The Lemon Ball 2016 At The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Posted on January 22nd, 2016 in Commercial, Events by Gabe Fredericks
Lemon Ball 2016

For the 6th straight year, Philip Gabriel Photography had the privilege of photographing Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s Lemon Ball at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown last Saturday Evening.

Here is a bit of background on this amazing Foundation: a young girl named Alex was very young when she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. Through her various treatments and procedures, she became very passionate about finding a cure for this most common childhood cancer, especially for those around her.

She started by setting up lemonade stands to raise money for research. Her crusade gained national recognition, and by the time she passed away at age eight, her vision and organization had raised over $1 million for cancer research. The Foundation was continued by her family, and to this day has raised more than $120 million and funded 550 childhood cancer research projects at 102 top hospitals and institutions in the US and Canada. Alex’s inspirational story can be found here.

The love and commitment that this community has towards helping these children beat cancer and terminal illness truly inspires us. It’s wonderful to see so many of the same faces, year after year, as well as the many new faces in the crowd as the organization continues to develop. The continued support of Alex’s cause is astonishing!

The Marriott was a fantastic venue for the event and Back2Life from BVT Live had all the patrons out on the dance floor celebrating all night long! We are blown away by the generosity of the donors. The fundraiser was a huge success, selling out at over 1,000 guests and raising over $927,000 for the Foundation!

The fundraising numbers and research projects have almost doubled since two years ago! It gives us hope for a better future to see the generosity of hundreds of people who really care about an important cause like Alex’s.

The night was incredibly inspiring. It was also encouraging to see many of the young childhood cancer survivors give speeches at the event, showing their support and gratitude for Alex’s vision. We are looking forward to a successful Lemon Ball next year, and another productive year for the Foundation.

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