Two University of Arizona College of Nursing faculty members will host an Alex’s Lemonade Stand on Monday, June 11, from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., in an effort to support the battle against childhood cancer and improve the quality of life for young cancer patients and their families.
Ki Moore, DNSc, RN, FAAN, and Gloanna Peek, MSN, RN, CPNP, faculty at the UA College of Nursing, are both recipients of grants from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF). Dr. Moore’s funding from ALSF has provided support for her multidisciplinary collaborative team to better understand how cancer treatment can damage normal brain tissue. Peek’s research study is designed to facilitate coping interventions in parents of children newly diagnosed with cancer. “We are happy to give back to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation as our work would not be possible without their support,” Moore said.
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation 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 $50 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding more than 200 research projects nationally.
Faculty at the University of Arizona College of Nursing envision, engage and innovate in education, research and practice to help people of all ages optimize health in the context of major life transitions, illnesses, injuries, symptoms and disabilities. Established in 1957, the college ranks among the top nursing programs in the United States. For more information about the college, please visit its website, www.nursing.arizona.edu.