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May 12, 2017
Nurses Week is a great time to give thanks to the amazing oncology nurses who care for children battling cancer.

All of the illustrations in Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand are real people. Above, one of Alex's favorite nurses, Lisa

by Jay Scott, Alex’s Dad

In our book, Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand, there is a picture of a woman on crutches. This character was based on one of Alex’s favorite nurses, a woman named Lisa.   Alex loved her so much, that she once asked Lisa if she would come along if her lemonade stand took a cross-country road trip. Alex did not want to her port accessed by nurses that didn’t know how to do it as good as Lisa did. 

Lisa... Read More

May 6, 2017
My daughter Alexandra “Alex” Scott lost her life to childhood cancer in August of 2004. It was only a few short months prior that she had set out on a mission to raise $1 million through volunteer-run lemonade stands across the country. Alex truly was the wind in our sails, the gas in our engines, and when she died, the fate of her dream to find cures through those lemonade stands hung in the balance. I am not one to believe in signs, or that things are meant to be.

“An angel kept me safe. There was someone up there who helped us, little Alex kept me on," said Jeremy Rose, Afleet Alex's jockey. ​

by Jay Scott, Alex’s Dad

My daughter Alexandra “Alex” Scott lost her life to childhood cancer in August of 2004. It was only a few short months prior that she had set out on a mission to raise $1 million through volunteer-run lemonade stands across the country. Alex truly was the wind in our sails, the gas in our engines, and when she died, the fate of her dream to find cures through those lemonade stands hung in the balance. I am not one to believe in signs, or that things are meant to be, but shortly after Alex’s death,... Read More

March 16, 2017
March Madness: More than the final score. ALSF founder Alex Scott receiving an award at a Sixers game.

 by Liz Scott, Alex’s Mom

I am always inspired when I watch basketball and, for me, March Madness is the best basketball time of the year!  I like watching basketball, especially youth basketball because kids play their hearts out.   

As a parent, I have grown to recognize the work and effort that these young men and women have had to put into this sport to play at the Division 1 level.  I appreciate all that their parents and families have done to give them this opportunity.  It can be grueling at times to watch your child make mistakes, have a bad game or just sit on the... Read More

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