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September 1, 2017
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 10 facts

by Trish Adkins

Dealing with a childhood cancer diagnosis can be one of the most devastating and frightening experiences for a family to face. Every day, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation strives to raise awareness and funds for much-needed research for better treatments and more cures for all childhood cancers.  

While September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month, childhood cancer is an everyday reality for thousands of families around the world. We’ve compiled 10 facts you need to know (and can share!) about childhood cancer:... Read More

August 28, 2017
Every year, over 250,000 new cases of cancer affect children around the world. Every day, 250 of these children will die from cancer, making cancer the leading cause of death by disease for children. Childhood cancer research is consistently and vastly underfunded. There are dozens of types and hundreds of subtypes of childhood cancer—and many of these types have no known cures.

by Trish Adkins

Every year, over 250,000 new cases of cancer affect children around the world. Every day, 250 of these children will die from cancer. Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease for children in the United States.  Despite these facts, childhood cancer research is consistently and vastly underfunded. There are dozens of types and hundreds of subtypes of childhood cancer—and many of these types have no known cures. ... Read More

July 2, 2017
Two-time childhood cancer survivor Maya Rigler has raised over $410, 000 for research!

13-year old Maya Rigler (above with her family at Alex’s “Original” Lemonade Stand) has fought two different types of childhood cancer and managed to raise enough money for over 8,000 hours of childhood cancer research. And she is not stopping—not until there are cures for all children. ​

 

by Maya Rigler, Childhood Cancer Hero

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.  Although I never met Alex, her story has always impacted me. We both fought cancer and were even treated at the same hospital with some of the same doctors. Her home is just a few miles away, and she’s been a hero of mine for as long as I can remember.

Just before my second birthday, my doctor discovered a mass in my stomach. I found out I had a type of cancer called... Read More

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