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Alex's Lemonade Stand: Selling lemonade to fight kids cancer

SARATOGA SPRINGS -- After losing her sister to cancer nine years ago, Paige McCarthy decided she wanted to do something to honor her and help in the fight against kids' cancer. That's where "Alex's Lemonade Stand" came in.

Inspired to join the efforts of the Alex's Lemonade Stand after she bought a bottle at the Putnam Market, Paige and her family decided to host a lemonade sale of their own to raise money for kids cancer.

To date, the McCarthy family has raised $5,600.  This is the fourth year Paige and her family will be selling the refreshing beverage.

You can find the stand outside the G. Willikers Toy Store, 461 Broadway in Saratoga Springs from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. today. The goal is to raise $2,000.

[Official McCarthy Family 'Alex's Lemonade Stand' webpage.]

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra "Alex" Scott (1996-2004). In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of volunteers across the country carrying on her legacy of hope. To date, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charity, has raised more than $60 million toward fulfilling Alex's dream of finding a cure, funding over 300 research projects nationally.

 
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