Business Briefs 7/11

Big O Tires holds lemonade fundraiser

The Big O Tires store on East First Street is joining more than 540 other Big O Tires stores in 21 states to help raise funds for pediatric cancer, according to a news release from the company. The stores are holding lemonade stands through Saturday in their customer service areas and providing information about Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, the release said.

Clovis Big O Tires franchise owner Larry Loftin has a lemonade stand up and running with free lemonade, according to a company spokesman.

Big O Tires franchises are donating $50,000 to the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and providing opportunities for customers to donate, according to the news release.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation was started by Alexander “Alex” Scott at 4 years old, who, while suffering from an aggressive childhood cancer, began raising funds for research 8 years old, having raised more than $1 million.