Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
Lemon: Chicago is an exclusive culinary event benefiting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) for childhood cancer research. The foundation was started by Alexandra “Alex” Scott, a young girl diagnosed with neuroblastoma just before her first birthday. Alex decided that she wanted to help other kids with cancer by holding lemonade stands to raise money for research. Before the time of her passing in 2004, she was able to raise over $1 million.
Today the foundation bearing her name is carried on by her parents Liz and Jay, and has grown immensely. To date they’ve raised over $140 million and have funded more than 690 research projects at more than 129 institutions. The foundation also has programs to help childhood cancer families struggling to pay for travel to critical treatment and clinical trials.
One facet of their fundraising includes holding exclusive culinary events across the country featuring top chefs who support the cause. The money raised at these events funds important research for childhood cancer. The next culinary event, Lemon: Chicago, will take place August 7th from 6:30 pm to 10 pm at Revel Fulton Market. The event is hosted by local chefs Paul Kahan (One Off Hospitality Group) and Tony Mantuano (Spiaggia) as well as restaurateur Donnie Madia (One Off Hospitality Group).
At Lemon: Chicago, guests will be able to mingle with top chefs while sampling some of their signature dishes. In addition to the fabulous food, there will also be live and silent auctions where guests can bid on prizes like concert tickets, sports memorabilia and once in a lifetime experiences. The night will culminate with speeches from Alex’s parents, as well as the family of a local childhood cancer hero.
It’s bound to be a memorable night for a cause you shouldn’t forget. Proceeds from the event will fund research projects for better treatments and cures for all childhood cancers. Since its inception in 2014, Lemon: Chicago has raised over $720,000 for childhood cancer research, and it’s only just beginning. If the delicious food and celebrity chefs aren’t enough to get you there, the cause itself should be. To learn more about the event and to purchase tickets, visit LemonChicago.org. Hope to see you there!
If you’re interested in other culinary events held by Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, visit alexslemonade.org/alsf-culinary-events to find out more!