UNION, NJ – Franklin School Student Ambassadors took action recently as they hosted their annual Alex’s Lemonade Stand.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is a national organization that helps raise money and awareness of childhood cancer.  Their mission is “to encourage and empower others, especially children, to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer.”

Their founder, Alexandra “Alex” Scott, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a type of childhood cancer shortly before her first birthday.  At the age of four she opened her first lemonade stand in her front yard and raised over $2,000.  Alex unfortunately lost her battle with cancer in 2004.

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In 2014, ALSF reached the $80 million fundraising mark, and continue to raise money in Alex’s memory with events being held all over the country.  

At Franklin School, Alex’s Lemonade Stand was a huge success.  The students prepared and organized the event on their own.  The students raised over $332 in lemonade sales.

“My favorite part about the lemonade stand was helping as the cashier,” said fourth grader Reiley Prempeh.  “I felt like a real adult with a job.”

“We raised so much money for kids who are sick, kids who are even younger than me,” said Prempeh.  “I’m glad we could help.”

For more information about Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, please visit https:// www.alexslemonade.org/