One in 285 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they are 20 years old. Statistics like this are why Power Home Remodeling partnered with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding cures for various forms of childhood cancer-funding more than 690 research projects across the U.S.
As part of their partnership in Baltimore, Power hosted a kickball tournament at the University of Baltimore Campus with more then 150 Power employees, friends and family to raise funds.
Joining the fun was the family of Christopher Sliker, all of who are Alex's Hero Ambassadors. An energetic 5-year-old boy who loved baseball, singing and dancing, Christopher's life was taken way too soon by a rare form of brain cancer called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). Christopher's family has held lemonade stands in his honor for the past four years to raise money to improve research on uncommon forms of cancer like his.
As part of the tournament, attendees also participated in the #IStandWithAlex challenge that encourages participants to do a handstand, nominate three friends to participate and share their feat on social media with the hashtag #IStandWithAlex, or donate $10 to ALSF at www.IStandWithAlex.org.
"As a company, we continue to be inspired and motivated by ALSF and the incredible heroes and families it supports, so we are proud to launch the 'I Stand with Alex' campaign," said Adam Kaliner, co-Founder of Power. "We hope to use the power of our more than 2,000 employees that truly devote themselves to ALSF's mission to create a viral campaign that honors Alex and raises money to support her vision of a world without childhood cancer. Over the last seven years, we've seen what our people can do, so we have no doubt that they will make this year another success."
The kickball tournament is one of many events that Power will be hosting this June-otherwise known as Alex's month. Employees will host lemonade stands, visit The John Hopkins Hospital and plan a celebratory day for Christopher's family to honor his memory.
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