Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Blog

Welcome to the official blog of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation!

December 31, 2019

Leslie, with her daughter Lakelynn and husband Michael.

My name is Leslie. My daughter Lakelynn is 6 years old. Her smile and wild hair say it all: my girl is full of joy and silliness. Her smile lights up the room and her energy is contagious.   When you look at my daughter, you'd never guess that she misses three days of school every month for childhood cancer treatment.  

Lakelynn was just 3 years old when unexplained pain in her arm led to the diagnosis of a rare sarcoma tumor. The tumor was inoperable. Radiation was too dangerous. There was not a standard chemotherapy... Read More

December 30, 2019

Lakelynn with her doctor, Steven Dubois, MD. Dr. Dubois is leading a clinical trial for children with NTRK fusion positive cancer.

When 6-year-old Lakelynn was diagnosed with a rare sarcoma wrapped around the nerves in her arm, doctors told her mom, Leslie, that there was nothing they could do. The tumor’s location made surgery impossible and radiation dangerous.

For a short time, there was no hope. But then genetic testing revealed that Lakelynn's tumor harbored the NTRK gene fusion. 

A doctor who was reviewing Lakelynn’s case... Read More

December 12, 2019

’Tis the season for holiday shopping! We’ve got something for everyone on your list. When you shop with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) or one of our partners, your gifts help fund childhood cancer research and raise invaluable awareness of the need for cures!

From jewelry to gifts for party hosts to cozy socks, we’ve got something that will make everyone on your list happy. (And trust us, this stuff is so great, you’ll want to toss in a few gifts for yourself too!)  

1. Because Jewelry is Always a Good... Read More