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June 19, 2019
  • Peter Tonzi (far right), with his fellow Team Lemon runners, after the NYC Half Marathon in 2019.
    Peter Tonzi (far right), with his fellow Team Lemon runners, after the NYC Half Marathon in 2019.

Aspiring physician-scientist Peter Tonzi always wanted to make a difference for kids fighting pediatric cancer.

Peter, who is a MD/PhD candidate at the NYU School of Medicine, worked in Dr. Katherine Janeway’s lab for two years supporting pediatric sarcoma research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. That experience led Peter to Team Lemon, the national charity racing team organized by Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF).

“I recognized the organization and knew that my mentor, Dr. Janeway,... Read More

June 18, 2019
  • Every member of your family can get involved with The Million Mile this September.
    Every member of your family can get involved with The Million Mile this September.
  • Wear your favorite Childhood Cancer Awareness t-shirt (available in our gift shop!) and when people comment on your attire, tell them all about your team and your fundraising goals. 
    Wear your favorite Childhood Cancer Awareness t-shirt (available in our gift shop!) and when people comment on your attire, tell them all about your team and your fundraising goals. 

Held each September, The Million Mile is a month-long fundraising challenge to benefit childhood cancer research. Whether you are a casual walker or jogger, an avid cyclist or a marathoner, YOU can make a difference in the lives of children fighting cancer.

This year, you can help raise $1 million and fund thousands of hours of innovative research and give hope to children waiting on cures. One million dollars is a huge goal, but together we can do it! To help you out, we’ve assembled some of our favorite ways to fundraise!

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June 10, 2019
  • When his daughter Kennedy was diagnosed with spinal cord tumors, she was given a five year survival rate of 20-percent. Today, Kennedy is a rising sophomore in college.
    When his daughter Kennedy was diagnosed with spinal cord tumors, she was given a five year survival rate of 20-percent. Today, Kennedy is a rising sophomore in college.
  • Pictured above, Jeff and Kristy Kennedy with Liz and Jay Scott at the 2019 Lemon Ball.
    Pictured above, Jeff and Kristy Snyder with Liz and Jay Scott at the 2019 Lemon Ball.
  • Jeff says he was inspired by Jay Scott's drive to keep his daughter's legacy alive, while helping other children and families.
    Jeff says he was inspired by Jay Scott's drive to keep his daughter's legacy alive, while helping other children and families.

When my daughter Kennedy was born, like all new dads, I vowed to always be there for her and protect her.

But when Kennedy was 2 years old and diagnosed with cancer, I realized that I couldn’t live up to part of that pledge. I couldn’t protect her from this disease. 

It was devastating. 

The first two or three months after diagnosis were extremely difficult. Kennedy was diagnosed with spinal cord tumors, called astrocytoma. Initally, we were told that Kennedy had a 20-percent... Read More

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