SJU Students to Award Liz and Jay Scott of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

Parents of Alex Scott to be recognized as AMA 'Marketer of the Year'

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 9, 2013) – On Thursday, Oct. 10, Saint Joseph's student chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) will present Liz and Jay Scott, co-executive directors of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, with their Marketer of the Year award. The award presentation will begin at 11 a.m. and take place on campus in the Campion Student Center's Doyle Banquet Hall South.

The student group will recognize the Scotts for their marketing efforts aimed toward raising funds in support of finding better treatments, and ultimately cures, for all kids with cancer. Liz and Jay will share remarks and lessons learned from their work with the foundation.

About: When their daughter Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004) decided to hold a lemonade stand to help doctors find new treatments and ultimately cures for all childhood cancers, including her own, Liz and Jay supported Alex’s mission every step of the way. After cancer took Alex’s life, they continued her legacy of hope through the foundation bearing her name. What started as the vision of one little girl has been embraced by a team of 100,000 volunteers. This fall the Scotts introduced the Million Mile Run in an effort to collectively run or walk one million miles throughout September, which represents National Childhood Cancer Awareness month.

Media Contact

David Allan, Ph.D. ’99 (MBA) AMA chapter advisor and associate professor of marketing at dallan@sju.edu or 610-660-1637.


Background

Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University advances the professional and personal ambitions of men and women by providing a demanding, yet supportive, educational experience. One of only 152 schools with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter and AACSB business school accreditation, Saint Joseph's is home to 4,650 traditional undergraduate day students, 700 College of Professional and Liberal Studies adult undergraduates, and 3,600 graduate and doctoral students. Steeped in the 450-year Jesuit tradition of scholarship and service, Saint Joseph's was named to the 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for General Community Service. The University strives to be recognized as the preeminent Catholic comprehensive university in the Northeast.



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