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July 3, 2019
Eden is a 14-year-old who loves to shoot photos and smile for her own snapshots. After being unable to walk or practice her favorite activity, dancing, for nearly a year, she was diagnosed at age 10 with a cancer no doctor had ever seen before. They tried standard chemotherapies for two different types of solid tumors similar to her cancer and after many months doctors deemed her cancer-free in March 2016.

Last year, we shared the story of 14-year-old Eden Green, who loves to take photos and dance. Eden was in treatment for a form of childhood cancer so rare, that doctors did not have a clinical name for it. After 4 months of treatment on a clinical trial at Texas Children's Hospital under the care of Dr. Jennifer Foster, Eden went back on standard radiation treatment. Thankfully, she was then declared cancer-free in March 2019. Eden and her family celebrated the news by participating in the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Lemon Climb Houston. 

In June 2019, Eden participated in the... Read More

June 26, 2019
  • Childhood cancer research is made possible through the work of ALSF supporters and donors who have turned cups of lemonade into nearly 1,000 research grants.
    Childhood cancer research is made possible through the work of ALSF supporters and donors who have turned cups of lemonade into nearly 1,000 research grants.
  • Dr. Jeffrey Huo, an ALSF grantee, explains how research happens beginning with cups of lemonade and moving through the research process.
    Dr. Jeffrey Huo, an ALSF grantee, explains how research happens beginning with cups of lemonade and moving through the research process.
  • ALSF founder Alex Scott had a simple idea that turned into a huge legacy. During the 2019 Lemonade Days, supporters hosted over 2,500 lemonade stands in 49 states
    ALSF founder Alex Scott had a simple idea that turned into a huge legacy. During the 2019 Lemonade Days, supporters hosted over 2,500 lemonade stands in 49 states
  • “The purpose of research is the generation of new knowledge. If  research is kept private and placed in a drawer then it is useless,” said Dr. Adolfo Ferrando of Columbia University, who published his research about a mutation that drives the relapse of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in the January 2018 edition of Nature. “By publishing, we give the clinical community the opportunity to use the published knowledge.”
    “The purpose of research is the generation of new knowledge. If research is kept private and placed in a drawer then it is useless,” said Dr. Adolfo Ferrando of Columbia University, who published his research about a mutation that drives the relapse of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in the January 2018 edition of Nature. “By publishing, we give the clinical community the opportunity to use the published knowledge.”

“Once upon a time, there was a very brave and generous girl named Alex and she decided she wanted to help kids with cancer. And thousands of you helped her do it,” begins Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) grantee Dr. Jeffrey Huo in his talk about how cups of lemonade are leading to cures for childhood cancer. 

Watch Dr. Huo explain how cups can lead to cures:

All year long, childhood cancer advocates and ALSF supporters work to raise funds for childhood cancer research.

Whether it is hosting a lemonade stand during ... Read More

June 21, 2019
  • Teamwork makes the dream work! Together, we can go 1 million miles in the month of September.
    Teamwork makes the dream work! Together, we can go 1 million miles in the month of September.

Running, walking or riding a million miles alone is impossible; but together we can make a difference and journey to a million during The Million Mile event this September.

Your first step is to register for The Million Mile! Then in September, you can begin tracking your miles. Here are 7 great ways you can rack up  miles and raise awareness of the need for cures for childhood cancer!

1. Track all your steps, all day long!... Read More

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