Sydnie Bayles, 13, of Downingtown, will be honored with the 2018 Alex’s Lemonade Stand Host of the Year Award at the 12th Annual Lemon Ball on Jan. 13 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.
Bayles hosted her first Alex’s Lemonade Stand when she was just two years old. Since then, she has held more than 150 stands and is closing in on her fundraising goal. The young philanthropist hopes to raise a total of $1 million by the time she graduates high school.
Alex’s Lemonade Stands are part of the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, the nonprofit dedicated to raising funds for research into new treatments and cures for kids with cancer.
The annual gala celebrates the life and legacy of the foundation’s founder, Alexandra “Alex” Scott. She helped raise more than a million dollars in the quest to find a cure for the disease that ultimately took her life when she was just eight years old.