Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar Supports the Fight Against Childhood Cancer with its Most Successful Fundraising Campaign in 13 Years Press Release - (GLENDALE, CALIF., Aug. 30, 2017) - Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar restaurants surpassed their $1 million goal and raised more than $1.3 million for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation during the chain's annual campaign, from Monday, June 26 to Sunday, July 30, 2017. Applebee's restaurants have built lemonade stands to raise money for the Foundation since its founding in 2005. Over the past 13 years, Applebee's restaurants across the country have raised more than $8 million to help fund childhood cancer research and family support programs. Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation fights childhood cancer one cup of lemonade at a time in honor of founder, Alexandra Scott, who held her first front-yard lemonade stand when she was battling cancer at just four years old. Alexandra's mission was to raise funds and awareness of childhood cancer for research into new treatments and cures, and to inspire others to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer. "We are truly grateful for the efforts of our Applebee's partners and so proud of them for reaching this incredible goal of more than $1.3 million raised," said Liz Scott, Alex's mom and co-executive director, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. "Applebee's has been with us from the beginning of our Foundation, and they understand how little government funding is dedicated to childhood cancer research despite the fact that one in 285 children are diagnosed with cancer by the age of 20 . This weekend marks the beginning of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and we hope awareness of successful corporate partnerships, such as Applebee's, allows us to inspire others and carry out Alex's legacy and memory."