As the mother of a cancer survivor, I was 100% on board when approached to spread the word about Auntie Anne’s Pretzels partnering with Alex’s Lemonade Stand to raise money to fight childhood cancer. The founder of Alex’s Lemonade Stand was a four-year old girl named Alexandra “Alex” Scott. She was born to Liz and Jay Scott in Manchester, Connecticut on January 18, 1996, the second of four children. Shortly before her first birthday, Alex was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a type of childhood cancer.
To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, has raised more than $80 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 450 pediatric cancer research projects nationally. Watch the video below to learn how this amazing girl took lemons and made lemonade to raise money and help kids with cancer.
The facts are startling. One in every 330 children develops cancer before the age of 20. Auntie Anne’s is continuing the fight against childhood cancer by teaming up with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation with the goal of funding 10,000 hours of research to find cures for the mini but mighty fighters battling cancer. Now through September 15th , Auntie Anne’s will be asking guests to “join in the mighty fight against childhood cancer” by visiting their local store and purchasing an Auntie Anne’s customized pretzel ribbon icon for $1. As a token of appreciation, Auntie Anne’s will provide a coupon for $1 off the next purchase of any pretzel product and drink. One hundred percent of proceeds collected through the in-store campaign will be donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
This is Auntie Anne’s third annual nationwide fundraising campaign for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. To increase awareness of the mighty fight against childhood cancer, the iconic pretzel brand launched a social fundraising campaign that began July 28th. Across the country, donors will be able to show their support by donating to the mighty fight online and receiving a coupon for their next visit to Auntie Anne’s.
I would like to introduce you to Elijah, he is the Mini But Mighty Hero Of The Week! Elijah is from Little Rock, Arkansas and he was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma in August 2005. After much research, prayer, and careful consideration, the decision was made to travel 1,200 miles from their home in Arkansas to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. For the past five years, Elijah has been able to receive the help he needs. He is fighting hard every day!
Auntie Anne’s has been partnering with Alex’s Lemonade Stand since 2011 to find cures for children who are in the mighty fight of their life against cancer. How can you help? By donating, you’re helping Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation fund potentially life-saving cancer research. Here is what your donation could fund:
- $5: Supports Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation one cup at a time
- $15: Provides a gas card to help a family drive to a hospital for treatment
- $25: Funds a half hour of childhood cancer research
- $50: Funds one hour of childhood cancer research
- $100: Enables a family to reside at a nearby hotel so they can stay close to their child receiving treatment
- $400: Funds one day of childhood cancer research
If they reach their goal of $35,000, they will help fund 700 hours of childhood cancer research! In appreciation of your donation, Auntie Anne’s will email all donors a $1 off coupon, valid at participating U.S. stores, within 7-10 days after your contribution. Want to make a donation to The Might Fight? No donation is too small so just click HERE for the campaign page and show your support today!
Don’t have anything to give? You can still help, all you need to do is click! For every share of the Mighty Fight campaign, Auntie Anne’s will donate $0.25 towards childhood cancer research. You can find the “Share” button on the campaign page.
A donation to The Mighty Fight was made in my name to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation as a thank you for my participation in spreading the word about this worthwhile cause. All opinions are 100% my own.