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June 10, 2019
  • When his daughter Kennedy was diagnosed with spinal cord tumors, she was given a five year survival rate of 20-percent. Today, Kennedy is a rising sophomore in college.
    When his daughter Kennedy was diagnosed with spinal cord tumors, she was given a five year survival rate of 20-percent. Today, Kennedy is a rising sophomore in college.
  • Pictured above, Jeff and Kristy Kennedy with Liz and Jay Scott at the 2019 Lemon Ball.
    Pictured above, Jeff and Kristy Snyder with Liz and Jay Scott at the 2019 Lemon Ball.
  • Jeff says he was inspired by Jay Scott's drive to keep his daughter's legacy alive, while helping other children and families.
    Jeff says he was inspired by Jay Scott's drive to keep his daughter's legacy alive, while helping other children and families.

When my daughter Kennedy was born, like all new dads, I vowed to always be there for her and protect her.

But when Kennedy was 2 years old and diagnosed with cancer, I realized that I couldn’t live up to part of that pledge. I couldn’t protect her from this disease. 

It was devastating. 

The first two or three months after diagnosis were extremely difficult. Kennedy was diagnosed with spinal cord tumors, called astrocytoma. Initally, we were told that Kennedy had a 20-percent... Read More

June 10, 2019
  • Edie, pictured above with mom Emily, celebrated her 10th birthday on June 7.
    Edie, pictured above with mom Emily, celebrated her 10th birthday on June 7.
  • Emily and Edie Gilger, together with their oncologist Dr. Yael Mossé at the 2019 Lemon Ball.
    Emily and Edie Gilger, together with their oncologist Dr. Yael Mossé, shared their story at the ALSF Lemon Ball in January 2019.
  • Edie and her mother Emily battled the same ALK-driven neuroblastoma.
    Edie and her mother Emily battled the same ALK-driven neuroblastoma.

My husband, Nick always tells people that without Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) and without the research you support, he would not have a family. And it’s true. My daughter Edie, me, my son Kinsey—none  of us would be here if it weren’t for ALSF.  

My daughter, Edie, was born June 7, 2009 in Lynchburg, Virginia. 

When Edie was six months old, she was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma. She had two tumors growing out of each adrenal gland crossing over her mid-section and invading her pancreas, kidneys,... Read More

June 4, 2019

Each year, CBS 3 in Philadelphia holds a 14-hour telethon to raise money to support the work of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Perry Casciato, the CBS 3/CW Philly Program Director and Executive Producer for the Alex Scott: A Stand for Hope Telethon, shared with us why this is one of his favorite days of the year. Keep reading and of course, save the date, this year’s telethon begins June 13 at 6 am.

It wasn’t my idea to start a Telethon.... Read More

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