The Childhood Cancer Blog

The Childhood Cancer Blog

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September 11, 2020
the littlefield family

By now, kids everywhere are heading back-to-school. And even though the school year looks a little different with social distancing guidelines and remote learning, it is still an exciting time for kids as they mark a new grade, explore new challenges and make new friends! 

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s hero families — those families who have been directly impacted by childhood cancer — shared some of their first-day pictures with us. Here’s how childhood cancer heroes and SuperSibs are kicking off the 2020-2021 school year, in feel-good style:

1.    Hero Morgan went... Read More

September 11, 2020

Team Lemon runner Maggie Seymour is greeted by the Wakeley family in Pennsylvania. 

In terms of health, I grew up pretty lucky. My siblings and I were all healthy, borderline indestructible at times. We played rough, but I can’t ever remember going to the hospital for stitches or casts. I had terrible personal hygiene – I hated washing my hands and certainly avoided brushing my teeth at all costs – and yet I rarely missed school due to a flu or cough. When we did fall ill, my mother would make us tea and give us that awful tasting cough medicine (no bubble gum flavor for us).  She didn’t seem to fret or worry, she didn’t call the doctor incessantly or fuss over a... Read More

September 4, 2020

In September, people everywhere Go Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. From sharing their stories on social media to joining Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) for The Million Mile and raising funds for research, September is the month when childhood cancer is in the spotlight.

While research and awareness are critical, the stories of real children with cancer are what inspires us to work towards safer treatments and more cures. Kids are more than... Read More