Happy New Year everyone! Things have been hectic here at Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation as we prepare for one of our most important events of the year, our annual gala, The Lemon Ball. It’s hard to believe that this Saturday, January 9, we will celebrate the 4th annual event honoring the life and inspiration of our daughter, Alex. On this special occasion, we will also recognize our Stand Host of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and Alex Scott Crystal Cup recipients. These honorees represent only a small fraction of the thousands of amazing people across the country and world who are helping to continue Alex’s dream – a cure for all childhood cancers.
Thanks to our sponsors, an appearance by Jordin Sparks, and everyone in attendance we are looking forward to our biggest event yet. We are expecting nearly 800 guests at the gala, all of them very special to us. We are also very excited to welcome several families whose children have fought or are currently fighting childhood cancer. These families showcase why Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation exists, and really exemplify exactly what this evening is about. While we will certainly enjoy ourselves through the night of dinner, dancing silent and live auctions, we will also be innately aware of the fact that the funds raised at The Lemon Ball will be utilized to change the future of childhood cancer.
In addition to everyone who will be at The Lemon Ball with us on Saturday night, we are also excited to have several landmarks throughout Philadelphia “going yellow” in support of the gala. We are including a list below, and also issuing a challenge to anyone in the Philadelphia area to help us capture this moment in our history. If you are in the area Saturday night and can take a picture of any of these yellow landmarks, and upload them to this website, you can help us reach our “mission” for the evening.
- The Cira Centre
- The Ben Franklin Bridge
- The Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing
- Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts - 128 North Broad Street
- Mellon Bank Center
-Liz and Jay Scott, Alex's Parents