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Clearwater, Florida -- A nationwide effort to raise money for pediatric cancer research is happening right here in the Bay area.

Children and families hosted an Alex's Lemonade Stand at a Toys-R-Us in Clearwater.

It all started eight years ago when a Pennsylvania girl named Alex had cancer. She opened a lemonade stand to help her friends she knew at the hospital.

She passed away in 2004, but her lemonade stand concept continues.

If you'd like to make a donation, go to www.alexslemonade.org.

Children and families hosted an Alex's Lemonade Stand at a Toys-R-Us in Clearwater. WTSP

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