Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Alex's Lemonade Stand

Have you heard of Alex's Lemonade Stand? It's a childhood cancer fundraising organization that started with a little girl named Alex who wanted to do something to raise money for cancer research. Some of my dear friends from high school have put a lot of thought and effort into an Alex's Lemonade Stand in Steven's honor. It will take place at the Midvale Harvest Days in Midvale City Park this Friday evening and Saturday. Here is the link to the webpage set up for the event. You can donate there, or text "LEMONADE E75051" to 85944 for a $10 donation.

We had a great time tonight painting posters and setting up the stand for a trial run. My kids are so excited to march in the parade on Saturday--they get to throw lemonade taffy and decorate a wagon. If you want to come along, let me know--the more the merrier. Steven is pretty bummed that he is going to be in the hosptial that day--too bad!

I really can't believe the amount of work my friends have put into this stand. I'll post some pictures after it's over--it is amazing! Putting this together has been a big deal, and I feel so loved that they would sacrifice their time and energy for the childhood cancer cause that our lives relvolves so tightly around. Thanks guys, and bring on the lemonade!


  1. Wow! I don't even know this little guy but I am in tears. I wish I could take away all the hospital visits and suffering he is going through. I am so excited to help out on Saturday. I hope this will be something others will help to find a cure for cancer. Thanks for your smiling face even though you are going through so much Steven. You are a great example to others.

  2. This is great. I love all these fund raising efforts!

  3. It is truly our pleasure! We were looking for something tangible we could do to show our support. It is a small token of our time and efforts to hopefully put a little money into the research that will allow these kids to have a childhood. I wish I could do more-but this is a start. It was good to see you guys, and I LOVED to see Steven giggle when we were talking about throwing lemons at people. I may have planted some ideas that I should apologize for. :-)
    Steven-you can be assured that we will think of you often this weekend! You have a more important job to do, kick this and get better! We'll have another lemonade stand next year and you can be our leader!

  4. This is too cool. I love the texting donation!!!