The Learning Tree, hosts Alex’s Lemonade Stand Dec. 14

The Learning Tree educational store in Silverdale will host an Alex’s Lemonade Stand on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In keeping with the season, the stand will serve hot chocolate and cookies instead of the traditional lemonade. Santa is expected to make an appearance from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and all donations will go to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which supports the fight against childhood cancers.

Cyndie Deare, owner and manager of The Learning Tree, was inspired to join the effort after an episode of 19 Kids and Counting showed the Duggar family hosting an Alex’s Lemonade Stand at their local Auntie Anne’s.

As a mother, Cyndie wanted to help, and felt the The Learning Tree was a natural fit. This holiday season, Cyndie wanted to show kids they can make a positive difference in the lives of others.

The Learning Tree is at 3381 NW Bucklin Hill Road, Silverdale.Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004).

In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of supporters across the country carrying on her legacy of hope.

To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charity, has raised more than $65 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 350 pediatric cancer research projects nationally.

For more information on Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, visit cancer is a general term used to describe cancer in children occurring regularly, randomly and sparing no ethnic group, socioeconomic class, or geographic region.

Childhood cancer extends to over a dozen types of cancers and a countless amount of subtypes. Just a few of these cancer types include: Ewing’s sarcoma, glioma, leukemia, lymphoma, medulloblastoma, neuroblastoma, osteosarcoma, retinoblastoma, rhabdomyosarcoma and Wilm’s tumor.

In the United States, childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 15. Every day, approximately 250 kids around the world die from cancer, accounting for 91,250 losing their lives to the disease every year.



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