The Cupcake Collection fights Childhood Cancer in June
When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade… cupcakes that is. From June 9-30th The Cupcake Collection, will host Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a national foundation that raises money and awareness for childhood cancer.
“As we continue to celebrate five years in business I recall some of my initial inspiration for getting started. I recounted the story of Alex Scott, the four-year-old powerhouse who, as a cancer patient herself, set up a lemonade stand to raise funds that would help others as she had been so generously helped. Her vision and commitment inspired me to adopt a ‘we will serve others’ mentality as a part of our business culture,” shares entrepreneur and baker Mignon Francois.
Celebrating 10 years, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer, has raised more than $80 million and funded more than 450 research projects. Across the country during the month of June, young people, businesses, nonprofits, and the general community will come together in support of the effort to cure cancer one cup—or cupcake—at a time.
Throughout the month, The Cupcake Collection will create lemon themed cupcakes with a portion of the proceeds from sales going to the cause. Daily, the bakery will host a virtual ‘stand’ where cupcake aficionados can call in to make virtual donations, order lemon flavored cupcakes to be shipped anywhere in the US, make a purchase at the Germantown location, or have cupcakes delivered locally to their home or business. Additionally, on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays bakery visitors can make their donations at the physical stand on the front porch.
Francois boasts with enthusiasm, “Our goal is to raise $500 to contribute to the organization but as we have experienced before Nashville is sure to help us exceed that number.”
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of supporters across the country carrying on her legacy of hope. For more information: www.AlexsLemonade.org
Support Alex’s Lemonade Stand by calling in a donation, order cupcakes to be delivered, shipped, purchased in person, or donate online at http://bit.ly/1mTHt1Y.
For the past five years, The Cupcake Collection has been nestled in the heart of historic Germantown, where the thriving storefront is housed in a cozy renovated cottage that originally served as home for the eight member Francois Family. Each batch is made fresh each day with such decadent ingredients as butter, sugar, and cream, with no artificiality. The daily selection includes the Classic 7 as well as a variety of Premium and Specialty cupcakes. There is also a mobile cupcake bus, a wedding and special event cake studio, and a new location currently under construction in Donelson. For more information visit www.TheCupcakeCollection.com
The Cupcake Collection
1213 6th Ave N
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