HIGH POINT, N.C., April 27, 2011 ? All it took was a little bit of lemons and a lot of love. The end result? A unique lemonade stand, set up by students at High Point University, to help raise money and awareness for childhood cancer and to support research to find a cure.
The event, which is part of Alex?s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), was organized by the Human Relations Leadership class at HPU, and was hosted at the Slane Center pool. The students sold cups of lemonade throughout the day to raise money for the cause.
The group raffled off prizes during the event. Students also hosted an event at Feeney?s Frozen Yogurt Bar in High Point, where 10 percent of the proceeds went to the ALSF.
?As students of the Human Relations Leadership class at High Point University, we pride ourselves on giving back,? says HPU senior Kimberly Evans. ?This was a great way to reach out to students on the HPU campus and ask them to join us in the fight against childhood cancer.?
ALSF is a public charity that has raised more than $40 million toward increasing awareness of childhood cancer causes and supporting research into new treatments and cures.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among ?America?s Best Colleges.? Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and 14 graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at highpoint.edu.
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