Alex's Lemonade Stand HOBY 2007

Alex’s Lemonade Stand-Fighting Cancer

Local Kern High School’s, lead by Hugh O’Brian Youth Leaders (HOBY) ambassadors, will be hosting Alex’s Lemonade Stands on Saturday, August 30, 2008 between the hours of 9AM and 11AM at the following locations:

• Vons @ 5360 Olive Drive, Bakersfield
• Intersection of Hageman and Coffee
• Intersection of California & Stockdale
• Save-Mart & Tiger Mart, Wasco

The HOBY ambassadors are doing their part in the community as an effort to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for childhood cancer. Over 5 million dollars has been raised for pediatric cancer research through Alex’s Lemonade Stands! We need your help to continue the mission – to help all children with cancer. We have decided we are going to make a difference in the lives of children with cancer.

High school sophomores, each one nominated by their teachers on the basis of their promise and potential, come together for an annual Hugh O'Brian youth leadership conference. For many, HOBY, as it is better known, is a life-altering experience. HOBY ambassadors that attended the empowering Youth Leadership program over the summer raised $4,000 within two hours through Alex’s Lemonade Stands. Our motivation is to have our community participate in raising critical funding for childhood cancer research. It is easy for you to be part of our goal and this life-changing experience. Our personal fund raising goal is raise $4,000 for the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF). We hope that our community will join in our efforts.

ALSF is a unique not for profit organization that has evolved from a young cancer patients’ front yard lemonade stand to a nationwide fundraising movement for childhood cancer. This young cancer patient was Alexandra “Alex” Scott. For four years, despite her deteriorating health, Alex held an annual lemonade stand to raise money for childhood cancer research. Following her inspirational example, thousands of lemonade stands have been held across the country by children, schools, businesses, and organizations, all to benefit ALSF. To date, her national campaign has raised over 5 million dollars for pediatric cancer research.

Alex passed away in 2004. Her giving spirit remains the driving force behind the foundation she established. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, guided by Alex’s parents, will continue the fight for all families who are currently battling childhood cancer until a cure is found.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation supports childhood cancer research with a focus on improving the availability of new treatments for children currently undergoing treatments for difficult to cure cancers – such as brain tumors, leukemia, lymphoma, retinoblastoma, neuroblastoma, Ewings sarcoma and Wilm’s tumor – among others.

The direct impact of ALSF is having in the lives of children with cancer is due to the hard work of thousands of volunteers. As volunteer hosts set up their own Alex’s Lemonade Stand events in their communities, they are helping to raise millions of dollars for childhood cancer research so that one day, children everywhere will have hope for a cure.

Raising money is a powerful way of fighting cancer and a simple way everyone can help. Together we can be part of eradicating childhood cancer for good. We know childhood cancer is a difficult topic, but it is truly a wonderful experience to have the opportunity to give hope to all children with cancer. Please help by stopping by any of the locations listed above and making a donation of any amount. Every donation counts! Checks may be made payable to “Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation”. On behalf of all children with cancer, we thank you!

Kacie Mills
North High School – HOBY Ambassador

For more information on Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, visit www.alexslemonade.org.

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Franklin Simmons-Hoby says ... on Wednesday, Aug 27 at 9:36 AM

Kacie i'm glad you actually got our article on the web site.. I cant wait to do the stand this weekend and I hope we have surprising results

Reader says ... on Wednesday, Aug 27 at 7:31 AM

What a wonderful way to give back to a worthy cause. Kacie you are an inspiration to all young adults. I hope that your event reaches and surpasses your goal... Good Job and Kudos.

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