The Childhood Cancer Blog

The Childhood Cancer Blog

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

September 4, 2021
  • Even after a B-cell ALL diagnosis at 2 years old, Benjamin is a joyful little boy. 
    Even after a B-cell ALL diagnosis at 2 years old, Benjamin is a joyful little boy. 
  • Sophia may be the youngest of three, but she is also the strongest.
    Sophia may be the youngest of three, but she is also the strongest.
  • At 10 years old, Emerson is a fantastic girl who loves all things unicorns and rainbows.
    At 10 years old, Emerson is a fantastic girl who loves all things unicorns and rainbows.
  • Omari might seem shy upon first impression, but the energy this teen brings to the football field gives him an unstoppable edge
    Omari might seem shy upon first impression, but the energy this teen brings to the football field gives him an unstoppable edge

Kids come in all shapes and sizes, and so do their cancers. There are dozens of pediatric cancers, but leukemia account for nearly 28% of all childhood cancer diagnoses. Leukemia is a cancer of the white blood cells – which are crucial to fighting off infections – and one of the most prevalent forms is acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). 

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, but it is also Leukemia Awareness Month. Here are four leukemia heroes who would agree that all kids are worth fighting for:

1.    ... Read More

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

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