About ALSF

About Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

  • Three children in front of an Alex's Lemonade Stand

    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.

  • Little girl giving thumbs up in a doctors office

    Every day, over 1,000 children worldwide are diagnosed with childhood cancer. Yet, childhood cancer research is consistently underfunded as compared to other types of cancer research. It is up to all of us to fund research and find cures, so that someday these children are cured.

  • Alexandr Scott smiling while laying on her elbows

    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 donate the money so doctors can find cures for all children battling cancer.

  • Researcher in a lab

    Since that first stand, ALSF has funded more than 1,500 cutting-edge research projects at nearly 150 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.

  • Group of coworkers at a lemonade stand

    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.

  • 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.
  • About Childhood Cancer​Mission & History
    Learn about ALSF and its mission of funding the most impactful research and more.
  • Our PeopleOur People
    Meet our staff, Scientific Advisory Board, Board of Directors and more.
  • Our SupportersBusiness Supporters
    Meet our generous business partners and learn about their events.
  • BlogBlog
    Read more in-depth about the 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!
    Check out the answers to our most Frequently Asked Questions.
  • Financial Reports​Financial Reports
    Learn how your donation funds childhood cancer research.

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Join The Fight Today

Since 2005, ALSF has helped researchers, scientists and doctors get closer to a cure than ever before, raising more than $300 million to fund over 1,500 research grants.

Learn about our grants

ALSF also provides several resources to families:

Anyone 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