One cup – Just one cup. What is one cup in a big world? It’s like a drop in the bucket. It is so miniscule and yet it is hope. How can your cup give hope? What can your $1 possibly help? Imagine a bucket, and what it would look like if each person put one drop in the bucket. Now you have a bucket full of water.
Now imagine if each month or each year, you collected a bucket full of drops? How much water would it add up to? What could you do with all those buckets of water? Alex’s Lemonade Stand is collecting, one drop at a time, and you can help.
Every day, every second, there are parents grasping for ONE DROP. One very small bit of hope. In worlds that have come crashing down, one cup no longer looks like nothing. It looks like hope. It looks like a lifeline, and the hand holding that cup? It looks like support and care. It tells someone that they aren’t alone.
Every year over 13,000 children are diagnosed with cancer—CHILDREN. Every day there are thousands of parents struggling as they fight for their child’s life. As they face each day wondering if…..why…how….As they look at the sky and see not the sunshine, but the clouds that loom over them and they feel like there isn’t a single thing they can do but give up or fight, and sometimes that fight feels like it can’t make it another day but they know it HAS to, they need YOU.
This is what cancer does. It turns worlds upside down. It takes the very light that is in a child’s eyes and snuffs it out. Imagine, if you will, that you are that parent who has to watch as cancer takes over your child’s small body, sucking the life out in front of you. Now imagine someone reaching out their hand with just a single full cup of love and hope.
That’s why there are Alex’s Lemonade Stands set up in your neighborhood or at your local store. If you see a lemonade stand for what looks like the millionth time, don’t cringe. Look at that cup and realize it may be a very bad cup of lemonade to you. Perhaps you wonder where exactly it came from, and that grubby kid holding it looks a bit like they’ve rolled in the dirt a few times. You don’t have to buy the cup. You could still donate. OR, you could buy the cup with a smile and walk away.
To you, perhaps it’s just a cup. To someone else it could mean the world. You know what would be even better than just buying that cup? Perhaps I’m pushing it for you here but what if you could SELL a whole bunch of cups? What if I told you that you could?
We would love for you to be a part of this summer’s “Just one cup”.