About ALSF

About Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

  • 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.

What is Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’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.


ALSF top charity

ALSF is named one of Charity Navigator’s "10 Best Medical Research Organizations" in the U.S.

  • Our Formula for a CureOur Formula for a Cure
    We couple fundraising with the strategic funding of innovative grants that will lead to cures for all children
  • Meet AlexMeet Alex
    Meet our founder Alexandra “Alex” Scott, the little girl with a big mission to find cures for all types of childhood cancer
  • Our SupportersOur Supporters
    Meet our generous corporate sponsors, stand hosts and celebrity supporters
  • Our PeopleOur People
    Meet our staff, Scientific Advisory Board, Board of Directors and Ambassadors
  • BlogBlog
    Read more in-depth about our Foundation, childhood cancer and research news from the field
  • Newsroom​Newsroom
    Read the latest ALSF headlines, press releases, images and videos
  • Get InvolvedGet Involved
    Help ALSF find a cure for all children with cancer, one cup at a time!
  • FAQFAQ
    Check out the answers to our most Frequently Asked Questions.
  • Financial Reports​Financial Reports
    Learn how your donation funds childhood cancer research.
  • About Childhood Cancer​About Childhood Cancer
    Take a look at childhood cancer facts through this important infographic.

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Since 2005, ALSF has helped researchers, scientists and doctors get closer to a cure than ever before, raising over $150 million to fund nearly 1,000 research grants.

Learn about our grants

ALSF also provides several resources to families:

Everyone can help ALSF move one step closer to a cure for childhood cancer!