I first discovered Alex’s Lemonade Stand quite by accident one day while surfing the net. I had been doing research on my favorite charity, Make-A-Wish Foundation, when I happened across Alex’s website. I explored the site and was quickly consumed by the bitterseet story of Alexandra Scott.
In an effort to find constructive ways to give back to my community and to help people in need, I was exploring the possibility of having a fundraising event that has importance and meaning to me. All fundraising events and foundations are important but each one of us needs to find the one that resonates within you. It is either because you’ve been touched by the story or you are part of a story.
I look forward to speaking to my son’s school principal about holding our very own fundraiser. And making it an annual event as well. I believe that finding support for such a worthy cause will be very easy.
I encourage everyone to participate in a charitable event or start one yourself. Also making a small donation helps in the fight to find a cure and promotes research funding. Pick a charity that you like and get involved. You’ll find a hidden benefit to being a part of this: you’ll feel great!
I know many people are struggling during these very tough economic times. I am not asking anyone to put themselves in a situation of financial conflict and hardship. You only give if you can spare a few dollars. Some families are stretched so thin that they cannot spare a few dollars. Well, if you cannot afford the few dollars, you’ll feel just as good if you volunteer your time to help the cause of your choice. Giving is not always about money.
I will post updates as I look into promoting a fundraiser in the spring of 2010.