The Childhood Cancer Blog

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from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation!

In addition to his recurring workplace donation, Doug (above in white) volunteers at at the lemonade stand his wife Jennifer organizes each year. 

Doug Cote has been a loyal supporter of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) since the beginning. He met ALSF founder Alex Scott when she was in a baby carriage. For over a decade, his wife, Jennifer has planned annual lemonade stands with Doug’s support. Doug also takes his support to an additional level—doubling his impact through workplace giving. 

Doug contributes to the cause via his employer, Voya’s, matching gifts program. Doug supports Alex’s with every paycheck via payroll... Read More

Taylor and her son at his first lemonade stand. 

Alex Scott was 4 years old when she held her first lemonade stand to help kids with cancer. Over the course of the rest of her life, Alex was determined to keep raising money with her lemonade stand. When she asked others to do the same, Alex ignited a movement. A movement that showed the world how much every single one of us has to offer in the fight to cure childhood cancer. 

Alex is a girl that changed the world. 

Today, many women and girls continue in Alex’s footsteps of fighting for cures for childhood cancer. From the researcher using cutting-edge science to find... Read More

If you ask Cole Fitzgerald what it is like to face childhood cancer for a second time — fifteen years after his first rare cancer diagnosis — Cole will say in his Jersey accent: 

“It is what it is.”

And what it is this second time around is pancreatoblastoma, a type of cancer that has only ever been documented 50 times and just once following a neuroblastoma diagnosis. That one case —that’s Cole Fitzgerald. 

“It definitely came out of left field. I definitely didn't see it coming. Nobody saw it coming,” said Cole. “And it brought a lot of frustration, a lot of anger... Read More