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Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra Scott (1996-2004). At the age of 4, Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of volunteers across the country carrying on her legacy of hope. To date, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charity, has raised more than $25 million towards fulfilling Alex's dream of finding a cure, funding over 80 research projects nationally
In 2000, a 4 year old cancer patient named Alexandra "Alex" Scott announced a seemingly simple idea -she was holding a lemonade stand to raise money to help "her doctors" find a cure for kids with cancer. The idea was put into action by Alex and her older brother, Patrick, when they set up the first "Alex's Lemonade Stand for Childhood Cancer" on their front lawn in July of 2000.
On August 1, 2004, Alex died peacefully at the age of 8 after battling cancer for 7 years. Alex's spirited determination to raise awareness and money for all childhood cancer while she bravely fought her own deadly battle with cancer has inspired thousands of people, from all walks of life to raise money and give to her cause. Alex's family and supporters are committed to continuing her inspiring legacy through Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501c3 charity.

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Reflections from our first Childhood Cancer Symposium

Alexs Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer recently held our very first Symposium on childhood cancer. The day was a great success, and a learning experience for all involved. Below are two...
Posted by on Thu, 09 Jul 2009 09:23:00 GMT

Contests Galore!

Great news  thanks to all of our supporters, Alexs Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer has been named the number 1 cause on Twitter! For a three week period beginning on June 15, thousand...
Posted by on Thu, 02 Jul 2009 09:58:00 GMT

The "A" Award

As our biggest month of the year winds down (we are still looking forward to our very first Childhood Cancer Symposium this weekend, click here for information), we are anxiously awaiting the submis...
Posted by on Thu, 25 Jun 2009 11:17:00 GMT

From Countrytime to Citytime

On Saturday, June 6th, two of my colleagues and me set up our very first Alexs Lemonade Stand as part of our company's (Royal Bank of Scotland) "One Week in June" volunteer project. In March of thi...
Posted by on Thu, 11 Jun 2009 10:31:00 GMT

Grace Bucklin: Childhood Cancer Hero & Lemonade Stand Host

On November 5, 2004, our world was turned upside down as the doctors told us that our eleven-month old daughter, Grace, had cancer.  She was diagnosed with a stage III Wilms Tumor and underwent surge...
Posted by on Thu, 28 May 2009 10:19:00 GMT

Wheelchair Athlete Cycles Across America for ALSF

As we quickly approach our busy time at Alexs Lemonade Stand Foundation, we have had the privilege of gearing up in a different way this year. Kenny Herriot, a world class wheelchair athlete has be...
Posted by on Thu, 21 May 2009 08:57:00 GMT

Childhood Cancer Heroes: Kayla Danzi

Kayla, now 6-years-old, was diagnosed with High Risk Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in June 2007. Since the time of diagnosis, we have been told over and over again to make life "as normal as poss...
Posted by on Thu, 14 May 2009 10:37:00 GMT

Alex's Lemonade Stands: Bringing Family & Friends Together

Five years ago, my husband and I were in Louisville for the Kentucky Derby. As we were getting ready to go to the races, we saw a story about the horse Afleet Alex on the television. The news story ...
Posted by on Fri, 08 May 2009 11:34:00 GMT

ALSF's First Educational Symposium on Childhood Cancer

In addition to funding research to find a cure for childhood cancer, Alexs Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) also seeks ways to make a difference for families touched by the disease. We currently prov...
Posted by on Tue, 05 May 2009 13:33:00 GMT

A Stand Host Experience: The Bartos Family

Sometimes as parents it is easier to say no than to give in to our childrens desires and silly requests. For two years, my husband Peter and I took the easy route and redirected our sons resilient...
Posted by on Thu, 26 Feb 2009 12:49:00 GMT