The Childhood Cancer Blog

The Childhood Cancer Blog

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from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation!

Today my daughter, Alex, would have been turning 26 years old. 

If she were here with us, we would probably be celebrating her special day as a family. Our tradition for years has been a dinner of the birthday person’s choice, followed by cake and presents. As our family has grown older, our birthdays have become more understated, as chances to reflect on life and the joy that our loved ones bring to us. During dinner we go around the table, each of us sharing with the birthday person what we love about them. It can be a little awkward and even funny at times, but it is always... Read More

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a wonderful opportunity for everyone, everywhere to reflect on Dr. King’s wisdom and to find ways to serve their communities. 

Last year, a Lemon Club at Camden Catholic High School in New Jersey installed an interactive mural at their school to inspire the school community to be the “I” in “Kind.” Lemon Clubs are student-led organizations at high schools and colleges that raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research. 

At Camden Catholic, members of the school community were encouraged to share their favorite Dr. King quote as... Read More

The holiday season puts all of us in a giving mood — and the end of the calendar year is also a deadline for charitable donations for the current tax year.  

For children facing cancer, the need for more research, safer treatments, family support services and cures is ever present. By making a gift by December 31, 2021, you can help sustain research and support into 2022.   

Here are six things to know about end of year charitable contributions: 

1. Donate by December 31. All charitable contributions must... Read More