Why We're Different!
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer is a unique childhood cancer charity for many reasons!
Changing Childhood Cancer, One Research Grant at a Time: We are unique in our approach to providing grants, having donated millions of dollars to support life saving childhood cancer research. With careful consideration and consultation with leading researchers across the country, we have developed our grant program to make the biggest impact possible. Our smart spending of your donations has translated into innovative breakthroughs, more access to new treatments, and a dramatic change in the landscape of pediatric cancer. All this leads to one very important change for children and their families -- hope for new and improved treatments!
ALSF cares about the quality of life for childhood cancer patients and their families: In addition to funding cutting edge research and making new treatments available to children with cancer, we are one of the only national charities that funds pediatric oncology nursing research and grants, designed to improve the quality of life and care as children battle cancer.
ALSF helps provide resources for families battling cancer immediately: Through the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Travel Fund, funded with support from TD Bank and Northwestern Mutual, we provide families with lodging and travel expenses up front, rather than requiring them to apply for reimbursement. Additionally, our annual Childhood Cancer Symposium is free and open to all families whose children battle cancer, at all stages of childhood cancer treatment.
One simple idea, a world of change: Alex Scott took the “simple” idea of holding a lemonade stand and combined it with the cause of childhood cancer, unknowingly becoming the catalyst for something much larger than she had imagined.
Kids helping kids: The concept of “fighting childhood cancer, one cup at a time” has allowed people who would not usually participate in fundraising, especially children, to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer. Lemonade Stands allow children to be a part of the change.
A simple but powerful lesson: Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation believes that every person can make a difference in the world. Alex's Lemonade Stands have been organized by a diverse group of devoted volunteers including inner city school children, senior centers, pre-school aged children, college students and co-workers working together for a great cause!
No donation is too small: Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation has inspired people who would not likely donate to childhood cancer to make donations - no matter the amount.
Bringing Communities together: Lemonade stands encourage charitable giving to communities and neighborhoods, making donating simple and rewarding for everyone.