Lemonade stands have popped up across America as a tool to raise money for causes. Nine-year-old Emily Lopez uses local lemonade stands to collect money for autism, and two Berkeley, Calif. children recently donated their lemonade money to help rebuild an animal shelter.
One story of a particular lemonade stand has caught national attention and had an enormous impact. In 2004, eight-year-old Alex Scott lost her battle with cancer. Before her death, the young girl raised $1 million to fund cancer research by selling lemonade and inspiring others to use lemonade stands to raise money. To carry on in Alex's memory, her parents founded the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.
The organization has reported on CBS's Morning Show that they have now raised $30 million to support pediatric cancer research. Coming up June 11-13, the nonprofit will host Lemonade Days, a nationwide fundraiser. Individuals can sign up online to set up a lemonade stand in their community to raise money for the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.