Alex’s Lemonade Stand to raise money for cancer research in Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Alex’s Lemonade Stand will set up shop in Lincoln next month to raise money to fight childhood cancer.

This year, organizers are challenging others to set up their own stands to raise even more money.

“We have a little contest for our little entrepreneurs, and there is no age limit, so the old entrepreneurs can do it as well,” Tara Suckstorf said. “Any way you want to raise money, whether you want to hold your own stand in your front yard, whether you want to share the information online, you would just sign up and let us know.”

The contest starts Thursday and runs through July 10.

First prize is s $300 gift card to Scheels. Second place will get you a $200 Visa gift card, and third prize is a $100 Scheels gift card.

Suckstorf’s group will have their lemonade stand Friday, July 8, and Saturday, July 9.

They will be at the Super Savers at 25th Street and Pine Lake Road and in Fallbook.

The money will go toward child cancer research.

“I lost my dad to cancer, and at least as an adult, you kind of can comprehend what’s going on,” Suckstorf said. “But for kids to lose their childhood, the most innocent part of their life, is just really difficult to think about and there’s really no way to explain to them what’s going on.

Channel 8 is partnering with Alex’s Lemonade Stand. If you want to join in the fundraising effort, sign up here.

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