Join Rita’s Italian Ice & Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation in Making a Difference this June and Enter to Win a 4 Pack of Italian Ice Coupons

Disclosure: I received 4 free Rita’s Italian Ice Coupons.  All opinions are my own.

Tonight our family headed out to Rita’s Italian Ice for dessert.  We ordered a few of our favorite treats and as the server tallied our order, she asked if we would like to purchase a paper lemon for $1 to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand foundation.  We happily obliged, wrote our family’s name on the paper lemon and sat on a bench to enjoy our dessert as a family.

An overwhelming feeling came over me as I sat and watched my kids giggling and enjoying their treat.  It was a moment that made me stop to think about just how blessed I am to have two happy and healthy children.  So many times we take these little moments for granted. I hugged both of them as their water ice and ice cream smeared all over my cheeks.  Oh how I love those icky sticky kisses! 

By the time we got home, it was time to tuck them into bed and kiss them goodnight.  As I watched their eyes close to sleep,  I thought of Alex Scott, founder of Alex’s Lemonade Stand.  Alex – a sweet, beautiful child – filled with so much drive and determination.  A child battling cancer herself – using her whole heart and soul to make a difference in the lives of those like her affected by cancer.  I thought about all of the hope she has inspired in us all. What a bright little star she was – her life taken much too soon – but leaving behind a legacy that many never accomplish in their lifetime. Her spirit shines bright with glimmers of hope for all who hope to end this horrible disease forever.  I thought about what a difference we can all make if we continue her legacy and help to support this amazing foundation she inspired.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is again partnering with Rita’s Italian Ice this year to raise money to assist with travel needs of families with children battling cancer.  Their goal is to raise $1 million over the next two years.  Now through June 18th, Rita’s Water Ice will be selling $1 paper lemons to display on their “Wall of Hope”.  By making a donation, you will be making a difference in the lives of these very brave children and their families.  Guests also have the option to Text-To-Donate a one time $5 donation.

Check out this video to learn more about Alex and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation:

Won’t you consider continuing Alex’s crusade by making a donation at your local Rita’s store?  Every donation makes a difference.

In the spirit of this awesome event, we are giving away 4 free Rita’s Italian Ice Coupons to one Delco Deal Diva reader.  Simply enter via the easy Rafflecopter form below.  Good Luck!  Giveaway ends 6/17/13

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Disclosure: We received 4 free Rita’s Italian Ice Coupons. All opinions are my own. 



Comments

  1. We love Rita’s!

  2. I love a Misto!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    love the sugar free water ice

  4. Anonymous says:

    Love the new peanut butter flavors

  5. Anonymous says:

    very inspiring

  6. She was such a brave little girl and such a warrior.

  7. Unbelievable the amount of support for fighting cancer that this little girl started and it grows every year!

  8. Julia McDevitt says:

    It is inspiring that a child could make such a difference, and leave such a lasting legacy.

  9. I love rita’s water ice..And I remember when Alex was doing the lemonade sales she was an amazing, strong little girl. God gave her a mission to help us open our eyes to childhood cancer.

  10. meggan krawiec says:

    love the black cherry ice.

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