The Childhood Cancer Blog

The Childhood Cancer Blog

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from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation!

May 29, 2020

Last weekend, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation held its first-ever Virtual End Childhood Cancer Run/Walk 5K. More than 2,000 participants in 46 states and five countries came together to go the distance in their neighborhoods, local parks and on their treadmills. The result: ALSF is able to help more than 400 families who are facing a childhood cancer diagnosis during the COVID-19 pandemic by fulfilling immediate needs.

The money you raised has enabled ALSF to provide grocery assistance, extended safe, isolated lodging and facilitating travel through ALSF’s... Read More

May 28, 2020
  • Travis Cook
    Travis Cook was 8 years old when he diagnosed with an inoperable grade II diffuse infiltrating glioma. Travis is 18 years old and will graduate high school in 2020.
  • childhood brain and spinal cord tumor guide
    The Childhood Brain & Spinal Cord Tumor Guide is an invaluable resource for families.

When Beth Cook’s then 8-year-old son Travis was diagnosed with a brain tumor, she did not know what to say.

“I did not know what to tell Travis, but I had to tell him,” recalls Beth. “I told him there was something in his head that didn't belong there, but it was going to be ok because he had the best doctors in the world taking care of him. I didn't know if that was the right thing to say, but it comforted him. I was a lot less confident than I showed.”

The story is similar for most childhood cancer families — the diagnosis is a shock and... Read More

May 22, 2020

As life continues in lockdown, it can be hard to see the lemonade (and to know what day of the week it is). Heading into this Memorial Day weekend, which for so many of us is the official summertime kick-off, can feel a little flat while as regular life pauses. 

We could all use some inspiration to boost our moods and get us moving. 

At Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), our inspiration comes from the heroes — the children who have faced childhood cancer and still, always, find a way to simply be kids. Here’s some Feel-Good Friday inspiration to help take you into the... Read More