The Childhood Cancer Blog

The Childhood Cancer Blog

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from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation!

June 12, 2020
  • alex painting stand
    Alex painting her stand in 2004.
  • alex and mom, liz
    Liz and Alex at Alex's Original in 2004.
  • community at alex's "original"
    Since the beginning, the community always came out for Alex.
  • alex and father jay
    Alex with her Dad, Jay.
  • alex at stand
    No one knew that Alex's first stand would kick off a movement to cure childhood cancer.

This weekend, we should have been holding our stand in Alex's memory in our neighborhood. 

For 20 years, this has been our annual family tradition. Of course, the first year, in 2000, we did not know it would be our annual tradition, or that her little front yard stand would become her legacy -- one that has raised more than $200 million to find a cure for other kids with cancer. 

There was so much we did not know then: like how many more years Alex would fight; that her treatment would take our family to Philadelphia where we would raise our kids; that her story would... Read More

June 5, 2020
  • Lakelynn was 3 years old when she was diagnosed with a rare sarcoma. Now, Lakelynn is 6 years old and her tumor is stable.
    Lakelynn was 3 years old when she was diagnosed with a rare sarcoma. Now, Lakelynn is 6 years old and her tumor is stable.
  • Edie was just 6 months old when she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. Today, Edie is celebrating her 11th birthday, cancer-free.
    Edie was just 6 months old when she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. Today, Edie is celebrating her 11th birthday, cancer-free.
  • Zach was 5 years old when he battled a rare form of anaplastic large cell lymphoma. Zach is now 15 years old and cancer-free.
    Zach was 5 years old when he battled a rare form of anaplastic large cell lymphoma. Zach is now 15 years old and cancer-free.
  • Taylor was 11 years old when osteosarcoma entered her life. Today, Taylor is 25 years old, cancer-free and celebrating her 1st year of marriage
    Taylor was 11 years old when osteosarcoma entered her life. Today, Taylor is 25 years old, cancer-free and celebrating her 1st year of marriage
  • Eden was 10 years old when doctors discovered a cancer so rare it had no name. Today, Eden is 15 years old and that rare cancer is gone.
    Eden was 10 years old when doctors discovered a cancer so rare it had no name. Today, Eden is 15 years old and that rare cancer is gone.

When Lakelynn was first diagnosed with a rare tumor, her family was given no options for treatment. Then genomic testing revealed that Lakelynn’s tumor harbored an NTRK gene fusion. Within 48 hours of learning more about Lakelynn’s diagnosis, the family headed to Boston to see Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF)-funded researcher Dr. Steven Dubois.

Dr. Dubois was leading a trial for a drug called larotrectinib, which showed promise for kids like Lakelynn, who were battling cancer with the NTRK fusion. The trial worked. Lakelynn’s tumor shrunk and remains stable. Now, Lakelynn... Read More

June 5, 2020

The team at Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation continues to reflect upon our founder’s story of determination, as well as her legacy that lives on through our supporters everywhere. 

As our founder, Alex Scott, battled her own cancer, her drive to help others pushed her to raise $1 million for kids with cancer by the time she died at age 8. Her belief that you can always do better never wavered even in the harshest of circumstances.

Alex believed that everyone could join together to help change the world. And we still do, too.

For this Feel-Good Friday, we rounded up... Read More

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