CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Area kids have raised thousands of dollars for a popular national foundation.
Sardis Elementary School is selling lemonade all this week for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.
The foundation was started by eight-year-old Alex Scott who was diagnosed with cancer in 2000.
Alex passed away back in 2008 but, not before inspiring thousands across the country, including teachers and students at Sardis Elementary.
This is the eighth year the school has sold lemonade for one dollar a cup. They've raised more than $13,000 so far.
"It's my goal is that the kids understand it's important to give back to the community when they can and to learn compassion to children who are less fortunate than they are," said Jennifer Cooper the second grade teacher who started the stand at Sardis.
Last week students Skyped with Liz Scott, Alex's mom. The students say Liz was very grateful for all their hard work.