Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Blog

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

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

December 4, 2019
  Here's how you can help fight childhood cancer every day

Six year old Izzy Rita crossed the finish line in October at the ALSF End Chidlhood Cancer Walk/Run. 

Two weeks after Izzy celebrated her first birthday, her parents noticed unusual stiffness in her neck. 

They never imagined the cause would be a spinal cord tumor called ganglioglioma.

Surgery, chemotherapy and rehabilitative therapies followed. The tumor and surgery left Izzy without the ability to walk on her own. Then, when Izzy was 2 years old, she participated in the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s Lemon Run for the first time. She crossed the finish line of the 5K, with her dad and hundreds of cheering fans. ... Read More