WM Industries Participates in 6th Annual Lemon Bowl Flag Football Tournament Benefiting Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

Top Quote The tournament is designed to raise awareness and funding for a disease affecting an estimated 236,000 children per year worldwide. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 28, 2014 - WM Industries, a leader in precision product design and manufacturing, joined other organizations and individuals in participating in the sixth annual Lemon Bowl Flag Football Tournament benefiting Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) and the fight against childhood cancer. The tournament took place in Horsham, PA on Saturday, October 25.

    According to ALSF, cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 15 in the United States, and one in 330 children will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they reach 20 years of age. Despite these startling statistics, less than 5 percent of the federal government's total funding for cancer research is dedicated to childhood research each year.

    The Lemon Bowl Flag Football Tournament, started in the fall of 2009 through the efforts of Pete Lenskold and Jacky Maleno, was designed as a unique way to help the fight against childhood cancer. As of 2013, the Lemon Bowl Flag Football Tournament has donated over $34,000 to ALSF and hopes to raise more than $30,000 this year.

    "We were honored to participate in an event to help raise funding and awareness for such an important cause," said Gene Samsi, CEO of WM Industries. "WM Industries admires the amazing impact Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation and the Lemon Bowl continue to have on children battling cancer and their family members."

    ALSF was formed in the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra "Alex" Scott (1996-2004). In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. To date, the foundation has raised more than $80 million toward fulfilling Alex's dream of finding a cure, funding over 450 pediatric cancer research projects nationally.

    About WM Industries
    Founded in 1980, WM Industries is a global precision firm specializing in product design, product development, building and manufacturing. From precision robotic devices for military and law enforcement to state-of-the-art, high performance composite aircraft, to high-end turntables and audiophile equipment, WM Industries designs and engineers a broad range of products and solutions. Learn more at http://www.wmcorporate.com.

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