Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Blog

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December 4, 2019
  Here's how you can help fight childhood cancer every day

Six year old Izzy Rita crossed the finish line in October at the ALSF End Chidlhood Cancer Walk/Run. 

Two weeks after Izzy celebrated her first birthday, her parents noticed unusual stiffness in her neck. 

They never imagined the cause would be a spinal cord tumor called ganglioglioma.

Surgery, chemotherapy and rehabilitative therapies followed. The tumor and surgery left Izzy without the ability to walk on her own. Then, when Izzy was 2 years old, she participated in the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s Lemon Run for the first time. She crossed the finish line of the 5K, with her dad and hundreds of cheering fans. ... Read More

November 25, 2019
At Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), Giving Tuesday is a day for everyone to make a difference for kids fighting cancer.  Your gift will fund researchers looking for safer treatments and cures, and provide travel expense coverage to families as they journey to potentially life-saving treatments. You can also support siblings with comfort and care as they experience childhood cancer on the sidelines.

While Black Friday and Cyber Monday officially kick off the holiday shopping season, Giving Tuesday (held on the first Tuesday following Thanksgiving) kicks off the holiday giving season. 

First celebrated in 2012, Giving Tuesday began as a social media hashtag (#GivingTuesday) and has since grown into a global movement to celebrate the power of giving back and funding the charities that depend on the support of every-day citizens to do good work in their communities. 

At Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF),... Read More

November 24, 2019
Helping a family after a childhood cancer diagnosis can seem daunting.  Here are 5 ways you can help. 

The day that Matteo was diagnosed with a rare kidney cancer was an ordinary day. His father, Alfred, left for work knowing that Kimberly, Matteo’s mother, was taking Matteo to the pediatrician for what seemed to be a typical GI issue.  It was, by all accounts, a regular day in the life of a family with a toddler.

A few hours later, Alfred got Kimberly’s call to come to the ER because Matteo had a mass on his kidney. 

An ordinary day became diagnosis day. 

On that day, Kimberly and Alfred had endless... Read More