In their continuing efforts to fight back against childhood cancer, the Kansas City region will host the 8th Annual Alex’s Lemonade Stand Grand Stand event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 3 and 4 at area Hy-Vee stores.

In their continuing efforts to fight back against childhood cancer, the Kansas City region will host the 8th Annual Alex’s Lemonade Stand Grand Stand event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 3 and 4 at area Hy-Vee stores.


Started by the Mozer family, whose son battled childhood cancer, the Kansas City Grand Stand is the second largest Alex’s Lemonade Stand Grand Stand in the United States. Since the local effort began in 2004, more than a half a million dollars has been raised for pediatric cancer research and care at Children’s Mercy Hospital, the University of Kansas Medical Center and the Stowers Institute for Medical Research.


The following Hy-Vee locations are participating: 601 W. U.S. 40, Blue Springs; 4545 Noland Road and 1525 E. 23rd St., Independence; 301 N.E. Rice Road and 310 S.W. Ward Road, Lee’s Summit; and 9400 E. Missouri 350, Raytown.


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 volunteers across the country carrying on her legacy of hope.