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Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation hosts Fourth Annual Lemon Ball with Jordin Sparks 1/09/10

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is a US pediatric cancer charity founded by Alex Scott. [1] At the age of four Alex Scott wished to set up a lemonade stand to raise money for childhood cancer research. Her first lemonade stand was a success, raising over $2,000 and turned into an annual tradition. This tradition continued after the Scott family moved to Pennsylvania to pursue treatment for Alex at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In the summer of 2004, Alex, at the age of eight, died from her cancer. Jay and Liz Scott, Alex’s Parents.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation shares the vision of its founder and creator, Alexandra “Alex” Scott – a cure for all children with cancer.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer (ALSF) hosted the fourth annual Lemon Ball, presented by Volvo Cars with support from CIGNA, on Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 7 p.m. at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street. The buildings in Center City that evening took on a yellow hue in honor of the Lemon Ball

The Lemon Ball was an evening of cocktails, dinner, raffles provided by Govberg Jewelers, silent and live auctions and entertainment bringing together supporters of childhood cancer causes. In addition to the evening’s festivities, ALSF, with the support of MIKE AND IKE® Brand Candies, welcomed a performance by Grammy nominated recording artist, Jordin Sparks.
First their was a meet & greet with the sponsors with a step and repeat. Besides the sponsors there were about 20 photographers as Jordin Sparks is an A-
Lister with a Grammy Award, and a current top 10 single out

Then she met fans for an hour of signing and posing for photos at the her sponsors table Mike & Ike, which also produces a lemonade Mike & Ike candy which a portion of the proceeds go back to Alex’s Lemonade Foundation. (Sometimes charities pay for a big star to attend an event, and sometimes the fee is split or carried by a sponsor, this could be the case.)
Here we find in the blue is Madison Morsch with her back to us that is Shani Rosenstock. Shani’s mother Elyse Ryan designs all the jewelery for Alex’s Lemonade. Shani just gave Jordin Sparks a bracelet from the collection. Thru the sales of the jewelery they have raised over a million dollars for the organization. Alex herself actually helped pick out the beads in the first pieces of the line when it came out.
Elyse Ryan, Jerry Rosenstock, and daughter Shani
Then it was on to the cocktail party, with a pasta bar which was enough to fill this guy for the night, but I didn’t have any of the delicious treats cause there were lots of pictures to take. I first ran into Kristin Littlefield, and her little one Lucy with friend Meghan Knoll.
Govberg’s Caroline Kallman and her beau Keith Joffee. Wonder who won the beuatiful $1,000 butterfly necklace. I might go buy a few of those butterfly earrings for my sisters, they were only $25. You can pick them up at Govbergs at Boyd’s until they moved into their new location on Walnut Street as I reported last week.
Esquisite Justine Stahl and dashing Ken Tyers
Every year I am amazed with all the items that are collected for the silent auction, and this year is no different. WOW. It takes a village to put on an event of this grand scale. Thanks to all the sponsors and volunteers.
Atwater Kent Museum’s Kate Bieg & husband Tim. Kate’s sister went to school with my little sister Crista at Bishop Eustance in NJ. Crista got all the brains. I’m just cute.Speaking of cute Alex’s Lemonade committee person Keith W. Petrowski (on right) and his beau Rob Beck. It was at last year’s event I met Keith for the first time, and now we are lunch buddies.
Dan Rosenthal, Sarah Polakoff, Jaclyn Greenstein and Jake Polakoff. This folks are friends with Brian & Emily Rosenfeld, who’s wedding rehearsal I photographed a few months back.
CBS3’s Chris May and his wife Lea. Chris is always fun to catch up with, and his wife was lovely on our first meeting.

Two of tonights colunteers Danielle Cornier and Liz Jenkins. Danielle with her broken foot really stepped up to the plate last Saturday night as the main PR coordinator & Alex’s Lemonade employee Gillian Kocher’s mother passed away the very morning of the Lemon Ball. So sad on so many levels as you can imagine. This entry is dedicated to her and her family. Say a prayer for them as it’s a rough road, loss is.Cathy Traz, Tim and Erika Simon.
This one reminds me of the time I ran into Kelly Ripa in NYC when she was at an event promoting Ovarian Cancer, which you all know is very close to my heart since my sister just passed away from it last month, but I still had to question Kelly why the Electrolux’s campaign to fight Ovarian Cancer was using lemonade stands and how confusing that would be to Alex’s Lemonade Stand. No comment, but Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation said and I paraphrase in quotes, “Although confusing, they were happy that any means was used to combat cancer.” Class Act I say.
Andy Wu and Ashley Cofone check out the goods. Almost every item of the over 500 items had bids on them. Nicely done.
Karen Alcorn, Liz Scott and Pam Howard
Warren and Christine Young, with Jaimi Gordon and AJ Williams. Always fun to run into Jaimi and AJ. So happy together. Check out Jaimi’s FB Page she’s selling Girlscout cookies for Isabelle. Yum Thin Mints!!
The room was decorated beautifully

Jordin Sparks didn’t sing her Top Ten song, but chose instead 2 ballads including


As it appeared in Michael Klein’s Inqlings on Tuesday. Really cropped to feature Jordin Sparks and Liz Scott.
Before you know it I had to run to my next event. next year I plan to stay the whole night.