Volvo is on a mission to raise a million dollars to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand, fulfilling a promise the automaker made to 8-year-old Alex Scott over 10 years ago.
In 2004, Alex was battling cancer but that didn’t deter her vision of helping find a cure. Her goal was to raise $1-Million, one cup of lemonade at a time. Alex caught Volvo’s attention when she receive and inaugural Volvo for Life award nomination. The award honors hometown heroes doing extraordinary things in their communities. At this time, Alex’s Lemonade Stand raised $45,000 for pediatric cancer-related research.
Alex took her vision nationwide, setting up fundraising efforts and virtual lemonade stands on-line for donations. Before she passed away in August of 2004 she had already raised over $700,000 on her own, and reached her million dollar goal, with support from Volvo.
At this time, Volvo employees at dealerships across the nation focused their sales goals…on lemonade, for Alex. Their efforts brought tremendous results, with hundreds of thousands of dollars raised to fulfill their promise to Alex.
Since then, Volvo, a founding sponsor of ALSF, has helped keep the inspiration and legacy of Alex alive, and help bring awareness to pediatric cancer. Today, the foundation she founded with Volvo’s help, has raised over $100 million dollars and funded over 500 research projects.
This holiday season, Volvo is once again committed to donating one million dollars to Alex’s Lemonade Stand, one car sale at a time. With your help, every time we sell a car between now and January 4, 2016, Alex’s vision will reach another milestone with a contribution to her foundation.
During the Wonder of Winter sale event when you purchase or lease a new 2016 Volvo, help support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and get three payments on us. (excludes XC90 and Polestar Vehicles).
For more information about the Wonder of Winter specials or to schedule a test drive, please contact:
Donny Lambrecht at Park Place Volvo, (214) 956-5516, DLambrecht@10.2.54.33