Local residents looking to enjoy a cool glass of lemonade can do so this weekend while supporting a good cause as part of Firebirds Wood Fired Grill’s annual fundraiser.
From Friday through Sunday, Firebirds, which is located in Peachtree Corners and Alpharetta, is hosting its Lemonade Days, a yearly event that raises money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a nonprofit that raises money for childhood cancer research.
Started in 2000 by then 4-year-old Alex Scott, a neuroblastoma patient, Scott’s first lemonade stand raised $2,000. By the time she died in 2004, Scott’s stands had raised more than $1 million.
Scott’s parents have since turned the stand into a foundation, with which Firebirds has partnered for the last six years.
“Firebirds plays a pivotal role in our fight against childhood cancer,” said Liz Scott, ALSF’s co-executive director and Alex Scott’s mother. “Their consistent contributions have helped fund better treatments for children and assist in state-of-the art research breakthroughs that are ultimately helping kids in their battle with cancer.”
This year, Firebirds is setting a $100,000 goal for Lemonade Days, which locations across the country will be participating in.
A glass of lemonade costs $3, and all proceeds going directly to ALSF. Additionally, Firebirds will be donating $1 per slice of its Big Daddy Lemon Cake to to ALSF.
Guests can also participate in Firebirds’ “Round Up for a Cure” promotion, in which their check will be rounded up to the nearest dollar, with the difference going to ALSF.
“Each year, it is truly inspiring to see thousands of supporters across the country who are taking strides against childhood cancer by contributing to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation,” said Firebirds CEO Mark Eason. “We are grateful to be a part of such an amazing cause.”
For more information about Scott and ALSF, visit alexslemonade.org.