Muckenthaler family raises nearly $3,000 for childhood cancer research Featured

Alex Muckenthaler serves up a cup of lemonade to a thirsty patron Friday at Good's Cash Saver. Alex Muckenthaler serves up a cup of lemonade to a thirsty patron Friday at Good's Cash Saver. Photo by Tagan Trahoon

For the seventh year in a row, an Emporia family helped turn glasses of lemonade into dollars for childhood cancer research. 


Alex's Lemonade Stand was set up at Good's Cash Saver on Friday and Saturday and raised about $3,000 for the foundation. Money also poured in online with $350 total as of Tuesday. Joe Muckenthaler, who operates the lemonade stand annually with his son Alex and family says it's a good way to do something meaningful to those children battling cancer.

The Muckenthaler family began Emporia's version of Alex's Lemonade Stand in 2012, a year after then 10-year-old Alex Muckenthaler was diagnosed with Burkitt's lymphoma. Since 2016, Alex's cancer has been in remission.

The overall total raised so far in the seven years is just over $27,000. Muckenthaler explains how the proceeds go to benefit childhood cancer patients. 



And the fundraising is ongoing, so if you missed the lemonade stand last weekend, you can still donate online at https://www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/1441180.

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