Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Blog

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

August 14, 2018
  • Meg’s ultimate goal is to be a pediatric oncologist; but for now, she is running the distance to help kids like her sister fight cancer. 
  • Like ALSF founder Alex Scott, Meg and her sister Morgan started their fundraising efforts with a lemonade stand. 
  • Meg Schwehm and her family have been participating in The Million Mile since the beginning. 

by Liz Schwehm, hero mom

I love to tell the story about how we became involved in Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) because it is exactly what inspires our entire family to remain committed and stay involved.   My youngest child, Morgan, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2013. Morgan had been having stomach pain and stopped eating. It was not unusual for her to stop eating, but eventually, her pain became so bad that she would not play. We took Morgan to three pediatricians in one week and finally convinced one to order a... Read More

August 8, 2018
  •  Allie Neenan and Usman Hyder, the first two presidents of the UT Dallas Lemon Club.
  • The Lemon Club is a student-led club that functions under the direction of ALSF to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research. ALSF’s Lemon Clubs plan and execute on and off campus fundraisers for the duration of their school year. Lemon Club chapters are encouraged to host a variety of awareness and fundraising events to help spread the mission of ALSF and to meet their fundraising goals.
  • Allie Neenan served as President of the UT Dallas Lemon Club for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years. She will go on to earn her PhD in Clinical Psychology and hopes to pursue a career in pediatric psychosocial oncology. She met Foundation Co-Executive Director Jay Scott (pictured) at the Lemon Climb Houston in March 2018. 
  • Two of UTD Lemon Club's leaders at this year's Talent Show fundraiser, along with Hero Isabella Day and SuperSibs Anna and Jaclyn (Anna is also an ALSF ambassador).
  • Volunteers at a recent lemonade stand hosted by the UT Dallas Lemon Club.
  • All the runners from this year's Million Mile fun run hosted by the UT Dallas Lemon Club.
  • The UT Dallas Lemon Club keeps this sign at all their lemonade stands to educate as many people as possible.

by Allie Neenan, founding co-President of the Dallas Lemon Club at the University of Texas    

For the past three years, I have been a leader of the Dallas Lemon Club at the University of Texas (UT). We are a group of students from varied backgrounds with a common goal: curing childhood cancer. I learned about the club from its founder, my classmate and dear friend, Usman. I never heard of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation before meeting Usman, but his passion for this cause was contagious. Alex's legacy has that effect on people.

When the... Read More

August 1, 2018
  • “It's simple, you see for this whole thing isn't about me. As long as kids are sick, I'll do what I can to help raise money through my lemonade stand.” - Alexandra “Alex” Scott (January 18, 1996 – August 1, 2004)
  • “Alex showed us that a life lived with gratitude allows you to overcome challenges – that you can truly make lemonade from lemons!” - Liz Scott, Alex’s Mom
  • “I could remember you as a lot of things: the lemonade girl, a childhood cancer victim, my close friend, my little sister. But none of them do you justice; you would not be you if they were not all true. More than anything else, I remember you for what you taught me. You, as a terminally ill child, were still appreciative of the blessings that you had. To me, that describes you better than any label, encapsulates your image better than any picture--it reminds me that even though you were never old in age, in some ways, you were old in wisdom. For the lessons that you taught me, I will always remember you and I will always be grateful.” - Patrick Scott, Alex’s Brother

I can’t believe it’s been 14 years since I had the pleasure of hearing my daughter Alex’s voice, seeing her smile, and just sitting alongside her. A lot has happened since then!  

When I first lost Alex, I could not imagine my life without her. Of course my three sons kept me going and gave me a reason to smile and keep moving forward. But looking back on it, I realize that even in her absence, Alex also gave me a reason to smile and keep moving forward. She left work to be done to reach her dream of a cure for all children with cancer. She also left a lifetime of lessons about... Read More