Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is a nonprofit dedicated to finding a cure for all children with cancer, founded by Alex Scott . Scott was diagnosed with childhood cancer just before her first birthday, and at 4 years old, Alex decided to set up her first lemonade stand to raise money for a cure. By the time she passed away, at the age of 8, she had raised more than $1 million for the cause.
Since that first stand in 2000, ALSF has raised $55 million more, and two upcoming events in New York and Miami are about to drive that number higher. In New York City, Jonathan Waxman, cookbook author and chef/owner of Barbuto in Manhattan, will invite his culinary friends to participate once again in Lemon: NYC on Oct. 23. Waxman will lead culinary powerhouses such as Marc Vetri, Marc Forgione, Alex Guarnaschelli, and Tom Colicchio in creating one-of-a-kind, four-course family-style meals for attendees.
In Miami, celebrated pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith of Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink is raising money for ALSF through her event, Sweet Miami Lemonade on Nov. 1. Goldsmith is pairing original recipes from her first cookbook, BAKING OUT LOUD: Fun Desserts with Big Flavors, with signature cocktails for a great evening. Guests can expect to taste her tangerine creamsicle pot de crème and buttered popcorn gelato, all in the name of fundraising.
No matter what side of the Mason-Dixon Line you’re on, you’re sure to find a delicious way to join ALSF in the fight against child cancer.