Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Blog

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June 20, 2018

For childhood cancer researchers, publishing in a scientific journal is not just about the prestige and accomplishment. Publishing is one of the key ways scientists can collaborate and move closer to breakthroughs and cures for children. 

“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... Read More

June 1, 2018
Learn the story behind the Alex's Lemonade Days and Alex's Original Stand for childhood cancer.

Back where it all began. ALSF Founder Alex Scott, above, at one of her lemonade stands. 

by Trish Adkins

It all started with one front yard lemonade stand. 

ALSF Founder Alex Scott had one big idea: to host lemonade stands to help other kids just like her feel better. When Alex was just 4-years-old, she hosted her first lemonade stand. That first stand kept growing each year and four years later, when Alex was 8-years-old, her lemonade stand raised $1 million for childhood cancer research.

The last stand that Alex would attend was held at her elementary... Read More

May 30, 2018

guest post by Terry McCarthy, host of Light Lemons (the lemonade stand held by Lightfoot, Franklin & White) 

A couple years ago, I was asked to give the commencement address to the graduating class at Cumberland School of Law. It was both thrilling and terrifying at the same time. As I thought about what to say in the speech, dozens of ideas popped into my mind, but none of them seemed right. I am an adjunct faculty member at the school and knew the graduates well; I wanted to inspire them.  

I remembered the story that inspires me the most—... Read More