'Lemonade' song for Alex's Lemonade Stand

July 23, 2005 at 2:05 PM
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PHILADELPHIA, July 23 (UPI) -- "Lemonade," the official theme song for Alex's Lemonade Stand, tells the story of the Connecticut girl with cancer who raised money for cancer research.

At the age of 4, Alexandra "Alex" Scott, decided to do something to make a cure for pediatric cancer more likely. She opened her first lemonade stand in July of 2000 with the idea of donating the proceeds to "her hospital" in Connecticut.

Each year since, she has held an annual lemonade stand in her front yard and continued when her family moved to Philadelphia to seek experimental treatment for her. As word spread, donations poured in from around the world, and she has raised more than $2.5 million for pediatric cancer research.

Music legend Kenny Gamble and renowned songwriter Bunny Sigler created the song that allows the public to support pediatric cancer research by purchasing the CD.

"We are thrilled that Philadelphia International Records has so generously put Alex's story to music," said Alex's mother, Liz Scott. "Alex would have loved it!"

Alex Scott died in 2004.

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