It’s hard to say there’s been much of summer this year, but it wouldn’t be August without getting to enjoy a nice cold glass of lemonade. Even more fulfilling is an ice cold glass of lemonade that will help support the fight against childhood cancer across North America as well as around the world.
On Wednesday August 20, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers will join Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation in the fight against childhood cancer. Free samples of Freckled Lemonade will be served at lemonade stands set up inside participating Red Robin’s restaurants, where people can make donations to help raise money for Alex’s Foundation. The two sides set a goal of raising $100,000 on National Lemonade Day.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand was founded by young Alex Scott, a Connecticut girl who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma only a few weeks after her first birthday. By the age of four, Alex’s condition worsened and she underwent a stem cell transplant to send the condition into remission.
After the transplant was a success, Alex told her mother that “when I get out of the hospital I want to have a lemonade stand” and the Foundation began there. Alex planned to use lemonade stands as a way of raising money to help doctors perform life changing transplants on other sick kids, mirroring her experience. In her first year, she raised over $2,000 for what she called “her hospital.”
In addition to the support on National Lemonade Day, Red Robin’s has set up four other ways to help Alex’s fight against childhood cancer that supporters can participate in from now through November 2. Liz Scott, Alex’s mother says the support from Red Robin’s has helped the Foundation expand in ways the family never dreamed.
“The four additional ways to donate provide a variety of options for guests to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and we appreciate everyone who takes the time to help support our mission of fighting childhood cancer.”
Head down to a Red Robin’s near you on August 20, grab an ice cold lemonade, and help a little girl fulfill her dream to beat childhood cancer.