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All lemonade sales at local restaurants to fund childhood cancer research

After a successful inaugural fundraiser in 2017, the 26 New York-area Chick-fil-A® Restaurants in New York City, Southern Connecticut, Long Island, Northern New Jersey and Jersey Shore will host a second annual Lemonade Fundraiser on Friday, Sept. 14 in support of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Last year, this initiative raised more than $28,000, an amount that the company is hopeful to exceed in 2018 with the help of local communities. Once again, the restaurants will donate 100 percent of regular lemonade sales during the event to the nonprofit, a national foundation dedicated to raising funds and awareness for childhood cancer.

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to support a great cause,” said Michael Thornton, franchise Operator of Chick-fil-A Paramus Park Mall. “The overwhelmingly positive response from our first fundraiser has inspired us to once again invite the community to come out and enjoy a lemonade in support of this amazing organization. Every cup of lemonade sold will help fund research in the effort to end childhood cancer.”

Liz and Jay Scott founded Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation – with a mission to find a cure for all children battling cancer – after their daughter Alex fought cancer as a young girl. Diagnosed with a rare form of cancer on her first birthday, Alex held her first lemonade stand at four-years-old with her older brother to help raise money for doctors treating children with cancer. Together, they raised $2,000 for the hospital that provided her treatment, and Alex continued to hold lemonade stand fundraisers annually, attracting national media attention and raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for cancer research. Alex passed away at the age of eight, one week after she raised more than $1 million to help find a cure for the disease that would take her life.

“We couldn’t be more excited that Chick-fil-A is once again raising funds and awareness for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation during Childhood Cancer Awareness month,” said Liz Scott, the mother of Alex and co-CEO of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. “The generosity of Chick-fil-A customers is phenomenal, and the reason that we are moving closer to achieving the dream of my daughter Alex, a cure for all kids with cancer.”

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation has funded 800 grants at 135 institutions – from early stage innovative research all the way through to lifesaving clinical trials for kids with cancer. Countless families have benefited from the services made possible by the organization. For more information about Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, visit alexslemonade.org.

 

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 14
Restaurant open to close. Hours vary by restaurant.

WHERE: All participating New York-area restaurants in the Tri-State area, including New York City, Southern Connecticut, Long Island, Northern New Jersey and Jersey Shore. Call your local restaurant to confirm participation.

 

New York

 

37th and 6th

1000 Avenue of the Americas

New York

NY

10018-5440

46th and 6th

1180 Avenue of the Americas

New York

NY

10036-8401

42nd and Madison

50 E 42nd St

New York

NY

10017-5457

Fulton Street

144 Fulton Street

New York

NY

10038-2505

Queens Center Mall

9015 Queens Blvd

Elmhurst

NY

11373-4910

Port Jefferson

5184 Nesconset Hwy

Port Jefferson Station

NY

11776-1302

Hicksville

1401 Broadway Mall

Hicksville

NY

11801-2715

Commack

656 Commack Rd

Commack

NY

1725-5404

New Jersey

 

Menlo Park Mall

55 Parsonage Rd

Edison

NJ

08837-2499

Woodbridge Center

434 Woodbridge Ctr

Woodbridge

NJ

07095-1305

St. Georges Ave

1040 US Highway 1 N

Woodbridge

NJ

07095-2507

Union Township

2319 US Highway 22 W

Union

NJ

07083-8517

Paramus Park

2065 Paramus Park Mall

Paramus

NJ

07652-3536

Garden State Plaza

1 Garden State Plz

Paramus

NJ

07652-2417

Teterboro

Industrial Avenue & Route 46

Teterboro

NJ

07608-1120

Flemington

287 US Highway 202/31 S

Flemington

NJ

08822-3458

Brick Township

522 Route 70

Brick

NJ

08723-4014

Howell

4881 Us Highway 9

Howell

NJ

07731-3749

Monmouth Mall

180 State Route 35

Eatontown

NJ

07724-2023

Freehold Raceway Mall

3710 Us Highway 9

Freehold

NJ

07728-4812

Phillipsburg

1194 US Highway 22

Phillipsburg

NJ

08865-4117

Newport Centre

30 Mall Dr W

Jersey City

NJ

07310-1615

Englewood

2 Nathaniel Place

Englewood

NJ

07631-2735

Connecticut

 

Danbury Fair Mall

7 Backus Avenue

Danbury

CT

06810

Brookfield

156 Federal Rd

Brookfield

CT

06804-2515

Norwalk

467 Connecticut Ave

Norwalk

CT

06854-1710

 

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About Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. is a family owned and privately held restaurant company founded in 1967 by S. Truett Cathy. Devoted to serving the local communities in which its franchised restaurants operate, and known for its original chicken sandwich, Chick-fil-A serves freshly prepared food in more than 2,300 restaurants in 47 states and Washington, D.C.

Chick-fil-A reported more than $9 billion in revenue in 2017, which marks 50 consecutive years of sales growth. A leader in customer service satisfaction, consumers voted Chick-fil-A, Inc. #4 in Harris Poll’s annual corporate reputation survey, ranking the company 4th out of 100 in 2018. Chick-fil-A was also recognized for customer experience again in the 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings survey, was named “Best Franchise Brand” in 2018 by Airport Revenue News and was named one of the top 100 best places to work by Glassdoor in 2017. Continuing its founder’s legacy of generosity and service, in 2018 Chick-fil-A’s Remarkable Futures initiative awarded $14.65 million in scholarships to restaurant Team Members nationwide. In 2017 the company’s philanthropic Chick-fil-A Foundation awarded $1.23 million to 23 not-for-profit organizations across 13 states through the True Inspiration Awards. More information on Chick-fil-A is available at www.chick-fil-a.com.

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