The Childhood Cancer Blog

The Childhood Cancer Blog

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September 23, 2021
ALSF-funded researcher Dr. Jenn Kalish is raising money for Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome (BWS) research with her Million Mile team.

ALSF-funded researcher Dr. Jenn Kalish is raising money for Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome (BWS) research with her Million Mile team.

You know how the saying goes: teamwork makes the dream work. At Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), the dream is to end childhood cancer. Our founder, Alex Scott always planned to make this dream a reality, but knew she couldn’t do it alone. With help from people in her community, then soon, the nation, everyone took those first steps toward cures. 

Today, Alex’s legacy of working together to achieve a dream continues. September is both Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and the month for ALSF’s Million Mile – a virtual fitness challenge that encourages supporters of any age or... Read More

September 12, 2021
  • David and Frankie with grandson Max.
  • Christine with grandsons John and Jason.
  • Grandma Bee with her grandson Alex.

 David and Frankie’s grandson Max was just 4 years old when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). 

“We were devastated when we first heard the news about Max’s diagnosis. We couldn’t believe our grandson had somehow contracted this deadly disease,” recalls his grandfather David. 

Grandparents grieve deeply when a grandchild has cancer. They are concerned not only for their grandchild, but also for their own child (the parent). Cancer wreaks havoc with grandparents’ expectations, reversing the natural order of life and death. Grandparents frequently say... Read More

September 4, 2021
  • Even after a B-cell ALL diagnosis at 2 years old, Benjamin is a joyful little boy. 
    Even after a B-cell ALL diagnosis at 2 years old, Benjamin is a joyful little boy. 
  • Sophia may be the youngest of three, but she is also the strongest.
    Sophia may be the youngest of three, but she is also the strongest.
  • At 10 years old, Emerson is a fantastic girl who loves all things unicorns and rainbows.
    At 10 years old, Emerson is a fantastic girl who loves all things unicorns and rainbows.
  • Omari might seem shy upon first impression, but the energy this teen brings to the football field gives him an unstoppable edge
    Omari might seem shy upon first impression, but the energy this teen brings to the football field gives him an unstoppable edge

Kids come in all shapes and sizes, and so do their cancers. There are dozens of pediatric cancers, but leukemia account for nearly 28% of all childhood cancer diagnoses. Leukemia is a cancer of the white blood cells – which are crucial to fighting off infections – and one of the most prevalent forms is acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). 

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, but it is also Leukemia Awareness Month. Here are four leukemia heroes who would agree that all kids are worth fighting for:

1.    ... Read More

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