Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Blog

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September 26, 2018

by Trish Adkins

When Beth Cook’s then 8-year-old son Travis was diagnosed with a brain tumor, she did not know what to say. 

The diagnosis came after Travis hit his head really hard and Beth thought he had a concussion. An MRI revealed there was no concussion, but there was a diffuse and inoperable brain tumor. 

“I did not know what to tell Travis, but I had to tell him,” recalls Beth. “I told him there was something in his head that didn't belong there, but it was going to be ok because he had the best doctors in the world taking care of him. I didn't know if that... Read More

August 8, 2018
  •  Allie Neenan and Usman Hyder, the first two presidents of the UT Dallas Lemon Club.
  • The Lemon Club is a student-led club that functions under the direction of ALSF to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research. ALSF’s Lemon Clubs plan and execute on and off campus fundraisers for the duration of their school year. Lemon Club chapters are encouraged to host a variety of awareness and fundraising events to help spread the mission of ALSF and to meet their fundraising goals.
  • Allie Neenan served as President of the UT Dallas Lemon Club for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years. She will go on to earn her PhD in Clinical Psychology and hopes to pursue a career in pediatric psychosocial oncology. She met Foundation Co-Executive Director Jay Scott (pictured) at the Lemon Climb Houston in March 2018. 
  • Two of UTD Lemon Club's leaders at this year's Talent Show fundraiser, along with Hero Isabella Day and SuperSibs Anna and Jaclyn (Anna is also an ALSF ambassador).
  • Volunteers at a recent lemonade stand hosted by the UT Dallas Lemon Club.
  • All the runners from this year's Million Mile fun run hosted by the UT Dallas Lemon Club.
  • The UT Dallas Lemon Club keeps this sign at all their lemonade stands to educate as many people as possible.

by Allie Neenan, founding co-President of the Dallas Lemon Club at the University of Texas    

For the past three years, I have been a leader of the Dallas Lemon Club at the University of Texas (UT). We are a group of students from varied backgrounds with a common goal: curing childhood cancer. I learned about the club from its founder, my classmate and dear friend, Usman. I never heard of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation before meeting Usman, but his passion for this cause was contagious. Alex's legacy has that effect on people.

When the... Read More

May 15, 2018

Guest post by Elisa Cobb and Angie Aselin, 2nd Grade Teachers, Spring Texas

Every year, our principal asks our team to come up with a second-grade level philanthropy project. While brainstorming new ideas, one of our team members suggested Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF). The majority of us didn’t know much about it. As educators of 8-year-old children, it didn’t take much research to realize we had chosen our philanthropy—ALSF is all about kids helping other kids! 

We jumped in feet first not knowing what to expect—little did we know our lemonade stand would take... Read More