Alex's Lemonade Stands are still raising money to fight pediatric cancer.
This Sunday, Oct. 10, a lemonade stand will be held by Wynn Volvo in the King of Prussia Mall to support Scott's cause.
Alexandra "Alex" Scott was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in January of 1997, just two days before her first birthday. At the age of eight, Scott finally succumbed to cancer on Aug. 1.
During her life, Scott started a lemonade stand to raise money for "kids who have cancer like me."
The idea started to raise money for Scott's hospitals then expanded throughout the country to raise money for pediatric cancer research. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is one of the benefactors.
Alex's Lemonade Stands have since been held all throughout the area by local kids and businesses.
On Sunday, the tables and lemonade stand will be setup in front of Bloomingdale's in The Court section of the mall all day, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
To show support for their daughter's cause and sell some lemonade, Alex's parents Jay and Liz Scott will attend the booth from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
A new red Volvo S-40 will be on display, as well as a book inspired by Alex's story. Handouts will be distributed explaining the benefit.
Because cars can't be sold in the state on Sundays, Wynn Volvo jumped at the opportunity to help out on the weekend.
"It's very cool the dealership is letting us do this and take the show on the road," Wynn Volvo Sales Manager Tom Mitchell said. "We're not there to sell cars; we're there to sell lemonade."
Canned pink, yellow and diet lemonade will be available at the booth. Coca Cola donated over 20,000 cans to Alex's Lemonade Stands to be sold in the Philadelphia school district, and 6,000 cans were left over. The King of Prussia stand will have approximately 1,100 of those cans.
Community volunteers will be on hand showing support. Mitchell will attend all day, and the entire Wynn Volvo staff volunteered for shifts both setting up and manning the stand.
"With the Columbus Day sales going on and the Eagles having a bye week, we'll have more people in the mall than we will for awhile," Mitchell said. "Timing wise, it's perfect for the Philadelphia area."
The stand will be asking for donations for the lemonade. Mitchell said he accepts anywhere from 25 cents to a $20 bill and on up.
"We want all we can get," he said. "Her goal was to raise $1 million, and Volvo's goal is to make sure we exceed that goal."
Also this weekend, Wynn Volvo is holding a test drive donation for Alex, in addition to other Philadelphia zone Volvo dealers. Eight models will be specially marked with decals for test drives.
"For every test drive, there will be $10 donated to Alex's Lemonade Stand by Wynn Volvo," said Mitchell. "It's a very aggressive program. It should be great. I'm very excited about it."
Wynn will also hold lemonade stands Saturday and Monday at 2049 West Main Street in West Norriton.
"The dealership is one of hundreds of Volvo retailers holding sales that day in an effort to help the Scotts finally reach Alex's goal of reaching $1 million before the end of the year. The retailers hope that in a three-day period, they can even push the Scotts past the goal," said Liz Morris Otto, of Haberman & Associates, Inc.
"Last time I knew, they raised $700,000, but I think they'll surpass $1 million with going nationwide," Mitchell said.
For more information on Alex's Lemonade Stand or to make a donation, call 215-563-6417; check out www.AlexsLemonade.com or write to Alex's Lemonade Stand, 333 Lancaster Avenue, #414, Wynnewood, Pa. 19096.