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Biker dad: When life hands you lemons, you cure cancer


You know the old saying, when life hands you lemons, you cure cancer. Well that was the take away for one girl diagnosed with cancer, and it's spread into a nationwide effort to raise money for cancer research.

This weekend you can help, too, right here in the Mid-South, just by buying a glass of lemonade at Southern Thunder Harley Davidson in Southaven. It's a fundraiser for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, which all started with one lemonade stand set up by a little girl diagnosed with childhood cancer. She and her brother set up the stand to raise money. It exploded into a movement that continues today.

Here's info from Southern Thunder's Facebook page on Saturday's event: 

- To raise money and awareness of childhood cancer causes, primarily research into new treatments and cures.
- To encourage and empower others, especially children, to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer.

- $3 lemonade 11:00am 'til gone (proceeds benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand)
- Scavenger hunt 11:00am-2:00pm – FREE to play and easy to win! $150 gift card up for grabs
- Cookout 11:00am-2:00pm

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) shares the vision of our founder and creator, Alexandra “Alex” Scott—a cure for all children with cancer.

When Alex, who was diagnosed with childhood cancer just before her first birthday, was four, she told her parents she wanted to set up a front-yard lemonade stand. Her plan: to give the money to doctors to help them find a cure. Her first “Alex’s Lemonade Stand”, held with the help of her older brother Patrick, raised an astonishing $2,000 in one day. While bravely fighting her own cancer, Alex continued to set up lemonade stands every year. As news spread of the remarkable girl so dedicated to helping other sick children, people everywhere were inspired to start their own lemonade stands—donating the proceeds to her cause.

Help us raise money for childhood cancer research!

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Chris Best is the Assistant News Director for WMC Action News 5. He's a husband and father of four, He's also a motorcycle enthusiast.

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