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February 13, 2019
  • Our founder, Alex Scott, was fortunate in her life to have her older brother Patrick, and two younger brothers, Eddie and Joey – her 3 SuperSibs. Alex’s brothers remain involved and committed to helping other childhood cancer families.
    Our founder, Alex Scott, was fortunate in her life to have her older brother Patrick, and two younger brothers, Eddie and Joey – her 3 SuperSibs. Alex’s brothers remain involved and committed to helping other childhood cancer families.
  • Five year old Silas is his little brother Toby’s superhero. (In fact, Silas often wears one of his favorite superhero suits under his everyday clothes).
    Five year old Silas is his little brother Toby’s superhero. (In fact, Silas often wears one of his favorite superhero suits under his everyday clothes.) 
  • When a childhood cancer diagnosis enters the picture, healthy siblings are impacted right alongside their brother or sister battling cancer. It is a scary time—but it is also a time when those bonds strengthen and grow. Above, Gabby holds her brother CJ's hand at the hospital following a bone marrow transplant.
    When a childhood cancer diagnosis enters the picture, healthy siblings are impacted right alongside their brother or sister battling cancer. It is a scary time—but it is also a time when those bonds strengthen and grow. Above, Gabby holds her brother CJ's hand at the hospital following a bone marrow transplant.

by Trish Adkins

There is a special bond that siblings have with one another. You love each other. You fight with each other. But no matter what, you are there for each other. 

When a childhood cancer diagnosis enters the picture, healthy siblings are impacted right alongside their brother or sister battling cancer. It is a scary time—but it is also a time when those bonds strengthen and grow. 

Siblings hold hands during treatment. They plan lemonade stands to help other kids just like their brother or sister get better. They do regular things like cuddle for a movie... Read More

February 4, 2019
  •  Every day of every month of every year, hundreds of new kids are affected by cancer worldwide. Please help spread awareness about the fight for cures today. Until there are cures for all children, more work must be done
    Every day of every month of every year, hundreds of new kids are affected by cancer worldwide. Please help spread awareness about the fight for cures today. Until there are cures for all children, more work must be done.
  • While some types of childhood leukemia have extremely high cure rates in the developed world, countries like Kenya lack the medical infrastructure to make early diagnosis a reality for children who appear symptomatic.
    While some types of childhood leukemia have extremely high cure rates in the developed world, countries like Kenya lack the medical infrastructure to make early diagnosis a reality for children who appear symptomatic.
  • Researchers all around the world are working to find cures for childhood cancer. Pictured above, the 90 Crazy 8 Initiative researchers who gathered in Philadelphia in 2018.
    Researchers all around the world are working to find cures for childhood cancer. Pictured above, the 90 Crazy 8 Initiative researchers who gathered in Philadelphia in 2018.

Every day, around the world, over 700 children are diagnosed with one of the hundreds of types of childhood cancer—the equivalent of an entire elementary school of children. 

And everyday, researchers, powered by Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) funding are making a difference in the lives of children with cancer by ensuring access to treatment, individualizing safer drugs and pioneering breakthroughs that will lead to cures. From creating opportunities for international collaboration to making the ... Read More

January 30, 2019
  • You can host a lemonade stand anytime or anywhere! Above, ALSF founder Alex Scott hosts one of her early lemonade stands in her front yard.
    You can host a lemonade stand anytime or anywhere! Above, ALSF founder Alex Scott hosts one of her early lemonade stands in her front yard.
  • Winter is a great time to support ALSF! Swap the lemonade for hot chocolate!
    Winter is a great time to support ALSF! Swap the lemonade for hot chocolate!
  • After Mallory lost her sister Kelly to osteosarcoma, she decided to help the fight for cures by becoming a Champion for Kids with Cancer and dedicating her basketball season to ALSF.
    After Mallory lost her sister Kelly to osteosarcoma, she decided to help the fight for cures by becoming a Champion for Kids with Cancer and dedicating her basketball season to ALSF.

When 4-year-old Alex Scott began telling her parents about her wish to hold a lemonade stand, they thought it was cute. It was January and too cold to host a lemonade stand. Liz recalls asking Alex, “What is it you would possibly want to buy?”

Alex did not want a new toy or a treat. Alex wanted other kids with cancer to feel better like she did. When she finally hosted her lemonade stand a few months later, Alex took the first step towards her dream. Alex’s first lemonade stand raised over $2,000!

While we know... Read More

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