The Childhood Cancer Blog

The Childhood Cancer Blog

Welcome to The Childhood Cancer Blog
from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation!

August 7, 2020
  • Becoming paralyzed might slow down some people, but for Kenny Herriot it was the exact opposite.
    Becoming paralyzed might slow down some people, but for Kenny Herriot it was the exact opposite.
  • While taking a solo 3,400-mile Mississippi river voyage by canoe is extreme by most people’s standards, for Jim it was the ideal way to raise money for childhood cancer research!
    While taking a solo 3,400-mile Mississippi river voyage by canoe is extreme by most people’s standards, for Jim it was the ideal way to raise money for childhood cancer research!
  • What started as two rival schools battling it out for the ultimate trophy, turned into a friendly competition when fighting against a common enemy: childhood cancer.
    What started as two rival schools battling it out for the ultimate trophy, turned into a friendly competition when fighting against a common enemy: childhood cancer.
  • Some Grandmas bake cookies to comfort their grandkids, others, go skydiving.
    Some Grandmas bake cookies to comfort their grandkids, others, go skydiving.
  • There’s no mountain too high to stop the father-son duo of Jeff and Justin Zorn from fighting childhood cancer.
    There’s no mountain too high to stop the father-son duo of Jeff and Justin Zorn from fighting childhood cancer.

After she was given a life-changing treatment at the age of 4, Alex Scott was determined to raise money to give to her doctor so he could help all kids the way he helped her. She wanted to fund better treatments and research projects to find cures for all childhood cancers. 

Alex held her first lemonade stand on July 1, 2000. After that successful stand, Alex set out to raise one million dollars – and she did. Now that’s some extreme support! Twenty years later, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) continues to honor Alex’s memory by funding more breakthrough research for... Read More

August 1, 2020
Alex at her first lemonade stand

Today is the rare collision of the day our daughter Alex passed away at the age of 8 and the start of Lemonade Days.

There are dozens of sayings related to rare occurrences — catchphrases like “one in a million” or “once in a blue moon” or “lightning never strikes the same spot twice” or “once in a lifetime.” 

Our daughter Alex had a rare cancer with neuroblastoma — not one in a million — but pretty rare. And she was a young trailblazer, who at the age of 4, ignited a movement to cure childhood cancer with lemonade stands. As her mother, I know that knowing Alex was a once... Read More

July 31, 2020
host a drive-by lemonade stand

Hosting a lemonade stand on a hot summer day is not only a great tradition, it is also a great way to help kids with cancer. Alex Scott, who founded Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, hosted her very first lemonade stand in her front yard. This stand led to more stands for Alex and inspired supporters of all ages to host stands too!

Those lemonade stands have helped raise more than $200 million for childhood cancer research, bringing together countless individuals, families and businesses to celebrate hope and possibility.

This year, things are different, but one thing is... Read More

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