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September 12, 2019

Every day, everywhere, children are diagnosed with cancer. Right now, children are in hospitals receiving frontline treatment following a diagnosis. Other children are beginning a clinical trial following a relapse. Still others face long-term side effects from their treatment. 

As these children fight for their lives, researchers, families and other supporters are working hard to raise awareness about the need to find safer treatments and more cures. 

Here are the 10 facts you need to know about childhood cancer:

1. In the U.S., 43 children are diagnosed with... Read More

September 12, 2019
When a child is diagnosed with cancer, talking to their siblings and young friends can seem very intimidating. However, educating other children about the diagnosis can help foster a supportive and encouraging environment for the diagnosed child, while also helping friends and siblings who may also be confused and scared.

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, talking to their siblings and young friends can seem very intimidating. However, educating other children about the diagnosis can help foster a supportive and encouraging environment for the diagnosed child, while also helping friends and siblings who may also be confused and scared.

It is essential for children to receive honest, age-appropriate information. Children who are not given the facts will often invent worst-case scenarios. Talking about cancer in a way they understand can decrease the likelihood of misunderstandings.

Here... Read More

August 28, 2019
  • Receive pledges and log your distance onto your fundraising page. Our presenting sponsor, Volvo Car USA, will donate $10 for every team member that signs up through August 31, so register today! Sign up to run, walk or ride for The Million Mile this September.
    Receive pledges and log your distance onto your fundraising page. ALSF presenting sponsor, Volvo Car USA, will donate $10 for every team member that signs up through August 31, so register today!
  • You can rack up the miles this September and together, we can find cures for childhood cancer!
    You can rack up the miles this September and together, we can find cures for childhood cancer!
  • Get your dog in on The Million Mile tracking fun!
    Get your dog in on The Million Mile tracking fun!
  • Lace up those sneakers and get ready to track some miles.
    Lace up those sneakers and get ready to track some miles.

September brings new beginnings to families everywhere. It’s a new school year and sports, dance and other extracurricular activities begin. It’s also Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and around the hallways of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), it is time for The Million Mile, a month-long awareness and fundraising campaign. In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, supporters everywhere join together to track the miles that they walk, run and cycle. 

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