Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Blog

Welcome to the official blog of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation!

January 30, 2020

We are already going full swing into 2020—a new decade for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) and one that will be full of more childhood cancer breakthroughs. In 20 years, ALSF has grown from a front yard lemonade stand, started by founder Alex Scott, to a global movement to cure childhood cancer. 

Just like Alex Scott believed at her first lemonade stand, ALSF still believes that we will cure childhood cancer! Here are five standout highlights from 2019:

1. One Thousand Projects In 2019, ALSF funded more than... Read More

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