|Banner advertisements by bbqads.com|
In Reply to: Re: mike... APL; Smoky Angel? posted by mike on September 16, 2013 at 17:03:26:
believe i read he donated a bunch of the profits and extra foods from his month long "Serious BBQ" pop-up to local food banks.
the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation is a great organization and perhaps place Alex's name in for an Angel. Alexandra "Alex" Scott passed at age six but the Angel could be given to APL to present to her family via the Foundation.
from http://www.alexslemonade.org/about/meet-alex : In the year 2000, the day after her fourth birthday, Alex received a stem cell transplant and informed her mother, "when I get out of the hospital I want to have a lemonade stand." She said she wanted to give the money to doctors to allow them to "help other kids, like they helped me." True to her word, she held her first lemonade stand later that year with the help of her older brother and raised an amazing $2,000 for "her hospital."
While bravely battling her own cancer, Alex and her family continued to hold yearly lemonade stands in her front yard to benefit childhood cancer research. News spread of the remarkable sick child dedicated to helping other sick children. People from all over the world, moved by her story, held their own lemonade stands and donated the proceeds to Alex and her cause.
In August of 2004, Alex passed away at the age of 8, knowing that, with the help of others, she had raised more than $1 million to help find a cure for the disease that took her life. Alex's family - including brothers Patrick, Eddie, and Joey - and supporters around the world are committed to continuing her inspiring legacy through Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.
The BBQ Forum Home Page