October 15, 2015
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.