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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Philly Interns named Top 100 Alex's Lemonade Stand Host

*** Today's post comes to us from Monica Luke, HR Associate in our Blue Bell, PA office as an update to a post from last July about how interns from our Philadelphia Economic Unit (EU) raised money for the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.***

Congratulations to the Philadelphia Summer Interns on being named a Top 100 Stand Host 2008 by Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer!

Amy A., Kat K., Christina C., Jai N., Ali P. and Tara W. participated in a community service project competition as part of their summer internship at McGladrey last summer. They split into teams and competed against each other to see who could raise the most money by hosting lemonade stands out in the community. The project included developing business plans, selecting locations for their stands, procuring supplies and sponsors, and making and selling lots of lemonade! The interns raised over $5,000 and were recognized with a plaque and gratitude for their achievement by Alex’s parents, Liz and Jay Scott: “With thousands of stands held each year, achieving Top 100 Stand Host recognition is truly an extraordinary achievement.”

Since Foundation creator Alexandra “Alex” Scott held her first front yard lemonade stand, over $25 million has been raised toward funding research and raising awareness for childhood cancer. Congratulations to the interns and all who supported them!

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