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March 26, 2009
Figure legend: Shown is a chicken egg after using the Egg Topper. The membrane that lies under the shell is where we place fluorescent tumor cells to test their ability to move through blood and lymphatic vessels into the developing chick. Our hope is to find a number of drugs that slow or reverse the process of tumor cells metastasizing from one location to the next.In 2008 we had an idea: we should try to identify... Read More
March 9, 2009
As you may know, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation recently announced our 1 Million Member Mission on our Facebook Cause. While we have seen a great response since that time, we thought offering an incentive wouldn’t hurt! An anonymous donor came forward and offered an Apple iPod touch 8GB for ALSF to award to the top recruiter one month from today (April 6, 2009). In addition to the top recruiter, every person who recruits... Read More
February 26, 2009
Sometimes as parents it is easier to say “no” than to give in to our children’s desires and silly requests. For two years, my husband Peter and I took the easy route and redirected our son’s resilient requests to hold a lemonade stand by telling him it was “too hot out” or “no one would come.” Despite our consistent “today is not a good day” answers, our son P.J. would load up the cooler with pitchers and cups and pretend... Read More