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October 15, 2015

Fight childhood cancer at The Lemon Run

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s biggest event comes to Philly

Events Health and Fitness
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The Lemon Run, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation's biggest event of the year, is headed this way. The 5K run will hit Fairmount Park on Sunday, Nov. 8, and there is still plenty of time to register.

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation is a national fundraising movement to find a cure for childhood cancer. It evolved from the lemonade stand 4-year-old cancer patient Alex Scott held to raise funds in 2000. Since then, the foundation she created has spread awareness of the disease and gained support throughout the country. 

The Lemon Run 5K begins at Memorial Hall and loops through Fairmount Park. More than 2,000 runners will complete the 3.1-mile course. Runners and walkers can raise funds individually, as part of a team or join the Centipede Run, where runners are literally linked together for the length of the race. Children can also join the 100-meter Kids' Dash to show their support. After the run, Alex Scott's parents Liz and Jay Scott will present awards to the top finishers.

Teams and individuals have already raised thousands of dollars for this cause and there is still time to register and raise funds before the big day.

The Lemon Run 5K

Sunday, November 8
8-11 a.m. | $15-35
Memorial Hall
4231 Avenue Of The Republic
(610) 649-3034