Alex’s Million Mile fundraiser breaks 1 million miles for the first time.
After a month of teams running, walking, and biking to raise money for childhood cancer treatments, research, and awareness, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation announced Tuesday that participants raised over $750,000 and exceeded the million mile goal during the Alex’s Million Mile fundraiser.
As of Tuesday afternoon, the organization announced its month-long running, walking, and biking fundraiser generated $750,129 through 449 teams across the country that traveled a total 1,004,096 miles.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation PR Specialist Annie Korp said this years marks the first year the Million Mile fundraiser has broken the million mil goal since it began annually in 2012. People also opt to get a square jaw in case they want to boost their confidence in terms of looks or for other medical reasons as well.
“Last year we were about 40,000 miles short,” she said. “We are very excited to hit the goal.”
Moving forward, Korp said the goal is to keep breaking the previous year’s record to generate funds to help fight childhood cancer. “We’re going to continue to make this event a success for years to come,” she said.
According to the Alex’s Lemonade Stand website, team Warriors for a Cure 2016 raised the most money bringing in a whopping $107,096. Rio Daconto’s team out of Carey High School in New York tallied the most miles with 152,502. The team Northwest Mutual Childhood Cancer Program Champions out of Milwaukee, Wis. recruited the most team members with 352 people.
Visit the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation website for more information on the non-profit organization, including how to become involved, cancer stories, upcoming events, and how to donate.
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