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 in 1851 in the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, Saint Joseph’s University is a top-ranked Catholic University that provides a rigorous, student-centered education. With a total enrollment of 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students, SJU offers a wide-array of academic programs designed so that each graduate enters the world with a competitive resume and global perspective. This is achieved through intense academic study led by thought-leading faculty scholars, a comprehensive campus experience and robust study abroad, service-learning, internship and co-op programs. Upon graduation, nearly 100 percent of students are employed, pursuing advanced degrees or volunteering in prestigious service programs. A member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, SJU offers 20 Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports. SJU alumni – over 60,000 strong - provide a powerful network that spans the globe.



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