BICYCLE TOUR TO FIGHT CHILDHOOD CANCER ONE MILE AT A TIME
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to finding cures for all kids with cancer, will host the first annual Lemon Ride Bicycle Tour on Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 9 am. The event, which will take place in Doylestown, invites cyclists of all calibers to contribute to the battle against childhood cancer by biking a 12, 26 or 50 mile course. The family friendly event will also include children’s activities at the start/finish.
Cycling enthusiasts and all supporters of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation are invited to participate or attend the fun event that will start and finish at Central Bucks – West High School. Along with the course lengths offered for various ability levels, and children’s activities, vendors will be set up with samples of the latest cycling products, giveaways as well as a raffle for a brand new Fuji bike. Registration is $65 per person for those 12 years and older, and $35 per person for under 12 years. Lunch, snacks and a limited edition t-shirt will be provided. Rest stops and SAG support are provided throughout the ride.
“In the last few years, the Foundation has grown our athletic events in the Philadelphia area to the point where they are highly sought-after,” said Jay Scott, Alex’s dad and Co-Executive Director of the Foundation. “With the success of our annual Lemon Run 5K, and our Team Lemon athletic program, we felt it was only a matter of time before we delved into cycling events. We are thrilled to host the first annual Lemon Ride this summer to further the opportunities for athletes to join the battle against childhood cancer.”
The day’s festivities will span from the 9 am start time until 1 pm. The bike tour will not be viewed as a race, but instead a ride through the area to raise funds for all kids with cancer. Prizes will however be awarded to the top fundraisers. Participants are encouraged to form teams and fundraise prior to the event.
In addition to the Lemon Ride and Foundation’s annual Lemon Run 5K (slated for Sunday, November 11, 2012), the Foundation has introduced an athletic arm, Team Lemon, for athletes across the country. Team Lemon invites athletes of all calibers to make a difference as they run, bike or swim to reach their personal athletic goals and simultaneously help kids with cancer.
For more information on The Lemon Ride, to volunteer, register or become a sponsor, visit AlexsLemonade.org/LemonRide.
About Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
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 $50 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 200 research projects nationally.