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May 31, 2019
  • Maddie Davis, pictured above, has been battling pediatric ependymoma for over 5 years.
    Maddie Davis, pictured above, has been battling pediatric ependymoma for over 5 years.

Brain tumors are the deadliest form of childhood cancer, accounting for 30% of all cancer deaths each year.*  Sometimes just centimeters in size, these tumors present real treatment challenges because of their critical location in the brain. 

Even though the five-year survival rate is 74%**, the reality is that even children who survive 5 years after diagnosis are not necessarily cancer-free, and they may not survive 6 years. 

It sounds bleak—but it is a call to action. At Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation,... Read More

May 28, 2019
  • Learn the story behind the Alex's Lemonade Days and Alex's Original Stand for childhood cancer.
    Back where it all began, ALSF founder Alex Scott.
  • Alex Scott's idea to find cures for childhood cancer with lemonade stands, continues 15 years later.
    Alex Scott's idea to find cures for childhood cancer with lemonade stands, continues 15 years later.

It all started with one front yard lemonade stand. 

ALSF Founder Alex Scott had a big idea: to host lemonade stands to help other kids just like her feel better. When Alex was just 4-years-old, she hosted her first lemonade stand. That first stand kept growing each year and four years later, when Alex was 8-years-old, her lemonade stand raised $1 million for childhood cancer research.

The last stand that Alex would attend was held at her elementary school, Penn Wynne... Read More

May 25, 2019
  • At their very first stand, the Smith Family, had an unexpected turnout!
    At their very first stand, the Smith Family, had an unexpected turnout!
  • Bridget was 3 years old when she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, the same cancer that ALSF founder Alex Scott battled.
    Bridget was 3 years old when she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, the same cancer that ALSF founder Alex Scott battled.
  • Known as the Jersey Shore family who has “the lemonade stand,” the Smith’s first heard Alex’s story while Bridget was being treated for neuroblastoma at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
    The Smith Family, pictured above, has hosted a front yard lemonade stand since 2007.

Known as the Jersey Shore family who has “the lemonade stand,” the Smiths first heard Alex’s story while Bridget was being treated for neuroblastoma at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Bridget was just three years old at diagnosis and endured several years of treatment. Today, Bridget is cancer-free and 15-years-old, a freshman in high school. She is also a nearly lifelong lemonade stand host. Her father, Denis, shares the family’s journey from oncology clinic to their front yard, fighting for cures one cup at at a time. 

It was twelve years ago this past April when my wife,... Read More

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