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Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Blog

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

May 23, 2018

by Ruth Ciamarra, hero mom and host of “Anna’s Lemonade Stand”

While my daughter Anna was in treatment for T Cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), we spent days confined to the house. Anna had a weakened immune system and as a result of our medically necessary confinement, she officially missed an entire school year. I was looking for ways to get our family involved in doing something—anything—to help other families avoid... Read More

May 15, 2018

Guest post by Elisa Cobb and Angie Aselin, 2nd Grade Teachers, Spring Texas

Every year, our principal asks our team to come up with a second-grade level philanthropy project. While brainstorming new ideas, one of our team members suggested Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF). The majority of us didn’t know much about it. As educators of 8-year-old children, it didn’t take much research to realize we had chosen our philanthropy—ALSF is all about kids helping other kids! 

We jumped in feet first not knowing what to expect—little did we know our lemonade stand would take... Read More

May 11, 2018

by Trish Adkins, ALSF staff writer and Hero Mom

Mothers of childhood cancer heroes learn how to do all sorts of things they never thought they would have to do: flush ports, sleep in chairs at the hospital, search for clinical trials, manage pain, entertain children in clinic waiting rooms and put on a brave face when their child is diagnosed. 

When my daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumor at 14 months old, I was just figuring out how to be mother. Immediately, everything changed. I learned that nothing was guaranteed, except that my love for my daughter (and later, her... Read More

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