The Childhood Cancer Blog

The Childhood Cancer Blog

Welcome to The Childhood Cancer Blog
from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation!

August 28, 2020
  • The girl with almost every princess dress: Alison
    The girl with almost every princess dress: Alison
  • The boy with an amazing outlook: Frankie
    The boy with an amazing outlook: Frankie
  • The girl who has us: Ellie
    The girl who has us: Ellie

In just a few days, it will be September. September is the start of a new school year, a new season, and it is also Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. 

Every day, 43 children are diagnosed. Every day, children who should be soaking up the last days of summer at the pool or trying on new sneakers for back-to-school, are forced to undergo painful treatments. 

These kids are much more than their cancer. They dream of big futures as astronauts and veterinarians. They make new friends at their cancer clinics and play with Legos while they wait for appointments. They get back to... Read More

August 21, 2020
a stand for hope telethon

Childhood cancer does not take a break because of COVID-19 and neither does Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Children need our help more than ever. 

This year the 14th Annual Alex Scott: A Stand for Hope Telethon hosted by CBS 3 is going virtual. This yearly tradition brings together inspirational stories from childhood cancer families, supporters and the amazing team at CBS 3 Philly.  It is an incredible day of feel-good stories — that always leaves everyone inspired to make a difference for kids with cancer. 

The... Read More

August 20, 2020
lemonade stand

Happy National Lemonade Day everyone! My name is Steven Jonas and I am an Assistant Professor and Pediatric oncologist at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and a proud Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) Young Investigator Awardee. I guide patient care as a clinician and I also study cancer as a researcher. 

Something we can all agree on is that 2020 has been a pretty crazy year where we’ve all faced new challenges and learned a lot about ourselves as we each find creative ways to turn life’s lemons into lemonade. With everything that has been going on lately, one thing that is... Read More