The Childhood Cancer Blog

The Childhood Cancer Blog

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January 14, 2021

Courtney Smith recalls her mom pulling her aside before the opening of her first lemonade stand at the Upper Merion Township Community Summer Concert Series and saying:

“Listen, let’s be really happy if we make $100 tonight.”

Courtney, who was 10 years old at the time, thought $100 would be an amazing amount to raise for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF).

“It was more money than I had ever thought of making in my life,” recalls Courtney, who is now 26 years old.

That night, Courtney and a group of five friends, who were dubbed the King of Prussia... Read More

January 6, 2021
  • From hosting drive-by lemonade stands to participating in virtual runs, supporters found creative, safe ways to support ALSF throughout 2020.
  • This year, ALSF celebrated 20 years since founder Alex Scott's first lemonade stand. Alex, pictured above, started a movement to cure childhood cancer.
  • Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, ALSF has provided grocery support to more than 2,000 families going through childhood cancer treatment totaling over $600,000. Julia Malicki, pictured above with her mother Jessica, had to travel from Wisconsin to New York City for treatment at the height of the pandemic.

2020 was a year like no other -- at Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), we celebrated 20 years since our founder Alex Scott’s first stand, while also navigating how to continue our mission and help kids with cancer during a once-in-a-hundred-years pandemic. From sharing stories from our 20 years of history to going virtual everywhere to continuing to fuel research, ALSF forged ahead on its mission of ensuring children with cancer have access to safer treatments and cures. Childhood cancer doesn’t stop for a pandemic and neither does ALSF. 

Here are five highlights from another... Read More

January 6, 2021

Each year my family goes to the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) Lemon Ball. We go because we want to support ALSF and my sister Lily had an ependymoma, a type of brain tumor, when she was 14 months old. I look forward to going every year because I like dressing up and seeing all the people who are our friends from Alex’s Lemonade. My sister, my brother and I get Shirley Temples, look at the silent auction and eat some of the appetizers. 

Then, we take an... Read More