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May 25, 2019
  • At their very first stand, the Smith Family, had an unexpected turnout!
    At their very first stand, the Smith Family, had an unexpected turnout!
  • Bridget was 3 years old when she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, the same cancer that ALSF founder Alex Scott battled.
    Bridget was 3 years old when she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, the same cancer that ALSF founder Alex Scott battled.
  • Known as the Jersey Shore family who has “the lemonade stand,” the Smith’s first heard Alex’s story while Bridget was being treated for neuroblastoma at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
    The Smith Family, pictured above, has hosted a front yard lemonade stand since 2007.

Known as the Jersey Shore family who has “the lemonade stand,” the Smiths first heard Alex’s story while Bridget was being treated for neuroblastoma at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Bridget was just three years old at diagnosis and endured several years of treatment. Today, Bridget is cancer-free and 15 years old, a freshman in high school. She is also a nearly lifelong lemonade stand host. Her father, Denis, shares the family’s journey from oncology clinic to their front yard, fighting for cures one cup at at a time. 

It was twelve years ago this past April when my wife,... Read More

May 23, 2019
  • Local nurses and stand hosts Shanna and Tiffany built their sturdy lemonade stand out of recycled wooden pallets in Belton, MO.
    Local nurses and stand hosts Shanna and Tiffany built their sturdy lemonade stand out of recycled wooden pallets in Belton, MO.
  • A little color goes a long way. Many stand hosts, including these students from Welsh Valley Middle School, painted over pallets to stand out.
    A little color goes a long way. Many stand hosts, including these students from Welsh Valley Middle School, painted over pallets to stand out.
  • Alex Scott and all kids with cancer are our heroes bravely fighting disease. This stand in Overland Park, KS paid homage to their bravery in a big way.
    Alex Scott and all kids with cancer are our heroes bravely fighting disease. This stand in Overland Park, KS paid homage to their bravery in a big way.
  • The Lemon Club at Ruskin High School in Kansas City, MO gave their DIY lemonade stand a personal flair with hand painted lemons.
    The Lemon Club at Ruskin High School in Kansas City, MO gave their DIY lemonade stand a personal flair with hand painted lemons.
  • If variety is the spice of life, the Wamsley family had the tastiest lemonade stand in Riverside, CA, offering supporters their choice of lemonade flavors and other treats.
    If variety is the spice of life, the Wamsley family had the tastiest lemonade stand in Riverside, CA, offering supporters their choice of lemonade flavors and other treats.

Every summer, fresh lemonade stands pop up all across the country, each more unique than the last. At Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), we always look forward to seeing the kind of DIY lemonade stands supporters make. 

Need some fun, new lemonade stand ideas you can DIY? Get inspired and give your stand a little twist of creativity this year with some of these clever ideas!

1. Recycle and Reuse

Build your stand out of recycled wooden pallets; a smart option that... Read More

May 10, 2019

When my daughter Alex was first diagnosed with neuroblastoma, my gut instinct was to avoid other “cancer moms.” 

I did not want to be a part of their group and hear about what was happening with them. Not only was I absolutely devastated to be a “cancer mom,” I was hopeful I would not be one for long and that Alex would be cured. I dreaded getting entangled in other children’s battles. 

There was no way I... Read More

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