As a little kid in Leadville, Colorado, we had the perfect spot for a lemonade stand.
Right at the end of our street, on a visible corner, there was a huge, gray, perfectly rectangular rock. I always thought it looked kind of like an elephant at rest. The back of that elephant rock was the best place to set up plastic cups and a pitcher of Kool-Aid lemonade.
That was so long ago that I don’t even remember if we actually sold any lemonade. I’m pretty sure, however, that I never did anything as admirable with my earnings as Alexandra “Alex” Scott did with hers.
I learned about the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation this week after receiving a box of candy from Mike and Ike. The company that makes Mike and Ike, JustBorn, have introduced a new flavor called “Lemonade Blends.” A portion of the proceeds will go to ALSF.
According to the ALSF Web site, Alex’s parents founded the non-profit organization after their daughter died of neuroblastoma at the age of 8. But by then, she had already helped raise almost $1 million to help fight juvenile cancer.