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Alex's Million Mile

Four More Reasons to Go A Million Miles This September

It is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and time for Alex’s Million Mile (AMM). 

AMM is the largest childhood cancer awareness challenge that funds critical, innovative research. Childhood cancer families help lead the charge by forming teams, raising awareness, logging miles and fundraising. 

A million miles may seem like a far distance—but families battling childhood cancer would go a million miles and more for cures for their children.

Alex’s Greatest Hits: The Alex’s Million Mile Playlist

Good music always makes the miles go faster. Our founder, Alexandra “Alex” Scott loved music, too. Back when Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation was just beginning, a neighbor of the Scott family wanted to support ALSF. He owned a record company and donated a whole bunch of CDs. Alex’s Greatest Hits, which contained 12 feel-good songs, were included in early Lemonade Stand kits.

Relentless Positivity: Arnav’s Story Continues


by Adam Paris, ALSF  

Editor’s note: Previously, we shared Part 1 of Arnav’s story. If you missed that installment, read it here.

“Dad, so you’re telling me I beat half the nation’s best on a half-broken leg.” 

Arnav was riding home from the doctor after being diagnosed with osteosarcoma, the most common type of childhood bone cancer. The cancer was in his left leg. 

Relentless Positivity: Meet Childhood Cancer Hero Arnav

 

 

by Adam Paris, ALSF

“No, I want to compete,” Arnav said as he picked his bike up off the ground.

Despite having just fallen off his cycle and shattered his helmet, Arnav was insistent on finishing the cycling competition. Race officials cautioned him against continuing, but there was no stopping the persistent teen. Off he went, finishing 9th in the race despite his early tumble. 

That same will to barrel forward, no matter the obstacle, would drive Arnav during a far more grueling fight of his life against childhood cancer. 

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