The Childhood Cancer Blog

The Childhood Cancer Blog

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April 24, 2020

One added benefit of more time at home is more time to cook! And while our pantries might not be entirely stocked and some ingredients remain elusive, creativity and cooking go hand-in-hand. 

Here are some feel-good food stories from our #MakeAlexsLemonade campaign:

1.    Macarons in the Afternoon  When life gives you lemons, make macarons! Nicole Macaron founder Nicole Edelstein fused her love of baking with her love of philanthropy. Nicole hosted a live macaron class to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) with delicious results. ... Read More

April 22, 2020
how to protect children with cancer graphic

As the world locks down during the global COVID-19 pandemic, childhood cancer families are faced with a double dose of uncertainty: their children are battling cancer and consequently have a greater risk of infection because their cancer treatments may weaken their immune system.

Intensive therapies used to treat many childhood cancers suppress the immune system. For example, chemotherapy kills rapidly dividing cells, such as cancer cells, but along the way it also kills normal cells too, including those of the bone marrow. Bone... Read More

April 22, 2020
Chefs at The Great Chefs Event Philadelphia

At this uncertain time in our lives, it’s more important than ever to look out for each other. The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have left many of us separated from our larger social circles. For Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s (ALSF) Great Chefs, this is no exception. 

Chefs from all over the country have generously contributed their culinary skills to the ALSF Great Chefs events series, helping to raise millions of dollars for childhood cancer research. Now, many chefs are separated from their restaurants and their culinary team. 

If you ask any one of them what can... Read More