The Childhood Cancer Blog

The Childhood Cancer Blog

Welcome to The Childhood Cancer Blog
from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation!

October 19, 2020
dr. jaclyn taroni

“Data is the lifeblood of science,” says Jaclyn Taroni, PhD, data scientist at the Childhood Cancer Data Lab.

Researchers over the past decade have typically shared their data in a way that is specific to their experiment, meaning they haven’t taken into account how others might use it. Data that makes sense to one researcher, might not make sense to another. As a result, it could take a researcher a few weeks to use another person’s data effectively. 

“Essentially, big data was a strategic opportunity that was not being fully realized in pediatric cancer research,” explained Jaclyn Taroni, PhD, Principal Data Scientist at the Childhood Cancer Data Lab... Read More

October 16, 2020
  • Tony was just 2 years old when he battled neuroblastoma with his infant sister by his side. Now Tony is 16 years old; his sister Samantha is 14 years old. Tony has battled cancer two more times — and Samantha, remains right alongside him for support.
    Tony was just 2 years old when he battled neuroblastoma with his infant sister by his side. Now Tony is 16 years old; his sister Samantha is 14 years old. Tony has battled cancer two more times — and Samantha, remains right alongside him for support.
  • This is ALSF’s Formula for Cures. It starts and ends with the inspiration of supporters, heroes and researchers.
    This is ALSF’s Formula for Cures. It starts and ends with the inspiration of supporters, heroes and researchers.

Starting with her very first lemonade stand, Alexandra “Alex” Scott, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) founder, sparked a movement—a movement not only to help sick kids get better and find cures for childhood cancer; but a movement that would inspire and call on each one of us to work together. 

Over the last 20 years, childhood cancer heroes and their families, donors and volunteers, and of course, researchers have come together for one goal: cures for childhood cancer.

At ALSF, we have learned that curing childhood cancer is not just a product of fundraising or... Read More

October 15, 2020
  • Add Some Royalty to Your Run 
    Add Some Royalty to Your Run 
  • Care Bear Countdown Your Way to the Finish Line
    Care Bear Countdown Your Way to the Finish Line
  •  Power Up as a Pumpkin
     Power Up as a Pumpkin
  • Add Some Kick to Your Kicks 
    Add Some Kick to Your Kicks 
  • Be a Witch (No Broomstick required)
    Be a Witch (No Broomstick required)
  • Turn Lemons into the Running Lemon
    Turn Lemons into the Running Lemon
  •  Top off your Race
     Top off your Race

October is the perfect month for running—in costume! Planning on participating in a Halloween 5K or other race this October, but not sure what to wear? Running in costume is a great way to add some fun to your run, but you need a disguise that won’t crumble under race day pressure. 

We compiled a list of seven creative, safe and fun costumes you can wear while running — sure to help you go the distance, fast! 

Don’t... Read More

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