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September 3, 2010
As many of you know, September represents National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. As we commemorate the month, we will remember all the children who have lost their lives to the disease, think about all the children who will face life-long side effects from their treatments, rally behind all the children who are still actively fighting the disease, and continue our work to ensure that future generations will never... Read More
Propelled by Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, Doctor Continues Research Into Causes of Childhood Cancer
August 27, 2010
We received some very exciting news at the tail end of this week. One of our grantees, Dr. Sharon Plon from the Baylor College of Medicine, has been awarded 2 large grants to continue her research into finding causes for childhood cancer. Two different studies have been funded, both involving DNA sequencing to find gene mutations that make families susceptible to pediatric cancer. The grants, which total $3.7 million, come on the heels of funding from ALSF!Plon’s research got started through an Innovation Award from ALSF in 2006. In that initial study, 50 known cancer genes were sequenced in... Read More
August 20, 2010
They have been all the rage this year, and as you may have heard, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation now has our version of the famous fashion accessory sweeping the nation – Lemon Bandz. Lemon Bandz are silicone rubber band bracelets that take the shape of a lemon when removed, and are the hottest trend among kids and teens. What better way to support ALSF than by adding Lemon Bandz to the other fun shapes on your wrist.... Read More