Eastern alumni are being welcomed back to see old friends and reconnect with the school and community while raising money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
September is the start of a new school year and also National Childhood Cancers Awareness Month. It is a time when children and teenagers may feel excited or anxious about what teachers they will have or what friends will be in their class. Unfortunately, for pediatric cancer patients, September may mark a time of continued treatments, hospital stays and doctor appointments.
The Eastern High School Alumni Association wants to help more children and teenagers move away from cancer and get to their high school graduations and reunions. In that spirit, the Association is calling on all Eastern alumni to come back to the school for a unique family-friendly reunion where they can relive their glory days of high school. On Sunday, Sept. 16 at 9 a.m., the Glory Days 5K will take place at Eastern with all proceeds benefitting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
Eastern alumni, Ali Gorman of Action News and Adam Taliaferro, inspirational former Penn State football player, will be on hand to give opening remarks at the run.The run starts and ends with a lap around the Eastern track. The event is open to everyone, not just Eastern alumni. Members of the community are welcome to participate in the run and can make it a reunion of their own with friends and family looking to come together to help fight pediatric cancer.
Gold-level sponsors for the event include Joltin Jabs, Rothman Institute and Advocare The Farm Pediatrics. Bronze-level sponsors include Hollywood Tans, The Make-Up Bar Salon of Cherry Hill, Road ID, Panera Bread, Mitch Brown of DiNardi Brothers Entertainment, Main Street Pub, Marketing Directions Promotional Products and Garden State Discovery Museum.
About Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
In 2000, cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott announced 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 has raised more than $50 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 200 research projects nationally.
Visit the race website at www.eastern5k.com