ALSF Fund: Summer Strong Hero Fund

Summer had been happy and easy-going since she was born. She loved all things Disney. Her favorite movies were Pixar, especially Monsters Inc. She loved music and dancing. She also took excellent care of her three dogs: Daisy, Buzz and Lilly.

In March 2015, at 7 months old, doctors found a 10 cm. mass in her liver and secondary tumors in her lungs. Originally diagnosed as high risk Hepatoblastoma (pediatric liver cancer), it was later discovered that her tumor cells matured into an even rarer cancer, Malignant Rhabdoid Tumor of the Liver. The only symptom leading up to this diagnosis was firmness in her abdomen. She had previously been a very healthy child. 

After more than a year of continuous treatments including regular hospital stays, surgeries, chemotherapy, a stem cell transplant, and radiation, Summer’s scan showed No Evidence of Disease in May 2016. Sadly, Summer relapsed in July 2016 and passed away at home in September 2016 at the age of 2.

Shortly after her diagnosis, Summer’s family and friends became involved with Team Lemon and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF). Inspired by the story of ALSF’s founder Alexandra “Alex” Scott, the Semerad family decided to do their best to make lemonade out of the situation. The world of childhood cancer can be a scary and uncontrollable one, and focusing on making a positive impact in this community has really helped the Semerad family deal with the toughest times.

Since joining up with ALSF, team Summer Strong has been represented in numerous events including lemonade stands, Team Lemon races in Orlando, New York, and Philadelphia, the Lemon Climb in Boston, and school fundraisers; with many more planned for the future! Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation allows children and adults of all ages to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer, and the supporters of team Summer Strong have ranged from age 1 thru 95.

You can help children like Summer fight cancer and get the childhood they deserve by supporting Team Summer Strong through ALSF. To learn more about Summer’s story, visit her Hero page.

Donate now or register to hold your own lemonade stand or event to support the Summer Strong Hero Fund!

Amount Raised from Fundraising Pages:

$327,273

Fundraisers with recent donations

Fundraising Page NameCampaignLocationAmount
Summer Strong MM 2022The Million Mile 2022Fanwood, NJ$57,208
Donations to Summer Strong Hero FundHonor PagesFanwood, NJ$6,755
Summer Strong Golf Outing 2022Stands and EventsColts Neck, NJ$4,400
E&E’s Lemonade StandLemonade DaysMedia, PA$2,404
3 Acres Lemonade StandStands and EventsJersey City, NJ$217
Super Bowl 2022Stands and EventsFanwood, NJ$2,560
TEAM HUFFYThe Million Mile 2021Republic, MO$1,218
lily 'caresVirtual FundraisersNewtown, PA$5
Summer Strong MM 2021The Million Mile 2021Fanwood, NJ$52,314
Holly Bishop The Million Mile 2021WADSWORTH, OH$53
Lemonade Stand for SummerStands and EventsBranchburg, NJ$661
PARAMOUNT GROUP, INC SUMMER STRONG VIRTUAL LEMONADE STANDVirtual FundraisersNew York, NY$2,620
Northwestern Mutual's Lemonade StandStands and EventsOlathe, KS$1,840
Summer Strong Golf Outing 2021Stands and EventsColts Neck, NJ$4,765
Jody’s Lemonade StandALDICharleston, SC$125
Louisville ALSF FundraiserALDILouisville, KY$500
Samaira and shivaay lemonade stand Lemonade DaysOkemos, MI$310
Jackson Red Devils Kicking Away CancerStands and EventsJackson, NJ$700
Summer Strong lacrosse fundraiserStands and EventsStaten Island, NY$819
Super Bowl 2021Virtual FundraisersFanwood, NJ$1,400
Virtual Lemonade Stand for SummerStands and EventsMedia, PA$2,080
Summer Strong - MM 2020The Million Mile 2020Fanwood, NJ$34,214
Summer Strong - Masks by Sew JoStands and EventsFanwood, NJ$7,955
Gradanlex Tie Dye for Summer!Stands and EventsDUMONT, NJ$1,590
Team Summer Strong - 2020 MMThe Million Mile 2020Staten Island, NY$333
Team JaydenThe Million Mile 2020Raleigh, NC$10
Virtual Lemonade Stand for SummerLemonade DaysBranchburg, NJ$1,250
Summer Strong Golf Outing 2020Stands and EventsColts Neck, NJ$1,920
Lemonade Days with Falling Star PartiesLemonade DaysBel Air, MD$10
Staten Island Yankees GameStands and EventsStaten Island, NY$610
Team Summer Strong - 2019 MMThe Million Mile 2019Fanwood, NJ$11,447
Hero Hunters Fighters The Million Mile 2019Buckingham, VA$53
Pr's&ProteinThe Million Mile 2019Homosassa, FL$53
Summer Strong Golf Outing - 2019Stands and EventsFanwood, NJ$33,829
Squeeze the DayStands and EventsEdgemont, PA$3,237
BasketballKidsLemonade DaysCUPERTINO, CA$239
Summer Strong Night OutStands and EventsStaten Island, NY$3,115
Summer's LemonadeLemonade DaysDUMONT, NJ$550
WestridgeKidsofHopeLemonade DaysLittle Rock, AR$345
Grove Ave United Methodist Church Lemonade StandLemonade DaysJohnstown, PA$10
Belated Birthday Lemonade StandStands and EventsGarwood, NJ$228
Summer Strong SuperBowl Stands and EventsFanwood, NJ$1,250
Summer Strong NYC Marathon 2018Team LemonNew York, NY$11,740
Summer Strong Golf Outing - 2018Stands and EventsColts Neck, NJ$18,540
Summer Strong Birthday Lemonade StandsStands and EventsFanwood, NJ$870
Team Summer Strong at the Boston MarathonTeam LemonBoston, MA$3,655
Summer Strong - Trivia SundayStands and EventsStaten Island, NY$2,910
Summer Strong - LipSense PartyStands and EventsFanwood , NJ$100
OLSS Lemonade StandStands and EventsStaten Island, NY$385
Summer Strong - Birthday Lemonade StandsFundraising for Childhood Cancer FamiliesFanwood, NJ$2,352

Total: $327,273.48

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