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October 25, 2019

On October 24, 2019, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) lost a member of our Foundation family. ALSF employee and childhood cancer hero, Elijah Talley passed away at the age of 18.

Each of us at ALSF has a fond memory of Elijah--whether it was listening to him play his guitar or working side-by-side with him at events to raise awareness and money for research. Elijah knew childhood cancer first-hand.  He was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma when he was just 4 years old. He fought the disease for 14 years, first at his home hospital in Arkansas. Later, Elijah, together... Read More

October 9, 2019
  • Luke aimed to make 20 saves and raise $2,500 during the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series Eastern Regional Finals. In the end, he raised nearly $15,000 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
    Luke aimed to make 20 saves and raise $2,500 during the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series Eastern Regional Finals. In the end, he raised nearly $15,000 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
  • Luke (in red above) is 6’4” tall. “Luke’s a big athlete,” said his dad Eric, “But we are most proud of his big heart.”
    Luke (in red above) is 6’4” tall. “Luke’s a big athlete,” said his dad Eric, “But we are most proud of his big heart.”

High school junior Luke Snyder is not unfamiliar with making saves. 

During a typical soccer game, the 16-year-old goalie relentlessly protects his team’s goal. As a result, Luke’s Mechanicsburg, PA-based soccer club team, the HMMS Eagle FC ’03 is ranked 8th in the country. 

But this past summer, Luke did more than make saves on the soccer field. Luke decided to help make some saves for children with cancer. 

Luke was looking for an opportunity to give back to the community. His dad, Eric Snyder, happened to meet an Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) board... Read More

September 24, 2019
World Cancer Research Day, held on September 24, shines a light on the importance of cancer research.

The global burden of childhood cancer is staggering. 

Every year, an estimated 300,000+ new cases of cancer affect children under the age of 20 worldwide. However, this number is most likely underreported due to childhood cancer cases that go undiagnosed and a lack of comprehensive childhood cancer registries. 

After diagnosis, children everywhere face an uncertain future. In high-income countries, approximately 80-percent of children diagnosed with cancer will survive more than 5... Read More

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