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Since 2005, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) has funded over 800 research projects at more than 135 hospitals working towards putting an end to childhood cancer.

Our grants team carefully selects projects to make sure ALSF supports the most substantive and critical contributions to the field of childhood cancer research. Proposals are evaluated and rated by ALSF’s Scientific Review Board or Nursing Review Board. ALSF is also the only childhood cancer research organization that has been given the NCI peer-reviewed funder designation for rigorous selection of research grants.

Read below to see how ALSF invests in every stage of research in the three areas outlined below.

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Our Latest Funded Projects

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Browsing our archive of funded studies is the best way to understand the scope and appreciate the power of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s impact on the field of childhood cancer research.

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Travel For Care Program

Travel For Care Program

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Recognizing the financial burden that families often encounter, the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Travel For Care Program offers assistance to families who face the need to travel for childhood cancer treatment. Since 2008, ALSF has provided over:

  • 530 flights
  • 3,400 nights of lodging
  • 18,000 gas cards

How You’re Helping

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In 2006, at age 11, Taylor was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. After 9 months of chemotherapy and surgery on her right arm, Taylor was declared cancer-free. Unfortunately, she relapsed 18 months later when a spot was found on her lung. After her third relapse, the family was desperate for a cure. Thanks to a clinical trial, made possible by an infrastructure grant from ALSF, Taylor and her family finally had hope.


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This database aims to understand the different reasons and ways that childhood cancer can impact families. »

Grants Calendar

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Familial RUNX1 Research Grant LOI – Due 07/02/2018
Familial RUNX1 Research Grant (by invitation) – Due 10/01/2018
Psychosocial Launch Grant (by invitation) – Due 10/01/2018
Psychosocial Family Impact Grants (by invitation) – Due 10/01/2018