The Malvern School, which aims to teach children about the importance of giving back, recently put these lessons into action, with Malvern students and staff across 27 locations raising $130,768.89 in 2023 to help Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation support children fighting cancer. Malvern presented this donation to ALSF at an awards presentation on Nov. 9 at the Radisson Hotel Northeast in Trevose.
“The Malvern School’s students embody the same hopeful, selfless spirit as our founder Alex Scott, who hosted her first lemonade stand to help other children battling cancer when she was just 4 years old,” said Christie Fischer, senior community engagement manager at ALSF, who accepted the check on the nonprofit’s behalf. “To see Alex’s legacy live on through our partnership — and to know these young children, their teachers and families are making a real difference — is extraordinarily special. We are extremely grateful for their support.”
The Malvern School began partnering with ALSF in 2008. This year’s fundraising activities included hosting lemonade stands, lemon relays, art auctions, family dining events and carnivals.
With this donation, The Malvern School community has raised more than $1.3 million in total for the cause. This support has funded more than 25,000 hours of research, leading toward cures and improved quality of life for children with cancer. The Malvern School’s donations have also contributed to programs like SuperSibs and Travel For Care that help families dealing with a childhood cancer diagnosis.
In addition to the check presentation, the ceremony recognized:
- Highest School Contributor: The Malvern School of Glen Mills
- MVP: The Malvern School of Voorhees
- Crow for a Cause Fundraising Winner: The Malvern School of Voorhees
- All Malvern School locations that reached their 2023 fundraising goals: Malvern, Frazer, Glen Mills, Lionville, Richboro, Voorhees, Royersford, Horsham, Montgomeryville, Newtown Square, Warrington, Medford, Oaks, Blue Bell and Malvern Day Camp
- Top Corporate Partner: MacMain Law
“These efforts represent an enormous amount of dedication from our teachers, directors, staff and families in teaching our young friends that little people can be big helpers,” said Kristen M. Waterfield, founder and president of The Malvern School. “These are lessons and experiences that will stay with them as they grow and continue to put more good into the world.”
Visit malvernschool.com/about-us/alexs-lemonade-sponsorship/ for more information.