Eighth grader donates birthday money to Alex’s Lemonade Stand

Anthony Donato raised over $400 for Alex's Lemonade Stand.

Anthony Donato raised over $400 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand.

DePaolo Middle School eighth grade student Anthony Donato decided that just giving his time to help raise money at Alex’s Lemonade Stand at the Apple Harvest wasn’t enough.

Instead, Donato asked family, friends, and neighbors to donate to an important cause. He raised $200, but still wasn’t satisfied. When his birthday came up, Donato asked parents to give him a party. Instead of bringing gifts, he asked family and friends to donate money to Alex’s Lemonade Stand. He raised $227 at his birthday event to raise his grand total to $427.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of supporters across the country carrying on her legacy of hope.

To find out more, visit www.alexslemonade.org.

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