We had our first stand yesterday at the Big Dam Bridge in North Little Rock, Arkansas. We had a great time doing it. Met some new friends, and made a little money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. But, we had a great time. I had my sights set high on this fundraiser. I know we have been working at it for several weeks trying to get people involved and such. I know Jack and his wife Angelica spend a lot more time on it then I did, and Jack was expecting a lot more. But, it didn’t go as either of us had planned. However we did make $600 for the day. So, some is better than none.
Fundraising for childhood cancer has been tough. We are trying to get the message out to as many as possible, but it just seems not many people want to donate. Why? Is it because that childhood cancer doesn’t affect their lives? Is it because they don’t trust us? I wish I knew, because I have seen some of the lemonade stands on Alex’s make way more money than that. I mean there was a little girl on their the other day, with cancer, but she had raised almost a quarter of a million dollars in like two months. Heck, I have been going almost two months, and I got right at a $1,000.
The money we made for the event in Little Rock will be sent to Alex’s either on Monday or Tuesday, but what do we have to do to get more folks to believe all we want to do is help these kids? Do you have any suggestions? What has worked for you? Please share with me. You can email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or post on my Facebook page. Hopefully we will have better luck in Nashville, TN. If you are interested in helping with a stand in Nashville or for that matter anywhere in the states, let me know.