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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Charity & Voluntarism Promotion

Mission: To raise money and awareness of childhood cancer causes, primarily research into new treatments and cures. To encourage and educate others, especially children, to raise money for childhood cancer by holding their own lemonade stands. To expedite the process of finding new cures and bringing them to children with cancer now.

Geographic areas served: Nationwide

Programs: Pediatric cancer research grantmaking program- to fund cutting edge childhood cancer research projects that seek to find better treatments for, and causes of, childhood cancer. - through a competitive grant review process, alsf funds all stages of childhood cancer research, including basic science, clinical trials, epidemiology, biologic approaches, clinical pharmacology and developmental therapeutics, translational research and nursing research, among other areas, with the strategic goal of filling gaps in funding from other sources. Alsf's grants seek to engage researchers early in their career to attract top talent to the childhood cancer field, accelerate the pace of innovative research and improve quality of life and care for children with cancer. - alsf created and operates the "mychildhoodcancer. Org" database, a longitudinal project to gather data on how pediatric cancer impacts families.

public awareness and education- raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer- effectively inspires and encourages volunteerism in tens of thousands of individuals annually, including children and young people, to fundraise for pediatric cancer research- educates childhood cancer families about current developments in the field and provides educational resources and family support services. - provides pediatric cancer research opportunities and education for nurses, students and young scientists through mentored research grants with experienced investigators.

travel for pediatric cancer patients and their families- the travel fund assists childhood cancer families who are forced to travel for treatment for their children. This travel puts an extreme financial burden on these families and the travel fund seeks to alleviate some of this burden.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Monica D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our Daughter Alexa (Diagnosed with Brain Cancer and NF-1 in 2004) was running out of treatment options until we went to NEW YORK from Oregon in 2011
for a special Brain Tumor trial. We stayed at the Ronald McDonald House in Expensive ManHattan.
Alex's Lemonade stands travel fund paid for a large portion of our stay at the RMDH. Without their help we would not have been able to stay and concentrate on saving our Daughters life. God Bless Them!
Sincerely, Monica delos Reyes & Lexy

Carolyn44

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My nephew lost his battle with pediatric cancer, so when I was looking for an organization to support, I used this site to find one that aligned with my fundraising goals. ALSF far exceeded my expectations. I was a member of Team Lemon, and I can't tell you how positive of an experience it was. I had consistent support from the staff and coaches - but nothing ever seemed over the top or frivolous. This organization funds research grants to eliminate cancer, and supports children and families that are going through the battle of their lives. I am proud of have worked with them!

Review from CharityNavigator

11

Volunteer

Rating: 5

www.alexslemonade.org is a wonderful organization dedicated to fighting childhood cancer. Alex's Scott at the age of 4 held a front yard lemonade stand and gave the money to her hospital. Sadly, she lost her battle with Neuroblastoma in 2004. Her family has continued to fulfill her dream so that other children will have better treatments with better outcomes in the future. Our family has held many Alex's Lemonade stands in honor of my son Sean, a Neuroblastoma survivor. We encourage our friends to do the same. It's easy, it's fun, and it is for a great cause!

14

Board Member

Rating: 5

My experience with ALSF has been awesome. I have been working to raise awareness and donations this summer and have learned a ton of new things myself. It is such a great cause and I hope to make others feel the same as I do.