A little “Thank You” from Liz and Jay Scott of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
As the year comes to a close, we want to thank Volvo for your incredible support of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. We are still in awe of how Alex’s front yard stand has grown into a national foundation that is making a significant impact on the lives of children with cancer. As equally awesome is the fact that Volvo has been with us every step of the way!
We have so many wonderful “Volvo” memories with Alex, from the Volvo for Life Awards, to the Retailer Conference in Orlando, to Volvo’s promise to take Alex over her million dollar goal just before she passed. What’s more, we are so grateful that those memories have continued for our family, as Volvo has supported our efforts as we have grown Alex’s Lemonade Stand into a thriving foundation. As our only Founding Sponsor, Volvo provided much needed early support and credibility to our grassroots efforts. Since then, the support from Volvo has been on so many levels; it is difficult to even list them all here! We could not imagine better partners in this fight and are proud every day to call you sponsors and friends.
2010 marks the 10-year anniversary of Alex’s first front yard stand. The strides we have made against pediatric cancer are remarkable, life changing, and inspiring. We have funded over 100 projects at more than 50 institutions across the country. This funding has lead to breakthroughs in several pediatric cancers, created new treatments for children, and found ways to improve their quality of life. In addition, we have been able to help families with their significant travel costs as they leave their homes, drive for hundreds of miles, stay in hotels, and do whatever it takes to save their children.
We hope you feel proud to be partners with us in this fight; we truly could not be doing this important work without the longtime support of Volvo.
We look forward to the future with great optimism and hope.
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
Liz and Jay Scott
Alex’s Parents, on behalf of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation