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Old 06-12-2004, 09:22 AM   #1
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[Q]Eight year old girl battling with cancer aims to raise $1m for cancer research by selling lemonade
12 Jun 2004

Alexandra Scott is eight years old, she is battling against malignant tumours, she aims to raise $1m for cancer by selling lemonade. She started her quest four years ago and managed to sell $2,000 worth of lemonade in one day. Her quest has snowballed as friends and volunteers joined in.

Alexandra has raised more than $200,000. She managed to sell over $15,000 worth just from her home, in Philadelphia, last year.

Alexandra’s mother, Liz, says that her daughter’s quest for raising money for cancer research has helped her keep going.

Every state in the USA, all fifty of them, has an Alex Lemonade Stand. According to Alexandra’s dad, Jay, there could be up to 1,000 stands eventually.

Alexandra has neuroblastoma, it was diagnosed when she was one-year-old. Her chances of surviving are about 40%. About 700 kids get neuroblastoma in the USA each year. [/Q]

My wife is a survivor of this type of cancer. She had a doctor, that miraculously found the cancer when she was an infant, at a time, when the survival rate for this cancer was practically nill because they were not able to diagnos it early enough.

This is really awesome that she is doing this.!!!!! My check is in the mail.

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What an awesome kid. She is indeed a hero. I needed to read about someone like this. Thanks!

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Neuroblastoma survival rates are pretty grim. I would say it's less than 40% due to frequent recurrencies, which reduce the survival rate to nearly 0.

There is a lab on my floor which works on neuroblastoma research - very interesting work.
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Old 06-12-2004, 07:21 PM   #4
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Amazing, I was just talking with my wife about this. Her doctor discoverd the cancer with his hands. She was telling me that he disagnosed a collegue of hers infant with the same way.

I wonder if he could teach people how he is doing it, because it seems pretty incredible that he has nailed two cases with a routine exam.
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Wow, that's an incredible story. I wish Alexandra all the best of luck and prayers for her recovery. What an amazing kid!
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I read about Alex a couple of years ago

Business at a sampling of stands from Minneapolis to Kansas City indicated that Alex, who's raised more than $200,000 to date, might reach her goal of $1 million from lemonade stands and donations this year.

A picture of her yesterday

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What an incredible girl.
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I love the picture. I am going to try and get my Lion's Club to donate $$
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Excellent idea! . Rock on, Alexandra. .

Also, I hope that she will get better. .

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What a gorgeous little girl.
I hope she see's the one million get there.
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Old 08-02-2004, 03:42 PM   #11
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PHILADELPHIA Aug. 2, 2004 — A young cancer patient who started a lemonade stand to raise money for cancer research, sparking a nationwide fund-raising campaign that has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars, has died. She was 8.
Alexandra Scott, of Wynnewood, died peacefully Sunday at home on her favorite couch, her father, Jay Scott, said Monday.
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Any word on how her fundraising went?
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