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Lightfoot Raises More Than $100,000 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer
August 16, 2020
Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC partner Terry McCarthy has raised more than $100,000 over the course of four years in support of pediatric cancer research. From 2017-19, the Lightfoot team has held a downtown lemonade stand to raise money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a pediatric cancer nonprofit.
Due to the pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus, a lemonade stand was not possible this year, so McCarthy developed a creative way to generate funds for the foundation. On August 6, McCarthy performed 2,000 push-ups — one for each dollar that 4-year-old Alex Scott, who had pediatric cancer, raised at her first lemonade stand in 2000.
McCarthy raised over $30,000 this year. He reached the firm’s goal of raising more than $100,000 during a four-year timeframe. ALSF consistently recognizes the Lightfoot Lemons as a top fundraising team.
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.