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Summer campers raise money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand

A sure sign of summer is a lemonade stand selling tasty drinks. And there’s no better reason to sell lemonade than for a charity. That’s why the campers at Virtua’s Child Development Center teamed up with Alex’s Lemonade Stand to raise more than $2,600 in the battle to find a cure for cancer.

Pre-k and kindergarten children dressed in yellow shirts sold lemonade to passers-by on a warm August day. Goodies were donated by area businesses.

Little Alex Scott wanted to find a cure for cancer so she decided to set-up a lemonade stand to raise money. Alex lost her life at a very young age to the disease which she was trying to erase, but her legacy remains. The children at Virtua have raised money for the past four years.
As one of New Jersey’s largest health systems, Virtua helps people be well, get well and stay well through a comprehensive range of health care services. Services are delivered through three health and wellness centers, three fitness centers, four acute care hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices with more than 240 physicians, urgent care centers, seven ambulatory surgery centers, home health services, two long-term care and rehabilitation centers, 12 paramedic units and a wide range of outpatient services. A leader in maternal and child health services, Virtua delivers more than 8,000 babies a year. Virtua also provides employment and wellness services to 1,700 businesses and corporations. An innovator in clinical and information technology such as electronic medical records, Virtua is recognized for its ground-breaking partnerships with GE Healthcare, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Fox Chase Cancer Center. It is the official orthopedic provider for the Philadelphia Flyers. Virtua employs more than 8,400 people and has been honored as the #1 Best Place to Work in the Delaware Valley for seven consecutive years. It is the recipient of the Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation. For more information, visit  www.virtua.org or www.virtuabroadcastnetwork.org.