WARREN, NJ - Walking, running, or cycling, Central School students and their families joined in on The Million Mile 2020 fitness challenge to raise awareness for childhood cancer during the month of September. Team Central School raised an impressive $2,715 for ALSF and ranked No. 6 for fundraising out of all other schools involved. According to Jennifer McCarey, Central School PTO Social Action Chair, grade 4 student Sydney Ullrich was the top fundraiser and grade 3 student James Botte won the raffle donated by the event’s sponsor, Gotta Dance. The Central School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) promoted and sponsored the event through Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF).
ALSF, an organization founded by the parents of Alexandra “Alex” Scott, is changing the lives of children with cancer. Alex Scott was diagnosed with childhood cancer just before her first birthday. At the age of 4, she opened a lemonade stand to raise money for doctors to find a cure for cancer.
In 2004, when 8-year-old Alex passed away, her mission had already helped generate over 1 million dollars towards finding a cure for cancer. ALSF provides funding for important research, community outreach, support to families, while also empowering everyone to help cure childhood cancer.
At the end of their run, students were invited to share a picture of themselves participating in the “Lemon Face Challenge.” For more information on Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and how to get involved, please visit www.alexslemonade.org.
Photos courtesy of Warren Township Schools’ families:
1. Sydney Ullrich joins the challenge by taking some laps around her neighborhood.
2. Andrew Stillman promotes Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation!
3. Max Sobin and his father cycle for miles.
4. Hayden Montgomery nails the Lemon Face Challenge!
5. Cooper Bianchi, Mason Bianchi, and their furry friend take on the Lemon Face Challenge.