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July 31, 2019
Malina was just a toddler when she was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma. Pictured above, Malina with her oncologist, Dr. Glenson Samuel. While in treatment, Malina participated in a research study that required her to donate blood at each check-up.  

Malina was just a toddler when she was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma. Pictured above, Malina with her oncologist, Dr. Glenson Samuel. While in treatment, Malina participated in a research study that required her to donate blood at each check-up.  

Malina was a typical toddler—playing, walking and exploring—but then she gradually stopped walking. After repeated doctor and ER visits, tests revealed the source of Malina’s immobility:

Ewing sarcoma. 

Malina had a tumor in her spine, pressing down on vital nerves causing her to be unable to walk. Malina endured surgery to remove the tumor as well as chemotherapy and radiation. 

While in treatment, Malina participated in a research study that required her to donate blood at each check-up. Her doctor and ALSF funded-researcher Dr. Glenson Samuel, used her blood... Read More

July 11, 2019
$1 million helps children battling cancer and funds childhood cancer research

During The Million Mile in September, supporters work together to go more than 1 million miles and raise over $1 million for childhood cancer research and programs for families! All year long, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) uses this money to fund innovative projects at every stage of research to ensure cures are being found today and for the future. 

Here are seven ways $1 million helps children with cancer:

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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

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