The Childhood Cancer Blog

The Childhood Cancer Blog

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

This year, more than 400,000 children will be diagnosed with childhood cancer at clinics and hospitals around the world. While overall survival rates have increased, childhood cancer still remains the leading cause of death by disease in the United States. Those children who do survive are twice as likely to suffer long term side effects from harsh, toxic treatments. 

Childhood cancer will happen in 2023, but if we all work together, we can make a difference for kids facing cancer. Alex’s... Read More

My daughter, Alex, would be turning 27 years old today. 

As I reflect on her birthday it's always a time of “what if?” What if she had survived? What would she be like today? So much about her was yet to be known. But I know with certainty the legacy she left and I'm grateful for it. I consider myself very lucky to remember Alex in such a positive and inspiring way through “her lemonade stand,” one cup at a time!

Also wrapped in my memories of Alex is how hard her life was with childhood cancer.  

For Alex, ... Read More

  • Alex Scott at her stand
    Alex Scott at her stand

Alex Scott was just 4 years old when she told her parents that she wanted to host a lemonade stand. That initial and extraordinary lemonade stand raised $2,000 and launched a movement to cure childhood cancer.

Like Alex, all kids can make a difference! Get your own family involved in a service project just in time for the National Day of Service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Here are some ideas that help kids learn about community service:

1. Host A Hot Chocolate Stand

Take advantage of a day off from work and school and host a lemonade stand. If it is a cold day,... Read More