Support pouring in for girl's cancer fight

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  1. wdlove macrumors P6

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    WYNNEWOOD, Pa. -- Eight-year-old Alexandra Scott, in a battle against malignant tumors, wants to raise $1 million for cancer research. And she just might do it, one lemonade stand at a time.

    Alex started selling lemonade four years ago with one stand and raised $2,000 in a single day. Each year brought more stands, staffed by friends and volunteers.

    The take so far: more than $200,000, including $15,000 brought in last year by the stand at the Scotts' suburban Philadelphia home.

    "She's determined about anything that's important to her, whether it's what kind of ice cream she's eating or raising money," said Alex's mother, Liz Scott. "I think [the stand] does keep her going sometimes."

    Today, each of the 50 states will have at least one "Alex's Lemonade Stand" open for business. Alex's father, Jay Scott, estimates that as many as 1,000 stands will be pouring the cold concoction.

    http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2004/06/12/support_pouring_in_for_girls_cancer_fight/
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I must have missed the website in the article. Where would one send money or volunteer?

    It is a story which is both inspiring and so terribly sad. Cancer is never good, but it is heartwrenching in children. They are heroic about it, though. Children with cancer are the bravest people I've ever met.
     
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    that's a very special little girl... how terrible that the doctors are so pessimistic about her chances at this point.

    How much does a glass of this lemonade cost? (obviously the lemonade isn't the point, but I'm just curious how many donations it has taken for her to reach the $150,000 that she gave already)
     
  4. wdlove thread starter macrumors P6

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    Yes, children are very resilent. She is a very brave young lady. I pray that she will be successful with her personal health and her plans to reach her goal of $1 million for cancer research.

    http://www.alexslemonade.com/

    http://www.philafound.org/Alexslemonade.html
     
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    Wow....$2000 on her first day? In what neighbourhood was she selling her lemonade in? :confused:
     
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  7. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    This is one remarkable girl. It shows just one person can do to better life for everyone.

    That being said, I don't want to to be a spoiler, what about the The Philadelphia Foundation that is acting as a source of donation collection for Alexandra? It appears that $3000 is needed to start a "fund" within the foundation. I guess I am gun shy after the group that ran the AIDS Rides was making major profit from donations.
     
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    yeah, it's a horrible thought but what if somebody's abusing the situation? that's a lot of money to be floating about... it's not nice to have to even consider it, but some people will sink that low! (not saying that this is a scam...)
     
  9. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    My sister is one of those that seems to find "those in need" all the time. Even charities like the Whitman Walker Clinic here in DC have have issues with because of the salaries that are paid to the management of the clinic.

    Wish I had gone to school in management so that I could head something like the United Way of the DC Area at a salary that would allow me to live OK (about $75K to $100K) as opposed to the $300K+ that these jokers get. All in the name of charity.
     
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    There are many ways to fight Cancer.... I don't have the money to donate, or the time, so I donate my spare CPU cycles.
     
  11. wdlove thread starter macrumors P6

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    That is all that can really be expected. Each person should contribute according to their means.
     

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