Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Blog

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September 10, 2010

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. If you’re wondering how you can help, we are making it easy. Throughout the 30 days of September, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is sharing 30 ways to show your support in the battle against childhood cancer. We are nearly halfway into the month – have you shown your support yet?

If you haven’t already, join our Facebook fan page and follow us on twitter. Each day we’ll tell you what you can do to continue Alex’s inspiring legacy, and make a difference in the lives of all children and their families battling childhood cancer.

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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
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