Friday, March 6, 2015

Lemonade power

The region's best inspiration for turning lemons into lemonade - the legacy of Alexandra Scott - will continue Wednesday throughout Chester County. The Bar Association will support the Alex Lemonade Stand Foundation at six locations.

Lemonade power

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Alex Scott

The legacy of  Alexandra Scott, the 5-year-old from Lower Merion who began a lemonade stand to benefit childhood cancer research before succumbing to the disease, will continue Wednesday in Chester County.

The Chester County Bar Association will host stands from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at six locations throughout the county: the Chester County Bar Association ,15 W. Gay St., West Chester; and five law firms:  Gawthrop Greenwood, PC; Lamb McErlane PC, and Lieberman & Kohler & Hall, all in downtown West Chester; Larmore Scarlett LLP in Kennett Square; and Elizabeth R. Howard in Phoenixville.

Joel Frank, a partner at Lamb McErlane, said he saw a prersentation by Alex's parents, Liz and Jay Scott, who were seeking ways to expand their network. That led to the Bar Association, where its director, Wendy Hoffman, embraced the idea, Frank said.

"It was amazing; they just jumped on the idea,"  said Liz Scott. "I feel very lucky to have people who are so supportive."  She said  the foundation has raised more than $40 million for childhood cancer since 2004, a number she expects to get close to $50 million by year's end.

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Aubrey Whelan covers Chester County for the Inquirer. A native of a Philadelphia suburb so small it doesn't have a zip code, she grew up reading the Inquirer and was thrilled to take a job there in fall 2012. Previously, she covered crime, courts and D.C.'s Occupy movement for the Washington Examiner. Aubrey graduated from Penn State in 2011, where she worked for the award-winning campus newspaper and majored in journalism and French. Contact her at 215-495-5855 or You can also follow her on Twitter at

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