Connecticut Residents Join Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s Million Mile Run, aim to raise profile of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
In an effort to raise the profile of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, residents of Cromwell, Glastonbury, and West Hartford & Beyond are joining Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s Million Mile Run initiative. The initiative, which will take place throughout the month of September, will encourage supporters everywhere to log miles in an effort to collectively run or walk 1 million miles throughout the month of September.
Macaroni Kid Middletown has paired up with Anytime Fitness Cromwell, West Hartford and Glastonbury locations in an effort to raise money and awareness for an amazing cause! On September 17th, 18th & 19th all three Anytime Fitness locations will open their doors for friends and family who wish to participate in the initiative., stop down to turn in your miles , make a donation, or use Anytime Fitness treadmills! Vendors & Lemonade Stands as well! There is no better motivation to stay active than knowing that every mile you walk or run, you are helping fight and raise awareness for childhood cancer.
The brainchild of Foundation Co-Executive Director, Jay Scott, a running enthusiast, the Million Mile Run will invite ambitious individuals, as well as teams, to pledge to walk/run and contribute to the one million mile goal during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Drawing from the inspiration of Foundation creator Alexandra “Alex” Scott, who set out to raise $1 million through lemonade stands in 2004, Jay Scott feels that through combined efforts, reaching one million miles in just thirty days is attainable.
The Million Mile Run will utilize both the MapMyRun application and the ability for participants to manually enter the miles they log daily. Additionally, participants are urged to recruit friends and family members to pledge dollar amounts for each mile, or provide a straight donation.
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of supporters across the country carrying on her legacy of hope. To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charity, has raised more than $60 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 275 research projects nationally.
WHAT: Connecticut Residents Join Million Mile Run to raise profile of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
WHEN: September 17th, 18th & 19th
10:00 am – 7:00 pm each day
WHERE: Anytime Fitness, Cromwell:
51 Shunpike Rd, Cromwell Ct. 06416
Anytime Fitness, Glastonbury
2836 Main Street, Glastonbury Ct. 06033
Anytime Fitness, West Hartford
340 N Main Street, West Hartford Ct. 06117
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