The Childhood Cancer Blog

The Childhood Cancer Blog

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

January 21, 2022
  • Michelle Monje, MD/PhD
    Michelle Monje, MD/PhD
  • Dr. Cigall Kadoch
    Dr. Cigall Kadoch
  • ALSF researcher Dr. Patrick Reynolds
    Dr. Patrick Reynolds

While the pandemic continues to bring uncertainty in the world, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) funded researchers are continuing to push ahead and make strides in the search for safer treatments and cures for all children. Fueled by ALSF funded research grants, these researchers utilize collaboration, innovation and cutting-edge science in their labs all around the world. 

These researchers are aiming to not just level the playing field — but to give children what they need: cures and safer treatments. 

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January 18, 2022

Today my daughter, Alex, would have been turning 26 years old. 

If she were here with us, we would probably be celebrating her special day as a family. Our tradition for years has been a dinner of the birthday person’s choice, followed by cake and presents. As our family has grown older, our birthdays have become more understated, as chances to reflect on life and the joy that our loved ones bring to us. During dinner we go around the table, each of us sharing with the birthday person what we love about them. It can be a little awkward and even funny at times, but it is always... Read More

January 14, 2022

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a wonderful opportunity for everyone, everywhere to reflect on Dr. King’s wisdom and to find ways to serve their communities. 

Last year, a Lemon Club at Camden Catholic High School in New Jersey installed an interactive mural at their school to inspire the school community to be the “I” in “Kind.” Lemon Clubs are student-led organizations at high schools and colleges that raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research. 

At Camden Catholic, members of the school community were encouraged to share their favorite Dr. King quote as... Read More