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On an early afternoon walk today I ran into this: Alex's Lemonade Stand. The organization was founded by 4-year old Alex Scott and her family. "In August of 2004, Alex passed away at the age of 8, knowing that, with the help of others, she had raised more than $1 million to help find a cure for the disease that took her life. Alex's family - including brothers Patrick, Eddie, and Joey - and supporters around the world are committed to continuing her inspiring legacy through Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation."

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Alex's Lemonade Stand will be held on the corner of 35th St and North Mountain View Drive in Normal Heights just north of Adams Avenue. The stand will open at 11 a.m. and close around 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 18.

The organization's mission is to "raise money and awareness of childhood cancer causes, primarily research into new treatments and cures" as well as "encourage and empower others, especially children, to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer."

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