Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Blog

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March 31, 2014
By Jay ScottIt is no secret that crimes are being committed in the civil war unfolding in Syria, costing hundreds of thousands of lives to be lost. What started as peaceful protests to challenge the dictatorship of the country has unfolded into quite simply an all-out war with the government using violence to take control, and civilians fighting back in the same manner. To date the conflict has killed more than 140,000 people and created millions of refugees, nearly half of them... Read More
March 13, 2014
By Jay Scott UPDATE: The Chimerix pharmaceutical company answered a desperate family's pleas on Tuesday and said it will provide 7-year-old Josh Hardy with cancer medication that could help save his life, CNN reported. Josh will be the first patient in a new trial set to start Wednesday. By now, you have heard the story of young Josh Hardy, a 7-year-old childhood cancer survivor who is fighting for his... Read More
March 7, 2014
Fresh off the Oscars buzz from earlier this week, we have some pretty exciting news about one of our most prestigious awards/grants, the ‘A’ Award. Back in 2009, we introduced the ‘A’ Award for young researchers as a way to jumpstart the careers of young scientists in the pediatric cancer field. Despite the possible impact that new ideas from these young scientists may ultimately have on children with cancer, these researchers conveyed to us that it’s a challenge to get funding for their projects. We believe that young researchers are integral components of finding new treatments and cures in... Read More