The Childhood Cancer Blog

The Childhood Cancer Blog

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

September 24, 2020

Every day in the United States, 43 children are diagnosed with cancer, and it is the leading cause of death by disease for children. Despite an urgent need for improved treatments, less than 4 percent of federal research funding is invested in childhood cancer research each year. 

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) aims to fill the funding gap through a comprehensive grant program that funds early stage basic research all the way to clinical trials that have the potential to bring new treatments to oncology clinics for widespread use. In addition, there have been some notable... Read More

September 18, 2020
5 free educational downloads

We are all at home, more than ever before! Whether your child has downtime during Zoom calls and needs a fun activity to keep them engaged or you are a teacher looking for some enrichment for your students, these free, fun downloads are just what you need to have some non-screen time fun.

These are also great activities for educational pods or traditional homeschoolers, as well as scout groups! 

Here are five awesome free, educational downloads from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF):

1.    ... Read More

September 18, 2020
we're halfway there

September is halfway over — which means we are halfway through The Million Mile and halfway through Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. 

Thousands of supporters are logging miles and fundraising all September long in honor of the more than 800 children that are affected by childhood cancer every day. Participants have logged nearly 300,000 miles and raised over $1 million! 

We are so inspired by the peaks they climb, the miles they pedal and the pavements they pound! Here are some amazing, feel-good stories from our Million Mile teams:

1.    Team Smiles for Scarlett... Read More