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August 7, 2020

Happy Lemonade Days!

Last week, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation supporters kicked off Lemonade Days. Traditionally, Lemonade Days is a week of front yard and community lemonade stands. This year, of course, is a little different, but the generosity and creativity from stand hosts is bigger than ever. From hosting virtual events to offering drive-by lemonade pick-up, Lemonade Days stand hosts are never short on ideas and inspiration! 

It’s not too late to sign up for Lemonade Days at LemonadeDays.org. You can host a virtual or social-... Read More

August 7, 2020
  • Becoming paralyzed might slow down some people, but for Kenny Herriot it was the exact opposite.
    Becoming paralyzed might slow down some people, but for Kenny Herriot it was the exact opposite.
  • While taking a solo 3,400-mile Mississippi river voyage by canoe is extreme by most people’s standards, for Jim it was the ideal way to raise money for childhood cancer research!
    While taking a solo 3,400-mile Mississippi river voyage by canoe is extreme by most people’s standards, for Jim it was the ideal way to raise money for childhood cancer research!
  • What started as two rival schools battling it out for the ultimate trophy, turned into a friendly competition when fighting against a common enemy: childhood cancer.
    What started as two rival schools battling it out for the ultimate trophy, turned into a friendly competition when fighting against a common enemy: childhood cancer.
  • Some Grandmas bake cookies to comfort their grandkids, others, go skydiving.
    Some Grandmas bake cookies to comfort their grandkids, others, go skydiving.
  • There’s no mountain too high to stop the father-son duo of Jeff and Justin Zorn from fighting childhood cancer.
    There’s no mountain too high to stop the father-son duo of Jeff and Justin Zorn from fighting childhood cancer.

After she was given a life-changing treatment at the age of 4, Alex Scott was determined to raise money to give to her doctor so he could help all kids the way he helped her. She wanted to fund better treatments and research projects to find cures for all childhood cancers. 

Alex held her first lemonade stand on July 1, 2000. After that successful stand, Alex set out to raise one million dollars – and she did. Now that’s some extreme support! Twenty years later, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) continues to honor Alex’s memory by funding more breakthrough research for... Read More

August 1, 2020
Alex at her first lemonade stand

Today is the rare collision of the day our daughter Alex passed away at the age of 8 and the start of Lemonade Days.

There are dozens of sayings related to rare occurrences — catchphrases like “one in a million” or “once in a blue moon” or “lightning never strikes the same spot twice” or “once in a lifetime.” 

Our daughter Alex had a rare cancer with neuroblastoma — not one in a million — but pretty rare. And she was a young trailblazer, who at the age of 4, ignited a movement to cure childhood cancer with lemonade stands. As her mother, I know that knowing Alex was a once... Read More

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