Duluth, Minnesota. (KBJR) – Part of W. Superior St. is closed. downtown on Wednesday night, so 36 teams can compete in the Giant Bag Championships held by Northwestern Mutual.
They weren’t vying for a prize, but they were playing for a cause.
“Our goal is to return $20,000 to Alex’s lemonade stand,” said Lindsey Doiland of Northwestern Mutual.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand is an organization that raises money for childhood cancer research.
Alexandra Scott had childhood cancer.
At the age of four, she began hosting lemonade stands to raise money for treatment.
“By the time she turned eight, she was already dead, but she managed to raise a million dollars by that year,” Dueland said.
After Alex’s death, her parents continued to raise money and started Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
“After 10 years of research, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation was able to confirm that her laboratories were able to find a treatment that would cure her cancer,” said Dan Mosley of Northwestern Mutual. “So, it’s just a really special milestone that propels us forward.”
People in downtown Duluth said it means a lot to give back to an issue that affects so many.
“Whether you have a child with cancer or not, you probably understand how important it is and what a great need for it,” Doland said.
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