How Alex Raised over $1 million before she died

Ragnar Wasatch Back Run for Alex

Thousands of runners and non-runners alike will line up in Logan, Utah on June 20th and 21st to start the Ragnar Wasatch Back Relay. Some will run for pride, some will run for the challenge. Some are veterans with thousands of miles behind them. Others are new runners persuaded to join the party mere days before the race.

You get to rise above it—to run for more than yourself. You get to spend two days making a difference. You get to run for Alex.

Northwest Financial will double all funds raised by Mt Olympus CrossFit, Salt Lake City, Utah  generously donated a Ragnar Wasatch Back Relay team to raise money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand and will match every dollar donated.   

Meet Alexandra

A tumor wrapped around the spine of Baby Alex. On her first birthday, doctors told her parents she would likely never walk, if she even survived. By two-years-old a determined Alex could stand with braces.

The day after she turned four, Alex told her mother she wanted to start a lemonade stand so doctors could “help other kids, like they helped me.” That lemonade stand raised over $2000 with the help of her brother.

Alex succumbed to cancer at the age of 8. In four short years she had started a movement that raised more than $1 million to help find a cure for the childhood cancers.  Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is a legacy to a little girl who cared about the suffering of others.

Double Alex’s Money at the Ragnar Wasatch Back

Our team goal is to raise the $1380–the normal entry fee for a Ragnar team.

We ask each runner to ante up with at least $25 personally then we will help raise the additional funds as a team.

Get Involved

What We Need

  • 12 People willing to run 3 legs of the Ragnar Wasatch Back on 20-21 June. Desire to help matters more than speed for this one
  • 2 Vans
  • Lemonade Stand volunteers with buckets and wheelbarrows full of money

Get Started Today

Call Mt Olympus CrossFit at 801.935.4032 or email with all offers to help or race for Alex.

Double your donation at Mt Olympus CrossFit in Salt Lake City, Utah