On a sweltering Sunday afternoon in NYC, hundreds of pedestrians found their way to a lemonade stand at Merchants’ Gate of Central Park. Members and supporters of the apparel/charity company, 46NYC, distributed lemonade to curious and thirsty on-lookers in efforts to raise money for children’s cancer research. Donations were collected, and the proceeds were given to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. The idea for the lemonade stand originated from Alexandra Scott (1996-2004), whose vision for cancer research funding inspired many on its way to becoming a registered charity with over $30 million for its cause.
The 46NYC group aligns itself with charities and philanthropists who strive to improve the quality of life for those where education and resources are limited. The partnership of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and 46NYC continue to strengthen these efforts. Information about the foundation and 46NYC were handed out. Other groups such as Baldface Industries, McFadden’s Saloon, Vincent Van Gogh Cafe and SwipeLife came to volunteer services to help spread the message.
Thank you to all the visitors and the volunteers for dedicating their time and energy to making this event successful. There promises to be more events in the future where the opportunity to get involved and affect some change. To help continue with the progress of these programs, please visit the 46NYC and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation sites for calendar events, general information and direct contributions.
Photos by: Veronica Castillo and Vittorio Spadea