05/10/2005 11:00PM

Lemonade stand raises $11K


Alex's Lemonade Stand, a fund-raising effort to fight pediatric cancer, generated nearly $11,000 in sales from one lemonade stand set up near the Churchill Downs paddock on Kentucky Derby weekend.

Afleet Alex, the third-place Derby finisher, got his name from Alex Scott, who started the lemonade stands before she died last year at age 8 from an aggressive form of childhood cancer.

Liz Scott, Alex's mother and the overseer of the fund-raising drive, said she hopes to set up stands at the next two Triple Crown host tracks, Pimlico and Belmont Park, to sell lemonade on Preakness and Belmont Stakes days. More information is available at alexslemonade.com.