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October 16, 2018

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month may be over, but the fight for cures continues every day.

by Trish Adkins

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) has declared a war on childhood cancer. 

Every day of every month of every year, in the United States the equivalent of a classroom of children are diagnosed with cancer—36 sons, daughters, brothers and sisters—all facing the fight of their lives. 

ALSF has worked to find cures—and has already made incredible strides in improving standards of care, increasing the number of... Read More

September 26, 2018

by Trish Adkins

When Beth Cook’s then 8-year-old son Travis was diagnosed with a brain tumor, she did not know what to say. 

The diagnosis came after Travis hit his head really hard and Beth thought he had a concussion. An MRI revealed there was no concussion, but there was a diffuse and inoperable brain tumor. 

“I did not know what to tell Travis, but I had to tell him,” recalls Beth. “I told him there was something in his head that didn't belong there, but it was going to be ok because he had the best doctors in the world taking care of him. I didn't know if that... Read More

September 19, 2018

by Eli Talley, ALSF

When I was 4 years old in August 2005, I was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma. Thirteen years later, I’m still fighting every day and I don’t intend on stopping any time soon. 

Since I was so young at diagnosis, I did not really know what was going on. All I knew was that I was going to the hospital so the doctors could look at me and figure out why my leg was hurting. After performing tons of tests and taking lots of blood, they told me that I was sick and had something called cancer. They also said that they were going to do everything they could... Read More

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