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March 7, 2019
  • At the end of March, ALSF will host the second-annual Lemon Climb Houston, an inspirational stair climb where participants are challenged to walk, run or race up 75 flights of stairs to the top of the tallest building in Texas, the 600 Travis building and fundraise to help kids fight cancer. 
    At the end of March, ALSF will host the second annual Lemon Climb Houston, an inspirational stair climb where participants are challenged to walk, run or race up 75 flights of stairs to the top of the tallest building in Texas, the 600 Travis building and fundraise to help kids fight cancer. 
  • Sullivan, pictured above, was diagnosed with medulloblastoma when he was 10 years old. His parents are dedicated to finding cures. “With access to the right funds and having people support organizations like ALSF, 20 years from now, it will be a different ballgame.” Dan Butler, Sullivan’s dad.
    Sullivan, pictured above, was diagnosed with medulloblastoma when he was 10 years old. His parents are dedicated to finding cures. “With access to the right funds and having people support organizations like ALSF, 20 years from now, it will be a different ballgame.” - Dan Butler, Sullivan’s dad.
  • Clinical trials give kids battling cancer options and hope for cures. Eden, pictured above, was diagnosed with a rare tumor that had never been seen before. A trial led by ALSF-funded researcher Dr. Jennifer Foster at Baylor College of Medicine has given Eden more hope and more time.
    Clinical trials give kids battling cancer options and hope for cures. Eden, pictured above, was diagnosed with a rare tumor that had never been seen before. A trial led by ALSF-funded researcher Dr. Jennifer Foster at Baylor College of Medicine has given Eden more hope and more time.
  • If you are in the Houston area, join ALSF for the second annual Lemon Climb Houston on March 30, 2019 and support the fight against childhood cancer! 
    If you are in the Houston area, join ALSF for the second annual Lemon Climb Houston on March 30, 2019 and support the fight against childhood cancer! 

by Trish Adkins

Did you know that Houston is a hub for childhood cancer research? With world-class researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF)-funded research is helping kids fight cancer in Houston and beyond! 

At the end of March, ALSF will host the second annual Lemon Climb Houston, an inspirational stair climb where participants are challenged... Read More

February 13, 2019
  • Our founder, Alex Scott, was fortunate in her life to have her older brother Patrick, and two younger brothers, Eddie and Joey – her 3 SuperSibs. Alex’s brothers remain involved and committed to helping other childhood cancer families.
    Our founder, Alex Scott, was fortunate in her life to have her older brother Patrick, and two younger brothers, Eddie and Joey – her 3 SuperSibs. Alex’s brothers remain involved and committed to helping other childhood cancer families.
  • Five year old Silas is his little brother Toby’s superhero. (In fact, Silas often wears one of his favorite superhero suits under his everyday clothes).
    Five year old Silas is his little brother Toby’s superhero. (In fact, Silas often wears one of his favorite superhero suits under his everyday clothes.) 
  • When a childhood cancer diagnosis enters the picture, healthy siblings are impacted right alongside their brother or sister battling cancer. It is a scary time—but it is also a time when those bonds strengthen and grow. Above, Gabby holds her brother CJ's hand at the hospital following a bone marrow transplant.
    When a childhood cancer diagnosis enters the picture, healthy siblings are impacted right alongside their brother or sister battling cancer. It is a scary time—but it is also a time when those bonds strengthen and grow. Above, Gabby holds her brother CJ's hand at the hospital following a bone marrow transplant.

by Trish Adkins

There is a special bond that siblings have with one another. You love each other. You fight with each other. But no matter what, you are there for each other. 

When a childhood cancer diagnosis enters the picture, healthy siblings are impacted right alongside their brother or sister battling cancer. It is a scary time—but it is also a time when those bonds strengthen and grow. 

Siblings hold hands during treatment. They plan lemonade stands to help other kids just like their brother or sister get better. They do regular things like cuddle for a movie... Read More

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

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