For the fifth year in a row, the Malvern School of Richboro will hold a Lemonade Day event to raise funds for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation on July 18.
From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. will feature a decorated to the community to raise funds and awareness for the Alex Scott Foundation and their fight against pediatric cancer, according to a press release.
To date, the Malvern School has raised more than $119,000 for the charity, and last year, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation recognized The Malvern School as one of the top 100 individual fundraisers for the foundation in this area. This year, the school hops to raise $60,000 during the July 18 Lemonade Day.
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation began in 2000 from the front yard of a 4-year-old cancer patient, Alexandra "Alex" Scott, who said she wanted to have a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for children with cancer, according to a press release from the foundation. Alex passed away in 2004, but each year, volunteers across the country—including the Malvern School—run lemonade stands to carry on her legacy of hope to find a cure for cancer.
To date, the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation has raised more than $50 million towards the goal of finding a cure for cancer and has funded more than 200 research projects nationally.
The Richboro location is one of 20 participating Malvern Schools. Other schools are located in Chester, Montgomery, Delaware and Bucks counties in Pennsylvania, and Camden, Gloucester and Burlington counties in New Jersey.