Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/25/2017 -- The Los Angeles location of ImageFIRST Healthcare Laundry Specialists, which provides medical laundry services in San Diego and nearby areas, created and hosted an in-house community event from June 5th through the 9th in support of the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is a national childhood cancer foundation that is dedicated to spreading awareness and raising funds for research into new treatments and cures for children battling cancer.
Alex's Lemonade Days, founded by Alex Scott (1996-2004) in 2004, grew out of Alex's front yard lemonade stand and eventually became a week-long national event. Every June, an estimated 10,000 volunteers host over 2,000 Alex's Lemonade Stands across the nation to make a difference and raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research. This year, the national event was set for June 3rd through the 11th.
Sandra Barrios, an office manager with ImageFIRST, decided to begin hosting a lemonade stand during Alex's Lemonade Days because of her nephew, who was diagnosed with leukemia at two years old.
The ImageFIRST lemonade stand was designed by associates at the LA office who chose to sell fresh Mexican water and lemonade in the office all week. Flavors included cucumber, jicama, tamarind, and melon, reflecting the rich heritage of the office.
Also, the associates volunteered to cook and sell several dishes to raise more funds. Dishes included pozole, sopes, pupusas, Salvadorian tamales, hamburgers, hot dogs, and pastries. All food items sold out every day that the stand was running.
The goal of the stand was to raise $500, but the ImageFIRST associates surpassed that by raising almost $900.
ImageFIRST Los Angeles is one of several national locations that provides medical linen rental and laundry services to medical facilities throughout the United States. Each ImageFIRST location participates quarterly in community giving events to continue their support of their local charity organizations and their communities.
To learn more about ImageFIRST Los Angeles and their products and services, including healthcare uniforms in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, visit http://la.imagefirst.com/.
Founded in 1967, ImageFIRST® is the largest and fastest growing national linen rental and laundry service specializing in the healthcare market. ImageFIRST's 36 locations nationwide serve over 11,000 medical facilities every week providing linen, patient gowns, scrubs and more while managing their clients' linen inventory for cost management. With a customer retention rate of over 95%, ImageFIRST is dedicated to improving patient satisfaction through quality products and remarkable service: their Comfort Care® line of gowns are proven to increase patients' favorable perception of a facility by more than 50%. For more information about ImageFIRST, your cost-effective solution for greater patient satisfaction, please visit http://www.imagefirst.com.