Williamsburg

Tattoo parlor raises funds for pediatric cancer research

June 8, 2018 By Gordon Walker Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation's Liz and Jay Scott. Photo by Larry French/Invision for LEGO/AP Images

A tattoo parlor donated its profits on Friday to Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a children’s cancer research foundation, the New York Post reported. The foundation was created by Alex, a little girl who helped raise more than $1 million for pediatric cancer research to help other children like her get better. She passed away in 2004. She inspired others to build their own lemonade stands and made a difference for many children. Now the foundation has grown and raised more than $150 million for childhood cancer and funded 800 research projects that have saved the lives of many kids fighting cancer with no treatment options left. Lemonade Days is another idea Alex came up with, an annual event happening this week that asks people nationwide to build their own charity lemonade stands. Co-owner of the Fleur Noire Tattoo Parlor Laura Martinez organized the event “Soley Keeps Shining” saying she was inspired by her friend’s daughter who lost her battle with brain cancer in June 2014. The meeting point was at Loosie’s Café, at 91 S. Sixth St. in Williamsburg. Different artists designed a selection of tattoos for customers. “There were a lot of people waiting outside, around 30 people,” said an employee who was at the scene. “They pick one of the artists designs and then wait their turn.”

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