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February 4, 2019
  •  Every day of every month of every year, hundreds of new kids are affected by cancer worldwide. Please help spread awareness about the fight for cures today. Until there are cures for all children, more work must be done
    Every day of every month of every year, hundreds of new kids are affected by cancer worldwide. Please help spread awareness about the fight for cures today. Until there are cures for all children, more work must be done.
  • While some types of childhood leukemia have extremely high cure rates in the developed world, countries like Kenya lack the medical infrastructure to make early diagnosis a reality for children who appear symptomatic.
    While some types of childhood leukemia have extremely high cure rates in the developed world, countries like Kenya lack the medical infrastructure to make early diagnosis a reality for children who appear symptomatic.
  • Researchers all around the world are working to find cures for childhood cancer. Pictured above, the 90 Crazy 8 Initiative researchers who gathered in Philadelphia in 2018.
    Researchers all around the world are working to find cures for childhood cancer. Pictured above, the 90 Crazy 8 Initiative researchers who gathered in Philadelphia in 2018.

Every day, around the world, over 700 children are diagnosed with one of the hundreds of types of childhood cancer—the equivalent of an entire elementary school of children. 

And everyday, researchers, powered by Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) funding are making a difference in the lives of children with cancer by ensuring access to treatment, individualizing safer drugs and pioneering breakthroughs that will lead to cures. From creating opportunities for international collaboration to making the ... Read More

January 30, 2019
  • You can host a lemonade stand anytime or anywhere! Above, ALSF founder Alex Scott hosts one of her early lemonade stands in her front yard.
    You can host a lemonade stand anytime or anywhere! Above, ALSF founder Alex Scott hosts one of her early lemonade stands in her front yard.
  • Winter is a great time to support ALSF! Swap the lemonade for hot chocolate!
    Winter is a great time to support ALSF! Swap the lemonade for hot chocolate!
  • After Mallory lost her sister Kelly to osteosarcoma, she decided to help the fight for cures by becoming a Champion for Kids with Cancer and dedicating her basketball season to ALSF.
    After Mallory lost her sister Kelly to osteosarcoma, she decided to help the fight for cures by becoming a Champion for Kids with Cancer and dedicating her basketball season to ALSF.

When 4-year-old Alex Scott began telling her parents about her wish to hold a lemonade stand, they thought it was cute. It was January and too cold to host a lemonade stand. Liz recalls asking Alex, “What is it you would possibly want to buy?”

Alex did not want a new toy or a treat. Alex wanted other kids with cancer to feel better like she did. When she finally hosted her lemonade stand a few months later, Alex took the first step towards her dream. Alex’s first lemonade stand raised over $2,000!

While we know... Read More

January 18, 2019
  • Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation founder, Alex Scott, on her 8th Birthday. January 18, 2019 marks what would have been Alex's 23rd birthday.
  • Liz and Jay Scott, Alex's parents, sat down to look through pictures of Alex. You can watch the whole story on Facebook.
  • In June 2004, students and staff at Penn Wynne Elementary stood in the formation of Alex's name to welcome her home from the hospital.
  • Alex's first day of Kindergarten; complete with her adorable tights.
  • Alex's 12 month picture, taken a couple months late because of her neuroblastoma diagnosis.
  • Before Alex's diagnosis, Liz says "You could see it, the determination and the knowing look."
  • Alex loved to be silly.
  • Alex's last Halloween, as a garden fairy.
  • In typical Alex fashion she asked for a "surprise" birthday party when she turned 4.
  • Alex spent 30 days in the hospital for a stem cell transplant, beginning just a few days after her 4th birthday.
  • Alex loved her brothers and loved being a little sister to Patrick and a big sister to Joey and Eddie.

by Liz Scott, Alex's Mom 

Earlier this week, we sat in our Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation office to look through photos of Alex that we hadn’t seen in a long time. It was a conscious walk down memory lane—one that took us through Alex’s eight birthday parties and her now-famous-lemonade stands and regular family moments with Alex and her three brothers, Patrick, Eddie and Joey. 

Taking this stroll down memory lane is overwhelming. It’s not that we don’t want to remember everything about Alex; it is just when we do, this act of having to remember is bittersweet.

We... Read More

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