Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Blog

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January 18, 2020
  • alex scott's birthday celebration
    Alex, center, celebrating her 1st birthday with family.
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    Alex, center, celebrating her 4th birthday.

Today is my daughter Alex's birthday. If Alex were here, we'd be celebrating her 24th birthday. 

I cannot pretend that these 16 years without Alex have not been painful. Every day without our daughter is marked with pain and grief mixed in with normal, joyous and extraordinary moments. Alex's story—her impactful life, her strong spirit, her wisdom and her belief that anyone, even a kid with a front yard lemonade stand, could make an impact in the fight against something as big and scary as childhood cancer—that is a story I am so glad I get to live. 

Alex was always a... Read More

January 17, 2020
  • Alex Scott at her stand
    Alex Scott at her stand

Alex Scott was just 4 years old when she told her parents that she wanted to host a lemonade stand. That initial and extraordinary lemonade stand raised $2,000 and launched a movement to cure childhood cancer.

Like Alex, all kids can make a difference! Get your own family involved in a service project just in time for the National Day of Service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Here are five ideas that help kids learn about community service:

1. Plan A Lemonade Stand

Any time of year is great for hosting a lemonade stand! Kids can host a pop-up lemonade stand on a... Read More

December 31, 2019

Leslie, with her daughter Lakelynn and husband Michael.

My name is Leslie. My daughter Lakelynn is 6 years old. Her smile and wild hair say it all: my girl is full of joy and silliness. Her smile lights up the room and her energy is contagious.   When you look at my daughter, you'd never guess that she misses three days of school every month for childhood cancer treatment.  

Lakelynn was just 3 years old when unexplained pain in her arm led to the diagnosis of a rare sarcoma tumor. The tumor was inoperable. Radiation was too dangerous. There was not a standard chemotherapy... Read More