lemon-ballAlex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Hosts the 11th Annual Lemon Ball

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a nonprofit dedicated to finding cures for all kids with cancer, will host the 11thAnnual Lemon Ball, presented by Applebee’s, Northwestern Mutual and Volvo on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 6:30 PM at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street. The Lemon Ball is an evening of cocktails, dinner, raffle, silent and live auctions and entertainment. This event brings together supporters of the Foundation’s mission – a cure for all kids with cancer. Liz and Jay Scott, the parents of the late Alexandra “Alex” Scott, will co-chair the gala with Susan and Robert Stein. The Tenth Annual Lemon Ball raised nearly $940,000. The evening also features three awards: Stand Host of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and the Alex Scott Crystal Cup. The Stand Host of the Year Award to the Carpino family of Swedesboro, NJ. Mario Carpino, 12, has been battling inoperable brain tumors since 2007.  Mario is currently stable and gets MRIs every three months. In the past five years, the Carpino family’s efforts have raised almost $300,000 for ALSF and the fight against childhood cancer. Helping Mario along the way are his family, friends and supporters who are known as “Mario’s Fight.” The Volunteer of the Year Award will go to longtime ALSF supporters, Mary and Molly Hollway. Over nine years ago, Molly – a neuroblastoma survivor – and her family hosted their inaugural Alex’s Lemonade Stand at the Mall of America. Every year, the stand has grown and gained much more support. A few years ago, Molly and some friends started a Lemon Run, which has also been very successful. Molly also started a Lemon Club at her high school. In all, the Hollway family has raised over $100,000 for childhood cancer research and act as ambassadors for ALSF. Molly says, “My family and I will never stop holding the lemonade stand and run until a cure for childhood cancer is found.” The Alex Scott Crystal Cup will go to Penn Wynne Elementary, the school that Alex attended. Every year, on the second weekend of June, Penn Wynne Elementary has hosted Alex’s “Original” Lemonade Stand to honor Alex’s annual lemonade stand. Alex’s friends, family and the Penn Wynne community continue to hold her stand which has evolved into a family fun event complete with food, games, crafts and (of course) lemonade. Alex’s “Original” has raised over $1 million for pediatric cancer research since 2004. Principal Mr. Shawn Bernatowicz will accept the award on the school’s behalf. For more information about the evening, visit TheLemonBall.org.

 

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