|Todd Druley, MD, PhD|
|Dan and Mom Jody at The Lemon Ball.|
Dan garnered the support of people across the country most recently when a social media campaign had everyone from sports stars to actors posting photos with the phrase, "Dan's Our Man." Christian Bale even wrote the phrase on his face to pledge his support.
It's stories like this that not only sadden us, but also motivate, inspire and quite simply anger us, that this devastating disease continues to take the lives of incredible people like Dan. We need to find cures - now.
Dan, you are the man.
|Alexander Nobles, in treatment for |
rhabdomyosarcoma, showing off his
new blue sneaks.
|Brielle Barber, in treatment for anaplastic glioma astrocytoma, |
giving the thumbs up on her new pink and gray sneakers.
|Haylee Hanes, a brain tumor survivor, after wearing her |
new sneakers to softball practice.
- Procrastinators, we’ve got you covered! Instead of spending $100 on flowers destined to wilt or dinner at a crowded restaurant, make a tax-deductible online donation to ALSF in your sweetheart’s name. A donation of $100 funds two hours of important childhood cancer research.
- How about a brand new, 2015 Volvo XC60? Just $25 buys you (or your loved one) the chance to win a new Volvo that we’re raffling off. Only 3,000 tickets are being sold (great odds) and all ticket proceeds benefit ALSF. The winning ticket will be drawn at Alex’s “Original” Lemonade Stand on June 7, but you don’t need to be at the event to win. Learn more.
- The couple that runs together, stays together! Sign up to join Team Lemon during “The Love Run”in Philadelphia on March 30. Get your heart pumping and be a part of this inaugural event in the City of Brotherly Love.
- Consider holding a Valentine’s Day themed lemonade stand. Serve pink lemonade or even hot chocolate if it’s chilly where you live. Or, pledge to show your love by signing up to hold a stand another time of the year, like National Lemonade Days (June 6-8).
Although the video speaks for itself, highlights of the night included:
- An amazing Fund a Cure portion of the evening where the inspiring words of childhood cancer hero Brooke Mulford with help from fellow hero Charlotte McAuliffe and Charlotte's sister Emily, inspired guests to raise more than $100,000 in a matter of minutes.
- Emotional award presentations from brave childhood cancer heroes to ALSF's honorees of the evening including:
- Alex Scott Crystal Cup Recipient: Jocelyn Hillman
- Stand Hosts of the Year: The Rissolo Family and The Taggart Family (we couldn't pick just one, so we honored both incredible families!)
- Volunteers of the Year: Dash Wallooppillai and Family
- Emotional words from Liz Scott (read her blog post where she recounts a recent dream she had about Alex) and an eye opening talk from Jay Scott noting the incidence of childhood cancer further emphasizing the importance of raising funds for childhood cancer research.
- Cocktails, dessert and dancing to the sounds of Brandywine Valley Talent’s “Strangers” on a beautiful dance floor designed by Street Media allowed everyone to kick back and have fun!
Be sure to sign up to be notified when tickets go on sale for next year's Lemon Ball on January 10, 2015!