ANOTHER CHANCE TO FIGHT.
For a child battling cancer, the ability to travel for care can make the difference between ending treatment and continuing to fight. It can make the difference between life and death. This is where you come in. Every dollar you give goes directly to help over 600 families bear the cost of traveling for treatment, empowering them to face cancer with courage, confidence, and a smile.
CHILDHOOD CANCER IS AN OVERWHELMING EPIDEMIC.
THAT WON'T STOP US.
Eight years ago, we learned the story of a brave little girl named Alex. Her mission of spreading care and joy despite her overwhelming obstacles echoed around the world and aligned with the values held within Power's walls. When Alex lost her own battle with cancer at the age of 8, her legacy lived on through the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. In 2011, Power Home Remodeling joined Alex's fight by partnering with Alex’s Lemonade Stand and her dream became our mission. In 8 years, we’ve raised $2.2 million dollars. But we’re far from done.
FAMILIES BATTLING CHILDHOOD CANCER ARE 5X LIKELIER TO FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY DUE TO MEDICAL COSTS.
Annual Cost of Traveling to Treatment: $1,200 - $5,800
Average Length of Treatment: 1 - 2 Years
Average Household Income of Families Battling Cancer: $37,000
Average Family Size: 4
TRAVEL FOR CARE
Alex’s Lemonade Stand’s Travel For Care program covers the airfare, gas, train fare, and lodging for families traveling to innovative experimental treatments. Often, these children have been given little hope for survival, and clinical trials may be their last chance for a cure.
POWER'S GOAL IS TO FULLY FUND THE TRAVEL FOR CARE PROGRAM FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR.
This covers all travel and lodging expenses for 600 families. To meet our goal, we must raise $750,000. This money will ensure that families battling childhood cancer won’t have to choose between keeping the lights on or treating their child. It will empower them to face childhood cancer with a smile.
In 2000, four-year-old Alex Scott started a lemonade stand to raise funds to cure childhood cancer. In 2004, Alex lost her battle with cancer, but the movement she began lived on.
In her honor, Alex’s parents created Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) and since then, Alex’s fight for a cure has spread around the world. Childhood cancer only receives 4% of federal funding, but Alex’s Lemonade Stand bridges the gap by funding innovative research, clinical trials, and programs for patients and their families. Alex’s original goal was to raise $1M. To date, ALSF has raised over $150 million.