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August 13, 2019
While working at a juice bar in college, Hailey made fast friends with her co-worker, Dillan. Dillan was a high school student, a vibrant kid who loved life and would often go out with Hailey and other friends after work. A year after the pair became friends, Dillan was diagnosed with leukemia. Five months later, in September, he was gone. This September, in Dillan’s memory, Hailey made the commitment to log 100 miles and raise more than $2,000 as a Gold Medal Miler during The Million Mile.

While working at a juice bar in college, Hailey Ford made fast friends with her co-worker, Dillan. Dillan was a high school student, a vibrant kid who loved life and would often go out with Hailey and other friends after work. A year after the pair became friends,  Dillan was diagnosed with leukemia. Five months later, in September, he was gone. 

This opened Hailey’s eyes to the reality of childhood cancer and motivated her to do something to help.

This September, in Dillan’s memory, Hailey made... Read More

August 1, 2019
  •  “I can still see her face in my mind, and her different expressions of happiness, sadness, or resting,” said Liz Scott, of her daughter Alexandra ”Alex”  Scott, the founder of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
    “I can still see her face in my mind, and her different expressions of happiness, sadness, or resting,” said Liz Scott, of her daughter Alexandra ”Alex” Scott, the founder of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
  • “When she wanted something badly, boy did she make it her focus to get it,” said Liz.
    “When she wanted something badly, boy did she make it her focus to get it,” said Liz.
  • Alex was just 4 years old when she hosted her first lemonade stand that was the seed that grew into ALSF.
    Alex was just 4 years old when she hosted her first lemonade stand that was the seed that grew into ALSF.
  • “Her fight and grit got her through seven and a half years of treatment,” said Liz.
    “Her fight and grit got her through seven and a half years of treatment,” said Liz.
  • “I remember the big things that made Alex, Alex, like her sense of humor, and how her smile could light up a room,” said Liz.
    “I remember the big things that made Alex, Alex, like her sense of humor, and how her smile could light up a room,” said Liz.

Fifteen years ago today, my daughter Alexandra “Alex” Scott took her last few breaths after a seven and a half year battle with childhood cancer. She was 8 years old.  

Every day, I go into work at Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation—the organization that both bears her name and carries on her legacy of raising awareness and funds for childhood cancer research. Alex was just 4 years old when she hosted her first lemonade stand to help doctors find the medicines to make other children battling cancer feel better. (Lesson 1: Kids are smart and full of goodness.)  

My daughter’s... Read More

July 31, 2019
Malina was just a toddler when she was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma. Pictured above, Malina with her oncologist, Dr. Glenson Samuel. While in treatment, Malina participated in a research study that required her to donate blood at each check-up.  

Malina was just a toddler when she was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma. Pictured above, Malina with her oncologist, Dr. Glenson Samuel. While in treatment, Malina participated in a research study that required her to donate blood at each check-up.  

Malina was a typical toddler—playing, walking and exploring—but then she gradually stopped walking. After repeated doctor and ER visits, tests revealed the source of Malina’s immobility:

Ewing sarcoma. 

Malina had a tumor in her spine, pressing down on vital nerves causing her to be unable to walk. Malina endured surgery to remove the tumor as well as chemotherapy and radiation. 

While in treatment, Malina participated in a research study that required her to donate blood at each check-up. Her doctor and ALSF funded-researcher Dr. Glenson Samuel, used her blood... Read More

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