Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation helps to raise money for childhood cancer research. Charity Navigator gives it 4 out of 4 stars and a 96.18 out of 100 rating.
Alexandra Scott, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma shortly before she turned 1. When she was diagnosed, doctors told her family that she would probably never walk. Defying the doctors expectations, Alex was able to stand with the aid of leg braces by the age of 2. Unfortunately 2 short years later, the cancer was back. Right after Alex turned 4 she got a stem cell transplant. While she was recovering, she told her mom that when she was released from the hospital she wanted to start a lemonade stand to help other children stricken with cancer. Later that year Alex and her brother were able to raise $2,000 dollars with her lemonade stand.
While fighting for her life, Alex continued to have lemonade stands in order to help raise money for childhood cancer research. Soon people all over the world heard her story and held their own lemonade stands and donated the money raised to the cause.
Sadly, Alex lost her fight against neuroblastoma when she was only 8 years old. Her family now continues the fight in her honor. Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation has raised over $100 million dollars so far to help find a cure for childhood cancer.