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August 1, 2019
  •  “I can still see her face in my mind, and her different expressions of happiness, sadness, or resting,” said Liz Scott, of her daughter Alexandra ”Alex”  Scott, the founder of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
    “I can still see her face in my mind, and her different expressions of happiness, sadness, or resting,” said Liz Scott, of her daughter Alexandra ”Alex” Scott, the founder of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
  • “When she wanted something badly, boy did she make it her focus to get it,” said Liz.
    “When she wanted something badly, boy did she make it her focus to get it,” said Liz.
  • Alex was just 4 years old when she hosted her first lemonade stand that was the seed that grew into ALSF.
    Alex was just 4 years old when she hosted her first lemonade stand that was the seed that grew into ALSF.
  • “Her fight and grit got her through seven and a half years of treatment,” said Liz.
    “Her fight and grit got her through seven and a half years of treatment,” said Liz.
  • “I remember the big things that made Alex, Alex, like her sense of humor, and how her smile could light up a room,” said Liz.
    “I remember the big things that made Alex, Alex, like her sense of humor, and how her smile could light up a room,” said Liz.

Fifteen years ago today, my daughter Alexandra “Alex” Scott took her last few breaths after a seven and a half year battle with childhood cancer. She was 8 years old.  

Every day, I go into work at Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation—the organization that both bears her name and carries on her legacy of raising awareness and funds for childhood cancer research. Alex was just 4 years old when she hosted her first lemonade stand to help doctors find the medicines to make other children battling cancer feel better. (Lesson 1: Kids are smart and full of goodness.)  

My daughter’s... Read More

May 28, 2019
  • Learn the story behind the Alex's Lemonade Days and Alex's Original Stand for childhood cancer.
    Back where it all began, ALSF founder Alex Scott.
  • Alex Scott's idea to find cures for childhood cancer with lemonade stands, continues 15 years later.
    Alex Scott's idea to find cures for childhood cancer with lemonade stands, continues 15 years later.

It all started with one front yard lemonade stand. 

ALSF Founder Alex Scott had a big idea: to host lemonade stands to help other kids just like her feel better. When Alex was just 4-years-old, she hosted her first lemonade stand. That first stand kept growing each year and four years later, when Alex was 8-years-old, her lemonade stand raised $1 million for childhood cancer research.

The last stand that Alex would attend was held at her elementary school, Penn Wynne... Read More

January 18, 2019
  • Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation founder, Alex Scott, on her 8th Birthday. January 18, 2019 marks what would have been Alex's 23rd birthday.
  • Liz and Jay Scott, Alex's parents, sat down to look through pictures of Alex. You can watch the whole story on Facebook.
  • In June 2004, students and staff at Penn Wynne Elementary stood in the formation of Alex's name to welcome her home from the hospital.
  • Alex's first day of Kindergarten; complete with her adorable tights.
  • Alex's 12 month picture, taken a couple months late because of her neuroblastoma diagnosis.
  • Before Alex's diagnosis, Liz says "You could see it, the determination and the knowing look."
  • Alex loved to be silly.
  • Alex's last Halloween, as a garden fairy.
  • In typical Alex fashion she asked for a "surprise" birthday party when she turned 4.
  • Alex spent 30 days in the hospital for a stem cell transplant, beginning just a few days after her 4th birthday.
  • Alex loved her brothers and loved being a little sister to Patrick and a big sister to Joey and Eddie.

by Liz Scott, Alex's Mom 

Earlier this week, we sat in our Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation office to look through photos of Alex that we hadn’t seen in a long time. It was a conscious walk down memory lane—one that took us through Alex’s eight birthday parties and her now-famous-lemonade stands and regular family moments with Alex and her three brothers, Patrick, Eddie and Joey. 

Taking this stroll down memory lane is overwhelming. It’s not that we don’t want to remember everything about Alex; it is just when we do, this act of having to remember is bittersweet.

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