The Childhood Cancer Blog

The Childhood Cancer Blog

Welcome to The Childhood Cancer Blog
from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation!

  • jaxson's nurse
    Jaxson's nurse made sure his Halloween in the hospital was special and memorable
  • claire's mom
    Claire battled Ewing sarcoma. Her mom recalls that all the nurses took good care of both Claire and her family.
  • tony's nurse
    Tony's nurse Amanda bonded with him while Tony was in a coma. Later, she'd make the trip to his Eagle Scout ceremony.

Nurses play a critical role in the lives of children facing cancer. Beyond their medical expertise supporting treatment, managing medications and answering family questions, pediatric oncology nurses also fill a critical comfort and care role for families. This emotional support is so important to parents, affected children and siblings when life is at its most uncertain. 

These are nurses that families need. Here are the five things you should know about pediatric oncology nurses:

1.    They know when you need a hug. 

When Claire was in treatment for Ewing sarcoma... Read More

  • Now: Taylor, with her son Wallace.
  • Then: Taylor was just 11 years old when she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma

Taylor never thought she’d have her son Wallace. 

When she was 11 years old, Taylor was diagnosed with a bone cancer called osteosarcoma. 

The diagnosis came after a summer spent with her local swim team. Taylor had shoulder pain, and swimming seemed the logical culprit. But the pain kept increasing to the point that her arm became numb. An X-ray revealed a mass; further testing revealed that the mass was osteosarcoma. 

“When I first walked into the oncology clinic, the first thing I noticed was all these kids did not have hair,” recalls Taylor. 

Taylor... Read More

lemonade stand

Hosting a lemonade stand on a hot summer day is a great way to beat the heat and help kids beat childhood cancer! This year, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s (ALSF) annual Lemonade Days is back! It is the perfect time to come together and help raise funds for childhood cancer research. Our founder Alex Scott's first-ever front yard lemonade stand was 22 years ago. While so much has changed, one thing hasn't: a lemonade stand is a sweet (and effective!) way to help kids with cancer. 

This year, you can join... Read More