Lightfoot Raises $25,000 for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer
August 17, 2021
For the fifth summer in a row, Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC has raised thousands of dollars to support pediatric cancer research.
This year, the "Lightfoot Lemons'' team raised $25,091 to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a national childhood cancer charity. The firm's fundraising efforts culminated on August 5 with attorney Terry McCarthy performing 2,000 push-ups, one for each dollar the late, 4-year-old Alex raised in her first lemonade stand.
“It's a privilege to do this each year and bring our community together to support such an important cause," said McCarthy. "Thank you to all who donated, cheered me on and helped us reach our fundraising goal once again!"
Since 2017, the Birmingham law firm has held an annual downtown lemonade stand to raise money for the nonprofit. Like last year, however, the firm couldn't host a physical lemonade stand due to the pandemic, but that didn't stop McCarthy from leading the charge on fundraising again.
McCarthy and the firm smashed their $20,000 goal this year thanks to support from the Birmingham community and beyond. Lightfoot has raised $127,408 to support ALSF over the past five years, earning recognition as a “top fundraiser” by the foundation.
About Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of 4-year-old Alexandra “Alex” Scott, who was fighting cancer and wanted to raise money to find cures for all children with cancer. Her spirit and determination inspired others to support her cause, and when she passed away at the age of 8, she had raised $1 million. Since then, the foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement. Today, ALSF is one of the leading funders of pediatric cancer research in the U.S. and Canada raising more than $200 million so far, funding more than 1,000 research projects and providing programs to families affected by childhood cancer. For more information, visit www.AlexsLemonade.org.