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February 4, 2019
  •  Every day of every month of every year, hundreds of new kids are affected by cancer worldwide. Please help spread awareness about the fight for cures today. Until there are cures for all children, more work must be done
    Every day of every month of every year, hundreds of new kids are affected by cancer worldwide. Please help spread awareness about the fight for cures today. Until there are cures for all children, more work must be done.
  • While some types of childhood leukemia have extremely high cure rates in the developed world, countries like Kenya lack the medical infrastructure to make early diagnosis a reality for children who appear symptomatic.
    While some types of childhood leukemia have extremely high cure rates in the developed world, countries like Kenya lack the medical infrastructure to make early diagnosis a reality for children who appear symptomatic.
  • Researchers all around the world are working to find cures for childhood cancer. Pictured above, the 90 Crazy 8 Initiative researchers who gathered in Philadelphia in 2018.
    Researchers all around the world are working to find cures for childhood cancer. Pictured above, the 90 Crazy 8 Initiative researchers who gathered in Philadelphia in 2018.

Every day, around the world, over 700 children are diagnosed with one of the hundreds of types of childhood cancer—the equivalent of an entire elementary school of children. 

And everyday, researchers, powered by Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) funding are making a difference in the lives of children with cancer by ensuring access to treatment, individualizing safer drugs and pioneering breakthroughs that will lead to cures. From creating opportunities for international collaboration to making the ... Read More

January 8, 2019
  • Alex, pictured above with his family, never lived life as sick kid. He always reminded his friends that life was supposed to be fun and adventurous and they should be ever appreciative of others (especially their moms).
  • Alex, pictured above with a family friend, loved to fly. His love of flight gave the cell line he left behind their name: Fly623.
  • At the Childhood Cancer Cell Repository, cell lines are stored in cryogenic freezers, like those pictured above, that can reach ultra low temperatures. The freezers are monitored around the clock.

Down in Lubbock, Texas, researcher Dr. Patrick Reynolds is working to grow cancer cell lines in order to eventually cure childhood cancer. Funded in part by Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, Dr. Reynolds leads the Childhood Cancer Cell Repository, a bank of about 450 cancer cell lines and 75 genomic models. As researchers focus on targeted therapies for children, cell lines and genomic models offer invaluable clues. To date,... Read More

December 17, 2018

by Trish Adkins

For Eden, the trouble began when she was 10 years old. The trouble had a name: pain. It seemed normal at first—maybe a side effect from dancing or growing. But then it never went away and then, suddenly, Eden could not dance anymore.

“I knew in my heart it was more than growing pains,” said Eden’s mom, Shannon. 



A MRI revealed the source of the pain: a tumor on her leg. And not just any tumor, it was a tumor so rare that it had never been seen before. They nicknamed it Eden’s Tumor. Eden’s doctor,... Read More

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