June marks the halfway point of the year, and already Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) has been able to fund more than 40 research studies. ALSF funds a comprehensive grants program designed to find improved treatments and cures for children with cancer and new for 2021, we are enthusiastic to have committed $18.5 million to four game... Read More
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from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation!
Kids with cancer need all of us to work together to make a difference! Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) founder, Alex Scott, believed that every donation could add up to cures for kids, and she was right. Every year, volunteer fundraisers raise millions of dollars. From front yard lemonade stands to online fundraisers, the creativity and dedication of supporters makes innovative research possible.
Last weekend, supporters all across the country kicked off Lemonade Days, the ALSF annual week of lemonade stands. Families, friends and... Read More
Seventeen-year-old Tony Salerno has survived cancer three times.
The first time, Tony was just 2 years old and was diagnosed with stage IV high-risk neuroblastoma.
His treatment was intense: biopsies, stem cell extraction, six rounds of inpatient chemotherapy, radiation, and two stem cell transplants. Tony finished treatment and moved onto the follow-up regiment that many childhood cancer survivors endure: regular scans, blood work, EEG’s and EKG’s to monitor his heart function,... Read More