February 2017

Never-Ending Hope

by Kelby Wright, a senior at Bozeman High School, Bozeman, Montana

December 4, 2000 was a terrible day for a particular family. Their toddler daughter was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma. The cancer had already spread to various areas in her body. She was just 18-months-old. 

The tumor was noticeable in her left cheek. However, the parents of the child did not know that there was also a tumor in her right adrenal gland that would most likely result in having that organ removed.

Acts of Kindness: One Cup At A Time

by Liz Scott, Alex’s Mom

In 2000, the day after her fourth birthday, Alex received a stem cell transplant. Alex told me, “When I get out of the hospital, I want to have a lemonade stand.” It was winter, so I agreed that when it was warmer she could have one. I forgot about her request. The weather got warmer and Alex began asking to hold her lemonade stand again. 

I wondered what Alex could possibly want to buy with her lemonade money. I asked her: “Alex, what is it that you want?”

Share the Love: Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day! We love all the amazing support and inspiration you share with us at Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. Thank you for sharing the love and helping us find a cure, one squeeze at a time! 

About Shareables:

You can help Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation raise awareness of the need for childhood cancer research and cures for all children! Each month, we will share a new "shareable," an image for you to share with your social media network. Every time we start a conversation about childhood cancer, we bring ourselves closer to cures.

Neuroblastoma: Searching for the Achilles Heel of Childhood Cancer

Neuroblastoma, the type of cancer our founder Alex Scott battled, is the most-common extra-cranial solid tumor in childhood. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) has helped power research that is getting us closer to cures every day. Researchers like Dr. John Maris from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Dr.

Guest Post: Meet Caroline, Neuroblastoma Survivor

by Lisa Metzger, Hero Mom

Lisa Metzger, Hero Mom to Caroline, shared her story with us. When Caroline was just 6-months-old, she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a type of childhood cancer that often occurs in infancy. Caroline is now a wild and fun loving 3-year-old and a big sister to her little brother "Super Sib" Stephen.  Keep reading to learn more about Lisa, her daughter and how your support of ALSF is truly helping get us closer to cures for childhood cancer.