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June 26, 2019
  • Childhood cancer research is made possible through the work of ALSF supporters and donors who have turned cups of lemonade into nearly 1,000 research grants.
    Childhood cancer research is made possible through the work of ALSF supporters and donors who have turned cups of lemonade into nearly 1,000 research grants.
  • Dr. Jeffrey Huo, an ALSF grantee, explains how research happens beginning with cups of lemonade and moving through the research process.
    Dr. Jeffrey Huo, an ALSF grantee, explains how research happens beginning with cups of lemonade and moving through the research process.
  • ALSF founder Alex Scott had a simple idea that turned into a huge legacy. During the 2019 Lemonade Days, supporters hosted over 2,500 lemonade stands in 49 states
    ALSF founder Alex Scott had a simple idea that turned into a huge legacy. During the 2019 Lemonade Days, supporters hosted over 2,500 lemonade stands in 49 states
  • “The purpose of research is the generation of new knowledge. If  research is kept private and placed in a drawer then it is useless,” said Dr. Adolfo Ferrando of Columbia University, who published his research about a mutation that drives the relapse of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in the January 2018 edition of Nature. “By publishing, we give the clinical community the opportunity to use the published knowledge.”
    “The purpose of research is the generation of new knowledge. If research is kept private and placed in a drawer then it is useless,” said Dr. Adolfo Ferrando of Columbia University, who published his research about a mutation that drives the relapse of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in the January 2018 edition of Nature. “By publishing, we give the clinical community the opportunity to use the published knowledge.”

“Once upon a time, there was a very brave and generous girl named Alex and she decided she wanted to help kids with cancer. And thousands of you helped her do it,” begins Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) grantee Dr. Jeffrey Huo in his talk about how cups of lemonade are leading to cures for childhood cancer. 

Watch Dr. Huo explain how cups can lead to cures:

All year long, childhood cancer advocates and ALSF supporters work to raise funds for childhood cancer research.

Whether it is hosting a lemonade stand during ... Read More

June 10, 2019
  • Edie, pictured above with mom Emily, celebrated her 10th birthday on June 7.
    Edie, pictured above with mom Emily, celebrated her 10th birthday on June 7.
  • Emily and Edie Gilger, together with their oncologist Dr. Yael Mossé at the 2019 Lemon Ball.
    Emily and Edie Gilger, together with their oncologist Dr. Yael Mossé, shared their story at the ALSF Lemon Ball in January 2019.
  • Edie and her mother Emily battled the same ALK-driven neuroblastoma.
    Edie and her mother Emily battled the same ALK-driven neuroblastoma.

My husband, Nick always tells people that without Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) and without the research you support, he would not have a family. And it’s true. My daughter Edie, me, my son Kinsey—none  of us would be here if it weren’t for ALSF.  

My daughter, Edie, was born June 7, 2009 in Lynchburg, Virginia. 

When Edie was six months old, she was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma. She had two tumors growing out of each adrenal gland crossing over her mid-section and invading her pancreas, kidneys,... Read More

May 31, 2019
  • Maddie Davis, pictured above, has been battling pediatric ependymoma for over 5 years.
    Maddie Davis, pictured above, has been battling pediatric ependymoma for over 5 years.

Brain tumors are the deadliest form of childhood cancer, accounting for 30% of all cancer deaths each year.*  Sometimes just centimeters in size, these tumors present real treatment challenges because of their critical location in the brain. 

Even though the five-year survival rate is 74%**, the reality is that even children who survive 5 years after diagnosis are not necessarily cancer-free, and they may not survive 6 years. 

It sounds bleak—but it is a call to action. At Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation,... Read More

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