The Childhood Cancer Blog

The Childhood Cancer Blog

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from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation!

August 1, 2020
Alex at her first lemonade stand

Today is the rare collision of the day our daughter Alex passed away at the age of 8 and the start of Lemonade Days.

There are dozens of sayings related to rare occurrences — catchphrases like “one in a million” or “once in a blue moon” or “lightning never strikes the same spot twice” or “once in a lifetime.” 

Our daughter Alex had a rare cancer with neuroblastoma — not one in a million — but pretty rare. And she was a young trailblazer, who at the age of 4, ignited a movement to cure childhood cancer with lemonade stands. As her mother, I know that knowing Alex was a once... Read More

July 31, 2020
host a drive-by lemonade stand

Hosting a lemonade stand on a hot summer day is not only a great tradition, it is also a great way to help kids with cancer. Alex Scott, who founded Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, hosted her very first lemonade stand in her front yard. This stand led to more stands for Alex and inspired supporters of all ages to host stands too!

Those lemonade stands have helped raise more than $200 million for childhood cancer research, bringing together countless individuals, families and businesses to celebrate hope and possibility.

This year, things are different, but one thing is... Read More

July 31, 2020
  • Small Volunteers Make Big Impacts (2015)
    Small Volunteers Make Big Impacts (2015)
  •  Special Guests Make Everything Sweet (2010)
     Special Guests Make Everything Sweet (2010)
  • Alex’s Original Dancing Crowd (2019)
    Alex’s Original Dancing Crowd (2019)
  •  The Year to Remember (2004)
     The Year to Remember (2004)

This year, we celebrate 20 Years of Alex's lemonade stands and her mission to end childhood cancer, one cup at a time. Tomorrow, we kick off Lemonade Days, our annual week of lemonade stands. Typically, we would have celebrated Lemonade Days with Alex’s "Original" Lemonade Stand, held at her former elementary school. But this year, well, everything has a changed. 

Well, almost everything. We... Read More