Today at the Rochester Public Market one group was
keeping a little girl's memory alive and raising money for cancer. It's called Alex's
Lemonade Stand Foundation.
Alex Scott was a young girl who had cancer. While she was alive, she set up a lemonade stand outside her hospital to raise money for other sick kids. Sadly Alex passed away when she was 8 but her memory lives on through the foundation. It helps raise money for childhood cancer research.
"When you think about research for cancer in general, you know testing, testing medicines, testing procedures, it's done on adults, mostly, actually adult males," says Mike Bux, a volunteer at Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. "And so when you're presenting a drug to combat cancer it hasn't really been tested on children so you don't know how is it going to affect kids, so childhood cancer needs to be specialized and focused."
If you missed today's fundraiser there's still time to head over to the Brighton Public Market tomorrow and make a donation for some lemonade.