Northwestern Mutual Providence has just announced that it will be hosting its largest fundraiser to date on April 4th, 2019 to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand , a foundation dedicated to changing the lives of children impacted by childhood cancer through impactful research, raising awareness, supporting families, and empowering everyone to help find a cure.
“ An Evening for Alex ” will be a cocktail reception held at the Ballroom at the Providence G, featuring live entertainment, food, cocktails, a silent auction, and a live auction. Northwestern Mutual Providence has set the bar high for this event and is hoping to raise thousands of dollars to benefit Alex’s and pediatric cancer research. Dress is cocktail attire.
Having a child with cancer is one of the most difficult situations a family can face, which is why Northwestern Mutual is committed to giving all kids the chance to live life to the fullest by accelerating the search for a cure to pediatric cancer, while providing support to families battling the disease and survivors struggling with treatment side effects.
Jeff Daw, Managing Director at Northwestern Mutual Providence, explained, “Northwestern Mutual is committed to helping children going through this terrible disease by funding the search for a cure. We’ve all been impacted in some way by childhood cancer. If we can come together and each do our part, I truly believe we all have the power to make a real difference.”
● Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 19 in the U.S. ● One in 285 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they are 20 years old. ● Every year, an estimated 250,000+ new cases of cancer affect children under the age of 20 worldwide.
For tickets to “An Evening for Alex”, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-for-alex-tickets-55595910866 .
If you can not make this event and would like to join Northwestern Mutual Providence’s efforts to fight childhood cancer by raising money to support life-saving research projects, please consider donating to this important cause by visiting https://www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/1650365
About Northwestern Mutual: For more than 160 years, Northwestern Mutual has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security. Through a distinctive, whole-picture planning approach, Northwestern Mutual Providence empowers its clients to make the most of every single day and plan for important moments in their future—combining the expertise of its financial professionals with a personalized digital experience to help them navigate their financial lives every day.
About Alex’s Lemonade: When Alex, who was diagnosed with childhood cancer just before her first birthday, was four, she told her parents she wanted to set up a front-yard lemonade stand. Her plan: to give the money to doctors to help them find a cure. Her first “Alex’s Lemonade Stand”, held with the help of her older brother Patrick, raised an astonishing $2,000 in one day. While bravely fighting her own cancer, Alex continued to set up lemonade stands every year. As news spread of the remarkable girl so dedicated to helping other sick children, people everywhere were inspired to start their own lemonade stands—donating the proceeds to her cause. In 2004 when Alex passed away at the age of eight—her stand and inspiration had raised more than $1 million towards finding a cure for the disease that took her life. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation was started by her parents in 2005 to continue the work that Alex began.