The Childhood Cancer Blog

The Childhood Cancer Blog

Welcome to The Childhood Cancer Blog
from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation!

July 15, 2021
  • Lakelynn was 3 years old when she was diagnosed with a rare, inoperable tumor in her arm.
    Lakelynn was 3 years old when she was diagnosed with a rare, inoperable tumor in her arm.
  • A month after his first birthday, Francisco was diagnosed with stage II embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma
    A month after his first birthday, Francisco was diagnosed with stage II embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Raymeer battled synovial sarcoma. Last year, he graduated kindergarten.
    Raymeer battled synovial sarcoma. Last year, he graduated kindergarten.
  • Just before her fourth birthday, Kaela was diagnosed with osteosarcoma and began treatment in 2007.
    Just before her fourth birthday, Kaela was diagnosed with osteosarcoma and began treatment in 2007.
  • July is Sarcoma Awareness Month.
    July is Sarcoma Awareness Month.

July is more than sweltering summer days and backyard barbeques; to many, it’s a month that honors those battling sarcomas – a disease that represents 15% of childhood cancer diagnoses. While the five-year survival rate for all types of childhood cancer is 86%, the average for the three most common sarcomas ranges from 65-69%. These cure rates lag behind many other kinds of pediatric cancers.

This month, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF)... Read More

June 24, 2021
  • childhood cancer hero kevin
    childhood cancer hero kevin
  • childhood cancer hero Olivia
    childhood cancer hero Olivia
  • childhood cancer hero Kingsley
    childhood cancer hero Kingsley
  • childhood cancer hero Taylor
    childhood cancer hero Taylor

Throughout June, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is sharing childhood cancer stories to honor National Cancer Survivor Month. Thanks to research advancements made possible by our generous donors, the five-year survival rate for a pediatric cancer diagnosis has risen to 84%.

While there is still work to do to find cures for all kids, here are a few inspiring survivor stories that remind us to hold onto hope:

Kevin Rauch

When Kevin was 3 years old, he received a cancer... Read More

July 30, 2020
  • Gabriella “Gaby” Feliz
    Gabriella “Gaby” Feliz
  • Declan Roberts
    Declan Roberts
  • Balian Tsosie
    Balian Tsosie
  •  Gabby Galarneau
     Gabby Galarneau

July marks Sarcoma Awareness Month. Sarcomas are a diverse group of cancers that arise from bone or soft tissue in the body. There are over 100 different subtypes, making treatment difficult — not every sarcoma can be treated the same. 

Meet four childhood cancer heroes who are battling pediatric sarcoma:

1. Gabriella “Gaby” Feliz

Gaby was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma in 2019 after a swollen right leg sent her to the hospital. Her cancer is high-risk, but her family has faith in... Read More

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