GREENE – When Greene senior Andrea Myers attended a ‘Girls Take Charge’ leadership workshop last year, she was inspired by the story of a young cancer patient named Alexandra Scott who sought to find a cure for childhood cancer by selling lemonade.
By the time Scott passed away at the age of 8, she had succeeded in raising $1 million for pediatric cancer research. Following her death, the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation was formed to continue her work in fighting childhood cancer “one cup at a time.” Today, thousands of lemonade stands have been held to raise money and more than $25 million has been raised for pediatric cancer research, according to the non-profit’s website.
“I just thought it was a really good cause,” Myers said. When she brought the idea of holding a fundraiser for the pediatric cancer research foundation to members of Interact, a student organization to which she belongs, her peers thought so, too.