Alex’s Lemonade Stand returns to St. Maries Aug. 23, and Aug. 24.

There will be two lemonade stands, one at Harvest Foods and the other at IGA. Money raised by the lemonade supports cancer research.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand was started by Alexandra Scott in 2004. Alex was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a type of childhood cancer, shortly before her first birthday. At the age of four years old she, raised $2,000 with one lemonade stand, because she wanted to give the money to doctors to allow them to “help other kids, like they helped me,” according to the Alex’s Lemonade Foundation website.

Alexandra died from cancer, Aug. 2004, at the age of eight. The foundation raised $1 million by the time of her death.

The organization has held fundraisers through the St. Maries Elks Lodge since 2015. Last year’s event raised $1,000 according to an information sheet for event volunteers.

“We’ll have volunteers out and you can make whatever donation is appropriate,” organizer Kris Smith said.

Volunteers will operate the stands 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both locations, both days.

Anyone interested in volunteering needs to turn in a sign-up sheet to Elks Lodge Manager Stacey Bayless by Aug. 20.

For more information call the St. Maries Elks Lodge, or call or text Kris Smith, 208-582-8000.

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