CIGNA Corp. has contributed $25,000 to Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a charity that supports efforts to educate consumers about childhood cancer and improve clinical outcomes.[@@]
Alexandra Scott, a 4-year-old girl with neuroblastoma, founded the charity in 2000 to raise money for “her hospital.” She died in 2004, when she was 8. Her charity, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, Wynnewood, Pa., now connects a network of 1,000 lemonade stands. The stands have raised a total of $3.5 million, according to CIGNA, Philadelphia.
CIGNA helped promote the charity in 2003 by recognizing it in a national advertisement concerning the “power of caring.”