OCCC’s Summer Kids Camp to host Alex’s Lemonade Stand

July 8, 2013 Latest Print Print

Summer Kid’s Camp participants will learn the value of helping others as well as raise money for cancer awareness by hosting Alex’s Lemonade Stand July 11.

The stand is part of the “Giving Back” class, which teaches students aspects of fundraising, promoting, and planning an event.

“It was such a popular class last year, and the cause is so great, we couldn’t help but organize Alex’s Lemonade Stand again this summer,” said OCCC Community Outreach Coordinator Paul Burkhardt in an email.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation was founded in 2000 after 4-year-old cancer patient Alex Scott wanted to help raise money for cancer research. The foundation has since become national.

OCCC students raised $845 for the stand last summer.

The stand will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Family and Community Education (FACE) Center at 6500 S Land Ave. in Oklahoma City.

Burkhardt said everyone is encouraged to stop by, purchase a drink, and help support the fight against childhood cancer.

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