-A, Inc.)

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SOURCE Chick-fil-A, Inc.

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