The Benoit Lab Hosts 2nd Annual Alex's Lemonade Stand Fund Raiser
BME professor, Dr. Danielle Benoit, and her and her fellow researchers will be hosting their 2nd annual Lemonade Stand at the Rochester Public Market educating people on Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, their research on childhood cancer therapies, and collecting donations.
The Lemonade Stand is part of a national effort organized by Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, which helps fund Benoit's research. The name comes from Alexandra "Alex" Scott of Connecticut, a four-year-old girl who was diagnosed with cancer before her first birthday. She set up lemonade stands every year before her death at age 8 to raise money so that doctors could find a cure for cancer. The idea spread and children in other parts of the country set up their own lemonade stands to join the cause. By her death in 2004, at age 8, she raised an amazing $1 million dollars. Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation was started by her parents in 2005 to continue the work that Alex began. The mission of ALSF is simple: to raise money for and awareness of childhood cancer causes - especially finding new treatments and cures.
As a way of giving back to ALSF, the lab will be hosting this event. Please come by and support Danielle and her lab, as well as ALSF. If you can't make it to the farmers market and want to help in the lab's fundraising (their goal is $1k), you can donate to ALSF at The Benoit Lab Stand.