The Childhood Cancer Blog

The Childhood Cancer Blog

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from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation!

August 19, 2020
  • the stafford family
  • happy national lemonade day

Each year, National Lemonade Day is celebrated on August 20. Here at Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), we find that our supporters are the experts at turning lemons into lemonade.

From making actual lemonade or lemonade flavored treats, to making “lemonade” during challenging times or making lemonade in the lab searching for cures for childhood cancer, ALSF supporters have lots of creative ideas for celebrating National Lemonade Day today and every day! 

Here are some creative ways to make lemonade, straight from the ALSF team of experts:

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August 18, 2020
childhood cancer hero cam

On August 18, 2020, the RACE for Children Act went into effect and requires pharmaceutical companies to evaluate new drugs in children with cancer as they develop drugs for adults.

The RACE Act, which was signed into law three years ago, makes it standard practice for all pharmaceutical companies to evaluate new molecularly targeted drugs and biologics “intended for the treatment of adult cancers and directed at a molecular target substantially relevant to the growth or progression of a pediatric cancer,” in both adult and pediatric studies. Ideally this act will accelerate the... Read More

August 14, 2020
the carpino family

The Carpino family has raised nearly $500,000 for ALSF. Pictured above, Anna and Mario Carpino.

Summer is slowly winding down, which means September is right around the corner! September brings with it Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and The Million Mile, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation's month-long awareness and fundraising event. During The Million Mile, supporters everywhere log the miles they run, walk and ride, while fundraising to support childhood cancer research. September truly is the month when the world goes gold, together! 

Some days, it can be hard to get up and get moving (after all the couch is super... Read More