In 2000, 4-year-old Alexandra “Alex” Scott asked her parents to help host her first lemonade stand in her front yard. Alex had been battling neuroblastoma since just before her first birthday and wanted to do something to help other kids battling cancer feel better. Alex raised over $2,000 at her first stand and kicked off a legacy of lemonade stands and hope.
ALSF founder, Alex Scott, believed that everyone could make a difference and that every gift would add up to a cure for childhood cancer. So far, our supporters have helped us fund over 690 research projects!
Though the cold temperatures make us all want to hibernate, childhood cancer doesn’t sleep through the winter months. There are many ways to keep fighting the battle against childhood cancer during the winter months of the year. Here are some wintry fun ideas:
Maddie was 8 years old when she began having unexplained pain, tingling and numbness in her left leg. An X-ray revealed cancer and Maddie began the battle of a lifetime. After years of relapses, and finally entering high school, Maddie sadly passed away.