Faces of City Ave – Jay Scott, Co-Executive Director of ALSF
Jay Scott is the Co-Executive Director of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. When his daughter Alexandra “Alex” Scott decided to hold a lemonade stand to help doctors find new treatments and ultimately a cure for all childhood cancers, including her own, Jay and his wife Liz supported Alex’s mission every step of the way.
Question: What’s your favorite thing to do in the City Ave area?
Answer: Since I live and work in the City Ave area, I love to live, work and run. We think it is a perfect place to be and to raise our kids.
Q: What are two things you can’t live without?
A: Music, fresh fruit (especially oranges, mango and bananas) and family. Ok, that’s three things!
Q: What do you believe to be the key to success?
A: The keys to success include hard work, determination, optimism and the ability to listen.
Q: Mac or PC?
A: PC all the way. Recently got the Microsoft Tablet and it is life changing.
Q: What book do you think everyone should read?
A: I read a lot so I can’t narrow it to one book, but here are a few I find integral:
– The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell is a must about how small actions can lead to big results.
– A Walk In The Woods by Bill Bryson is an amazing and funny story about hiking the Appalachian Trail.
– Born To Run by Christopher McDougall- Fantastic book about running and distance running is within reach of most people.
Mix. Pour. Find A Cure. Make a difference for kids with cancer by hosting an Alex’s Lemonade Stand. For more information, visit www.AlexsLemonade.org.