Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is changing the lives of children with cancer by funding impactful research, raising awareness, supporting families and empowering everyone to help cure childhood cancer.
Every day, 700 children worldwide are diagnosed with childhood cancer. Yet, childhood cancer research only receives less than 4-percent of the National Cancer Institute’s annual budget. It is up to all of us to fund research and find cures, so that someday these children are cured.
ALSF started with one lemonade stand, hosted by our founder Alexandra “Alex” Scott in her front yard which raised $2,000. Alex was just 4 years old and battling neuroblastoma when she asked to give the money so doctors can find cures for all children battling cancer.
Since that first stand, ALSF has funded nearly 1,000 cutting-edge research projects at 135 institutions in the U.S. and Canada and supported families through much needed programs like “Travel For Care,” that helps make cutting-edge treatments accessible to children.
ALSF and its supporters are propelling the world towards a future without childhood cancer. From hosting stands and events to joining the One Cup at a Time Club, everyone can make a difference and help find cures for childhood cancer.
- Meet Alex
Meet our founder Alexandra “Alex” Scott, the little girl with a big mission to find cures for all types of childhood cancer
- Our People
Meet our staff, Scientific Advisory Board, Board of Directors and more
- Business Partners
Meet our generous business partners and learn about their events
Read more in-depth about our Foundation, childhood cancer and research news from the field
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- Get Involved
Help ALSF find a cure for all children with cancer, one cup at a time!
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- Financial Reports
Learn how your donation funds childhood cancer research.
- About Childhood Cancer
Learn about types of childhood cancer and view facts on our infographic.
Everyone can help ALSF move one step closer to a cure for childhood cancer!
ALSF's Mission: To change the lives of children with cancer through funding impactful research, raising awareness, supporting families, and empowering everyone to help cure childhood cancer. Learn more about our mission.
ALSF Charitable Tax ID: 56-2496146