Pucker up! National Lemonade Days are celebrated this year on June 7-9, and there are a few Long Island events you don't want to miss.
Kindergartners from Daisy Troop 1596 at Cherry Lane School, part of the Carle Place School District will host an Alex's Lemonade Stand fundraiser on Friday from 3-5 p.m. at the Carle Place Drive Thru (525 Westbury Ave., Carle Place).
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) launched from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra "Alex" Scott (1996-2004), a 4-year-old who said she wanted to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer by selling the classic drink. The Foundation bearing her name has evolved nationally, with thousands of supporters across the country. This year marks the 10th annual Lemonade Day with an estimated 10,000 volunteers at more than 2,000 Alex's Lemonade Stands around the country.
Toys R Us is also launching a fundraising campaign to benefit ALSF. Now through July 31, monetary donations will be collected at all Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores nationwide and online at Toysrus.com/AlexsLemonade.
To kick off this year's program, Toys R Us introduced its Lemon Smiles Challenge, a social media campaign designed to encourage Facebook and Twitter users to spread awareness for ALSF by sharing photos of themselves, family and friends smiling while biting into a lemon slice. Visit Facebook.com/Toysrus or tag @ToysRUs on Twitter using the #LemonSmiles hashtag. There will also be ongoing fundraising updates, opportunities to get involved, fun activities, such as a coloring sheet and lemonade stand pledge and more.
In addition, on June 21 select Toys R Us stores will host in-store lemonade stands where families can meet ALSF volunteers, sample lemonade and donate to the cause.
For more information on Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, visit AlexsLemonade.org.