Nolan joined the efforts of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer to participate in their 2015 Million Mile 5K Walk. Nolan employees, friends and family walked together through the streets of Havertown. After the walk, Nolan hosted its own “lemonade stand” to collect money for the foundation. The stand was hand built by Nolan’s own carpenters. Liz and Jay Scott (founders of Alex’s Lemonade Stand) stopped by and accepted a check for $3008.00—funds we raised in the weeks leading up to the event.
WHO IT BENEFITS:
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 date, ALSF, a registered 501(c)3 charity, has raised more than $120 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 550 pediatric cancer research projects nationally.
The Nolan team participated in memory of Brayden Chandler, a local boy and friend of our own Jim Falk, who recently lost his battle with cancer.
WHEN & WHERE:
Sunday September, 2015. The 5K walk took place on the streets of Havertown and culminated in the parking lot of Nolan Painting’s headquarters on Hillcrest Ave.
As part of the Nolan in the Neighborhood program, Nolan raises money for the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation throughout the year. While we actively support many important causes, ALSF has held a special place in our collective hearts for many years. The amazing energy and perseverance of Alex and her parents is inspiring to us all.