The Childhood Cancer Blog

The Childhood Cancer Blog

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from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation!

May 14, 2020

We’ve been home for a long time. And while I know my family has definitely spent more time outside than we did pre-pandemic, we are all starting to get a little bored with the same outdoor activities. While we all have to continue to follow the socially distancing guidelines set forth by our state and local governments, there are plenty of creative ways we can stay close to home, maintain safe distances and still get outside! 

With warmer, sunnier days ahead, there is no better time to get moving, get outside and make some lemonade out of this lockdown. Need some inspiration? Here... Read More

May 14, 2020

With every in-person race cancelled, virtual races are quickly becoming the new normal. At Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), we love creating amazing experiences for our supporters. That’s why we are hosting our first-ever Virtual End Childhood Cancer Walk/Run. This 5K race can happen anywhere and at any time on May 23. 

Even though it is virtual, you still have to go the distance! Rob and I are both avid runners. Together, we’ve compiled a few tips to help you get ready for any virtual race:

1.    If your... Read More

May 12, 2020
  • SuperSib Cass Butler made the decision to become a nurse when she was 10 years old.
    SuperSib Cass Butler made the decision to become a nurse when she was 10 years old.
  • Then and Now: Cass was just 10 years old, when her brother Jimmy was diagnosed with leukemia.
    Then and Now: Cass was just 10 years old, when her brother Jimmy was diagnosed with leukemia.

When her brother Jimmy was being treated for leukemia, a nurse showed Cass Butler how a blood transfusion worked and let Cass pretend to be a nurse, too.

In that moment, Cass, who was just 10-years-old, decided she’d become a nurse when she grew up.

Today, that decision has become a reality. Cass is 23 years old and a nurse working with COVID-19 patients in Erie, Pennsylvania. 

Her journey to nursing began with her 7-year-old brother’s routine bloodwork, which revealed he had myelodysplastic syndrome that had evolved into leukemia. Cass spent the night with her... Read More

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