Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Blog

Welcome to the official blog of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation!

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
August 13, 2010
Hi, my name is Anja Hollander; I work for CSM Bakery Products, a bakery supply company. As part of my job I often have the opportunity to work with large grocery stores, like Giant Eagle. For the second year in a row, Giant Eagle took part in a special fundraising promotion for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. All the bakeries under the Giant Eagle umbrella featured three lemon products that when purchased would raise funds and awareness for the cause. Among the yummy products – lemon cupcakes (a new item for Giant Eagle made especially for Alex’s Lemonade Stand), Lemon Meringue Pie &... Read More