Philadelphia Police Surprise Child Fighting Cancer
A young boy named David is fighting for his life as he battles cancer. On June 9th at the Philadelphia city center, David had set up an Alex’s Lemonade Stand to help raise money for childhood cancer.
About Alex’s Lemonade Stand:
“Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s mission is to raise money and awareness of childhood cancer causes, primarily for research into new treatments and cures, and to encourage and empower others, especially children, to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer.
When Alex, who was diagnosed with childhood cancer just before her first birthday, was four, she told her parents she wanted to set up a front-yard lemonade stand. Her plan: to give the money to doctors to help them find a cure. Her first “Alex’s Lemonade Stand”, held with the help of her older brother Patrick, raised an astonishing $2,000 in one day. While bravely fighting her own cancer, Alex continued to set up lemonade stands every year. As news spread of the remarkable girl so dedicated to helping other sick children, people everywhere were inspired to start their own lemonade stands—donating the proceeds to her cause.
In 2004 when Alex passed away at the age of eight—her stand and inspiration had raised more than $1 million towards finding a cure for the disease that took her life. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation was started by her parents in 2005 to continue the work that Alex began.”
David wishes for nothing more than to be a member of the bomb squad when he grows up. He could not have been more surprised when the Philadelphia Police Bomb Disposal Unit showed up to show their support for David and his lemonade stand. We are so proud of David, keep fighting! Well done Philly PD, keep up the good work.