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October 9, 2019
  • Luke aimed to make 20 saves and raise $2,500 during the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series Eastern Regional Finals. In the end, he raised nearly $15,000 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
    Luke aimed to make 20 saves and raise $2,500 during the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series Eastern Regional Finals. In the end, he raised nearly $15,000 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
  • Luke (in red above) is 6’4” tall. “Luke’s a big athlete,” said his dad Eric, “But we are most proud of his big heart.”
    Luke (in red above) is 6’4” tall. “Luke’s a big athlete,” said his dad Eric, “But we are most proud of his big heart.”

High school junior Luke Snyder is not unfamiliar with making saves. 

During a typical soccer game, the 16-year-old goalie relentlessly protects his team’s goal. As a result, Luke’s Mechanicsburg, PA-based soccer club team, the HMMS Eagle FC ’03 is ranked 8th in the country. 

But this past summer, Luke did more than make saves on the soccer field. Luke decided to help make some saves for children with cancer. 

Luke was looking for an opportunity to give back to the community. His dad, Eric Snyder, happened to meet an Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) board... Read More

September 24, 2019
World Cancer Research Day, held on September 24, shines a light on the importance of cancer research.

The global burden of childhood cancer is staggering. 

Every year, an estimated 300,000+ new cases of cancer affect children under the age of 20 worldwide. However, this number is most likely underreported due to childhood cancer cases that go undiagnosed and a lack of comprehensive childhood cancer registries. 

After diagnosis, children everywhere face an uncertain future. In high-income countries, approximately 80-percent of children diagnosed with cancer will survive more than 5... Read More

September 19, 2019
  • “Never in a million years did I think my kid would have cancer," said Kim, whose son Matteo was diagnosed at 6 months old with kidney cancer.
    “Never in a million years did I think my kid would have cancer," said Kim, whose son Matteo was diagnosed at 6 months old with kidney cancer.
  • “Having a child with cancer changes you. You breathe deeper, love harder, forgive more. Is it hard? Absolutely. By far it’s the hardest thing I have ever faced as a parent,” said Tina, mom to Kensley, who was diagnosed with leukemia in May 2019.
    “Having a child with cancer changes you. You breathe deeper, love harder, forgive more. Is it hard? Absolutely. By far it’s the hardest thing I have ever faced as a parent,” said Tina, mom to Kensley, who was diagnosed with leukemia in May 2019.
  • “I believe research saves lives and I do not want to see any more children die from cancer,” said Angie. Angie’s daughter, Sara, died when she was 18 years old from relapsed germinoma.
    “I believe research saves lives and I do not want to see any more children die from cancer,” said Angie. Angie’s daughter, Sara, died when she was 18 years old from relapsed germinoma.

The night before 6-month old Matteo was diagnosed with a rare pediatric kidney cancer, his mom, Kim stayed up late baking cookies for an upcoming lemonade stand at Power Home Remodeling to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

“Never in a million years did I think my kid would have cancer. We knew about childhood cancer. We were aware. But we did not think it would be us,” said Kim.

Everyday, 43 children are diagnosed with childhood cancer. A childhood cancer diagnosis brings with it... Read More

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