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4-H Club donates to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

by Danielle Wagner

DUNKERTON (KWWL) Fighting childhood cancer one cup at a time. That's the motto behind Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. The concept was started by Alexandra Scott who suffered from childhood cancer.

At age four, she held a lemonade stand in front of her Pennsylvania home to raise money for others battling cancer. Alex died in 2004 when she was eight years old, but her parents kept her yearly lemonade stand going.

Saturday, the Lester Livewire 4-H Club of Black Hawk County joined the cause. For 50 cents, patrons got a glass of lemonade or a cookie.

Alex's Lemonade Stand is a national foundation devoted to raising money to help find a cure for childhood cancer.

In Dunkerton, Jared Winkers came up with this idea because he used to have a lemonade stand to raise money for the foundation.

"When they were talking about a community service project for 4-H, I decided a lemonade stand would be good," said Jared Winkers.

About 17 4-H Club members took turns working different jobs. Leader Julie Magee said the cause behind this lemonade stand hits close to home.

"In town here we do have a little two-year-old who's battling leukemia, Ledger Dalton, so it's really close to home for them to do this," said Magee.

The club hopes to raise at least $200 for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.

Since 2004, ALSF has raised more than $30 million. Of that, more than $12 million is from lemonade stands.

Reporter: Danielle Wagner

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