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ADVISORY: Honor society hosting Alex’s Lemonade Stand

 

WHAT:

 

Camden County College's chapter of Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society will hold its first Alex's Lemonade Stand to raise funds to fight childhood cancers.

 

 

WHEN:

 

9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 6, 2011.

 

 

WHERE:

 

Presidential Courtyard (between Madison Hall and the library), Blackwood Campus, College Drive and Peter Cheeseman Road, Gloucester Township.

 

 

DETAILS:

 

Alex Scott was diagnosed with neuroblastoma just before her first birthday in 1997. At age 4, she ran her first lemonade stand at her parents' home and raised $2,000. By the time she died in 2004 at age 8, the lemonade stand movement she started had spread nationwide. In the years since then, the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer has raised well over $25 million.

 

These monies support medical research projects that aim to carry out Alex's wish of "finding a cure for all children with cancer." They also fund expenses for families who must travel or relocate for treatment, as Alex's family did when she began treatment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

 

Kappa Delta Pi recognizes the scholarship of students who are pursuing education as an occupation and helps professional educators develop resources to grow throughout their careers. The College's Alpha Alpha Psi chapter was the first chapter of KDP to be established at a community college, and members regularly engage in philanthropic activities as part of their membership.

 

 

TO COVER:

 

Contact Susan Coulby, media relations manager, by telephone at 856-374-4949 (office) or 609-605-0874 (cell) or via e-mail at scoulby@camdencc.edu.


Published: April 05, 2011