May 2018

Stepping Behind the Lemonade Stand

guest post by Terry McCarthy, host of Light Lemons (the lemonade stand held by Lightfoot, Franklin & White) 

A couple years ago, I was asked to give the commencement address to the graduating class at Cumberland School of Law. It was both thrilling and terrifying at the same time. As I thought about what to say in the speech, dozens of ideas popped into my mind, but none of them seemed right. I am an adjunct faculty member at the school and knew the graduates well; I wanted to inspire them.  

10 Ways to Make Your School Lemonade Stand Fundraiser a Sweet Success

Guest post by Elisa Cobb and Angie Aselin, 2nd Grade Teachers, Spring Texas

Every year, our principal asks our team to come up with a second-grade level philanthropy project. While brainstorming new ideas, one of our team members suggested Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF). The majority of us didn’t know much about it. As educators of 8-year-old children, it didn’t take much research to realize we had chosen our philanthropy—ALSF is all about kids helping other kids! 

Nurses Week: The Nurse We Needed

Nurses play a critical role in the life of a family affected by childhood cancer. They are medical caregivers—overseeing medication schedules, post-surgery care and coordinating therapy appointments. They help manage pain and treatment side effects. They also provide emotional support to families—supporting parents, affected children and siblings when life is at its most uncertain.