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Lemonade for a cure
When Breanne Little, 10, and Ashley Hughes, 12, of Seabeck heard the story of Alex Scott and her battle with cancer they knew what they had to do.
Alexs story first made nationwide news in 2000. The Connecticut resident was battling neuroblastoma, an aggressive childhood cancer, when at the age of 4 she began to raise money for her hospital by selling lemonade for 50 cents a cup. That year she raised more than $2,000 for Connecticut Childrens Medical Center. After moving to Philadelphia, she set up another stand and raised $600 and in 2002 she opened a third stand raising $18,000, according to the Web site www.alexslemonade.com. It was just last year that her original stand raised $40,000 in three hours, the Web site stated. But a few months later on Aug. 1, 2004 Alex lost her battle to neuroblastoma at the age of 8, but her legacy lives on through the Alexs Lemonade Stand for Childhood Cancer organization. And now her legacy is being carried out locally.
Breanne and Ashley, with the help of their parents, have set up an Alexs Lemonade Stand at the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede and will sell lemonade for 50