The Childhood Cancer Blog

The Childhood Cancer Blog

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November 25, 2020
  • jonathon sporting his superhero costume
    Jonathon was 2 years old when he was diagnosed with ALL. Today, he is 4 years old and an aspiring superhero.
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    On Giving Tuesday, you can help kids like Jonathon reach more milestones. Make a donation to support cutting edge childhood cancer research.

Jonathon loves superheroes so much he wants to be one when he grows up – in the form of an oncologist. Inspired by the doctor who treats his cancer, 4-year-old Jonathon recently shared this decision with his mom, Cheridah – a major moment she acknowledges he might not have had.

“Even with diagnosis, even being so young, he has decided that he wants to be an oncologist,” said Cheridah, “So he'll walk around the house with his stethoscope on and make sure everyone's okay.”

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November 5, 2020

Dr. Wechsler-Reya, who received his first ALSF grant in 2009, has been studying medulloblastoma for more than 20 years. 

For most of his career, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF)-funded researcher Robert Wechsler-Reya, PhD from the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, has been searching for cures to medulloblastoma, the most common malignant pediatric brain tumor. 

Dr. Wechsler-Reya, who received his first ALSF grant in 2009, has been studying medulloblastoma for more than 20 years. 

Pediatric brain tumors are the deadliest form of childhood... Read More

November 5, 2020
donate stock to charity

Typically, when you think about making a donation to charity, writing a check, using a credit card or donating cash are the first type of donations that come to mind. However for the savvy donor and investor, making a charitable stock donation is an efficient way to make a meaningful and sustaining gift to your charity of choice. Plus, charitable stock donations can benefit you as well as the charity. 

John Sion, Principal at Sage Financial Group, shared the ins and outs of donating stock to charity. 

Here are five things you should know about making a charitable stock... Read More

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