The Childhood Cancer Blog

The Childhood Cancer Blog

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from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation!

September 3, 2021
alsf founder alex scott at her lemonade stand

Alex Scott was just 4 years old and battling neuroblastoma when an experimental treatment, called MIBG, made her feel better. Alex emerged from the hospital certain of two things: the treatment worked and that she wanted to host a lemonade stand. 

Alex’s MRI results proved she was right: she was cancer-free for the first time in three years, except for one spot on her spine. Alex was also determined. She recognized that new treatments could help other kids, too, and wanted to host a lemonade stand and donate her stand’s... Read More

September 1, 2021
  • childhood cancer share ribbon
  • jacob childhood cancer hero

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September is so important.

The statistics are staggering. Each year, an estimated 15,590 children are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. And despite this, less than 4% of the federal government’s total funding for cancer research is dedicated to childhood cancers each year. 

For many of us, the day we become aware of childhood cancer is the day a child we love is diagnosed. While knowing a child battling cancer is heartbreaking, the awareness of the need for more research is empowering. 

During September, follow along on... Read More

August 30, 2021
nick priest alsf supporter

In his final days, Nick Priest's father taught him this lesson:

“Don’t just accept your fate. Decide your fate.”

Little did his dad know that the tenacity he showed would inspire Nick to start devoting his life to others at the age of 4. 

When Nick’s teacher taught their class about Alex Scott, it sparked in him a desire to hold his own lemonade stand in honor of his dad, who was bravely battling cancer. Their first annual stand was a tremendous success, but sadly, Nick’s dad passed away when Nick was only 6.

Still determined to carry on his father’s legacy... Read More