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What’s better than an ice-cold glass of lemonade on a hot summer day? How about an ice-cold glass of lemonade that helps support the fight against childhood cancer?
Red Robin is turning lemons into Freckled Lemonade on National Lemonade Day, Wednesday, August 20, honoring the beloved summertime drink by giving back. On the national holiday, participating Red Robin restaurants across the U.S. will host lemonade stands serving Freckled Lemonade samples to guests, and collect donations to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
About Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation:
When Alex, who was diagnosed with childhood cancer just before her first birthday, was four, she told her parents she wanted to set up a front-yard lemonade stand. Her plan: to give the money to doctors to help them find a cure. Her first “Alex’s Lemonade Stand”, held with the help of her older brother Patrick, raised an astonishing $2,000 in one day. While bravely fighting her own cancer, Alex continued to set up lemonade stands every year. As news spread of the remarkable girl so dedicated to helping other sick children, people everywhere were inspired to start their own lemonade stands—donating the proceeds to her cause.
In 2004 when Alex passed away at the age of eight—her stand and inspiration had raised more than $1 million towards finding a cure for the disease that took her life. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation was started by her parents in 2005 to continue the work that Alex began. Our mission is simple: to raise money for and awareness of childhood cancer causes—especially research into new treatments and cures—and to encourage and empower others, especially children, to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer.
You can help fight childhood cancer one cup at a time:
- Purchasing an Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation eGift Card at www.redrobin.com/giftcards
- Purchasing exciting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation-inspired merchandise on Red Robin’s website
- Logging onto AlexsLemonade.org and donating to the charity
- Purchasing a Freckled Lemonade at Red Robin on any other day of the year!
- Visit www.redrobin.com/ALSF(website live 8/18)
Woman of Many Roles takes part….
One of the things I want to achieve as a parent is to teach my children the importance of giving back and helping others. What better way to do that then to share with the story of Alex, enjoying some nice food, and drinks. It was the perfect family time. Usually when we go out to eat I have my kids drink water, so when they got the chance to try some Freckled Lemonade they were pretty excited. Especially the girls. Bryson would be too, but they only had strawberry lemonade there and he is anti-strawberries. (I know weird, right!) So, he got to enjoy some regular lemonade. While we were waiting on our food to come we had a discussion about Alex and her mission. The kids were pretty excited take part of her mission and help. Just as we finished up our discussion our food arrived. Everyone got their bellies filled with yummy food. All in all I would say it was a successfully outing!!
You can do your part too:
One lucky US reader will get a chance to win $25 Red Robin gift card to visit your local Red Robin restaurant and purchase a Freckled Lemonade. Ends 8/18
Want to learn more?
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