The Childhood Cancer Blog

The Childhood Cancer Blog

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from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation!

May 22, 2020

During May, we honor Brain Tumor Awareness Month, to raise awareness of childhood brain tumors and the significant need for more research that will lead to new, safer cures.   Brain and Central Nervous System (CNS) tumors are the leading cause of death for children with cancer in the United States, overtaking childhood leukemia in 2016. While leukemia has seen an increase in survival rates over the last several decades due to improved treatments, brain tumors lag behind with fewer innovative treatments. 

Decades have gone by without changes in treatment plans or outcomes in some... Read More

May 20, 2020

Are you running a 5K this year? It’s easier than you think to turn your race into a virtual fundraiser to help kids with cancer.

Just ask John – a member of Team Lemon, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s (ALSF) charity racing team. John is an elementary school teacher and avid runner who plans to race in the TCS New York City Marathon for ALSF later this year. Knowing kids needed his help now, he decided to hold a motivational race of his own to fundraise for his marathon goal, setting up a virtual 5K that anyone could join... Read More

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