Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Blog

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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

January 8, 2019
  • Alex, pictured above with his family, never lived life as sick kid. He always reminded his friends that life was supposed to be fun and adventurous and they should be ever appreciative of others (especially their moms).
  • Alex, pictured above with a family friend, loved to fly. His love of flight gave the cell line he left behind their name: Fly623.
  • At the Childhood Cancer Cell Repository, cell lines are stored in cryogenic freezers, like those pictured above, that can reach ultra low temperatures. The freezers are monitored around the clock.

Down in Lubbock, Texas, researcher Dr. Patrick Reynolds is working to grow cancer cell lines in order to eventually cure childhood cancer. Funded in part by Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, Dr. Reynolds leads the Childhood Cancer Cell Repository, a bank of about 450 cancer cell lines and 75 genomic models. As researchers focus on targeted therapies for children, cell lines and genomic models offer invaluable clues. To date,... Read More

December 17, 2018

by Trish Adkins

For Eden, the trouble began when she was 10 years old. The trouble had a name: pain. It seemed normal at first—maybe a side effect from dancing or growing. But then it never went away and then, suddenly, Eden could not dance anymore.

“I knew in my heart it was more than growing pains,” said Eden’s mom, Shannon. 

A MRI revealed the source of the pain: a tumor on her leg. And not just any tumor, it was a tumor so rare that it had never been seen before. They nicknamed it Eden’s Tumor. Eden’s doctor,... Read More