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August 1, 2019
  •  “I can still see her face in my mind, and her different expressions of happiness, sadness, or resting,” said Liz Scott, of her daughter Alexandra ”Alex”  Scott, the founder of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
    “I can still see her face in my mind, and her different expressions of happiness, sadness, or resting,” said Liz Scott, of her daughter Alexandra ”Alex” Scott, the founder of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
  • “When she wanted something badly, boy did she make it her focus to get it,” said Liz.
    “When she wanted something badly, boy did she make it her focus to get it,” said Liz.
  • Alex was just 4 years old when she hosted her first lemonade stand that was the seed that grew into ALSF.
    Alex was just 4 years old when she hosted her first lemonade stand that was the seed that grew into ALSF.
  • “Her fight and grit got her through seven and a half years of treatment,” said Liz.
    “Her fight and grit got her through seven and a half years of treatment,” said Liz.
  • “I remember the big things that made Alex, Alex, like her sense of humor, and how her smile could light up a room,” said Liz.
    “I remember the big things that made Alex, Alex, like her sense of humor, and how her smile could light up a room,” said Liz.

Fifteen years ago today, my daughter Alexandra “Alex” Scott took her last few breaths after a seven and a half year battle with childhood cancer. She was 8 years old.  

Every day, I go into work at Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation—the organization that both bears her name and carries on her legacy of raising awareness and funds for childhood cancer research. Alex was just 4 years old when she hosted her first lemonade stand to help doctors find the medicines to make other children battling cancer feel better. (Lesson 1: Kids are smart and full of goodness.)  

My daughter’s... Read More

July 31, 2019
Malina was just a toddler when she was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma. Pictured above, Malina with her oncologist, Dr. Glenson Samuel. While in treatment, Malina participated in a research study that required her to donate blood at each check-up.  

Malina was just a toddler when she was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma. Pictured above, Malina with her oncologist, Dr. Glenson Samuel. While in treatment, Malina participated in a research study that required her to donate blood at each check-up.  

Malina was a typical toddler—playing, walking and exploring—but then she gradually stopped walking. After repeated doctor and ER visits, tests revealed the source of Malina’s immobility:

Ewing sarcoma. 

Malina had a tumor in her spine, pressing down on vital nerves causing her to be unable to walk. Malina endured surgery to remove the tumor as well as chemotherapy and radiation. 

While in treatment, Malina participated in a research study that required her to donate blood at each check-up. Her doctor and ALSF funded-researcher Dr. Glenson Samuel, used her blood... Read More

July 23, 2019
  • Southwest Elementary in Clemmons, North Carolina has been hosting lemonade stands since 2012. They have raised over $43,000.
    Southwest Elementary in Clemmons, North Carolina has been hosting lemonade stands since 2012. They have raised over $43,000.
  • For the past three years, the summer math camp at Wyoming Seminary Lower School has incorporated a lemonade stand into their math lessons. The camp finishes the week with a lemonade stand and has raised over $1,300 so far.
    For the past three years, the summer math camp at Wyoming Seminary Lower School has incorporated a lemonade stand into their math lessons. The camp finishes the week with a lemonade stand and has raised over $1,300 so far.

Calling all teachers! The new school year is right around the corner! 

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) programs are a great way to teach students about how they can make a difference in the fight against childhood cancer while also enhancing lesson plans and curriculum development. 

As you plan the year, consider these six community service classroom activities that are easy to integrate into your lesson plans. You can pick one activity or combine a few to create a unique and meaningful experience at your school:

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