Girls sell lemonade to raise money for cancer patients

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)-A group of girls in Greene County are working to raise money for childhood cancer.

A group of girls are hosting Alex's Lemonade Stand.

June 15th and 16th it will be set up in Paragould at the Dollar Tree location.

All proceeds will go towards making the lives of children with cancer better.

Greene County resident Judith Bowden says she and her daughter Destiny are volunteering because it's something that's important to them.

"I think it's important for her to raise money for other children," Bowden said. "We jumped into this right away. We've had family members that died from cancer so we though we would try to help."

In 1996, cancer patient Alexandra Alex Scott set a lemonade stand in her front yard.

The four year old said she wanted to raise money for children with cancer.

Since that time, this has become a nationwide fund raising movement.

Bowden says not only are they helping those in need, her daughter is learning a valuable lesson.

"She's learning to become a better person," Bowden said. "To learn to help other people instead of thinking about herself she can help other people."

Bowden says she believes everyone should step up and help when they can.

"It's important to help for the children that are suffering," Bowden said. "So that they will have a better life and just to come down and help the kids cause they really need the help."

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation has raised more than $50 million dollars for cancer research and has funded over 200 research projects nationally.

Alex's Lemonade Stand will be back at the Dollar Tree in Paragould June 22nd and 23rd.

For more information about Alex's Lemonade stand, log onto their website.

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