Updated: Mar 9, 2020
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 15 in the United States. This September we want you to join us and the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation in raising awareness of the causes of childhood cancer.
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation is a non-profit organization with the mission to change the lives of children with cancer through funding impactful research, raising awareness, supporting families, and empowering everyone to help cure childhood cancer. The foundation was started in honor of a little girl named Alex who was diagnosed with cancer at an early age. Even though she was sick herself, she wanted to start a lemonade stand to raise money for other children like her and to use the money to help the doctors find a cure. After she passed away, her inspiration and dream grew into the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. The money the foundation raises primarily goes toward research into new treatments and potential cures and encourages and empowers others, especially children, to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer.
Such an inspirational story makes you want to help in any way you can. A great way to get involved in this organization and help contribute to funding and finding a cure is to to get outside this weekend and sell some lemonade! Children love making pretend play in these Alex's Lemonade Stand play panels from Miracle Recreation. They make not only pretend play fun but you can actually use them to run a lemonade stand! These panels were specially designed to inspire the community to get up and take action for this worthy cause.
These play panels are a great addition to your sensory play environment. Children will have fun making pretend lemonade and acting out selling the delicious drink. You can also combine the play panel with a fun, cozy play house and watch as the children's imaginations go wild!
We've installed these play panels at numerous schools, parks and public spaces. Another idea for a place to install one of these play panels is the children's wing of a pediatric hospital. What better way for children going thru the toughest time of their lives to have a little normalcy and fun with a pretend lemonade stand?
Check out this recently installed lemonade play panel at Las Lomitas Elementary School in Menlo Park. You can see the fun these girls are having with their pretend lemonade stand at school.
Consider adding one of these play panels on your next project. The best part is Miracle Recreation Equipment Company donates $100 to the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for every lemonade stand play panel sold!
For more information on Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and how you can help visit this website: https://www.alexslemonade.org/