Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF)


Fighting childhood cancer, one cup at a time.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is changing the lives of children with cancer by funding impactful research, raising awareness, supporting families, and empowering everyone to help cure childhood cancer.

Every day, 700 children worldwide are diagnosed with childhood cancer. Yet, childhood cancer research only receives less than 4-percent of the National Cancer Institute’s annual budget. It is up to all of us to fund research and find cures so that someday these children are cured.


The Year ALSF Was Founded


Raised for fighting childhood cancer


Research projects funded

100 out of 100

Accountability & Transparency rating on Charity Navigator

About ALSF

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of 4-year-old Alexandra “Alex” Scott, who was fighting cancer and wanted to raise money to find cures for all children with cancer. Her spirit and determination inspired others to support her cause, and when she passed away at the age of 8, she had raised $1 million. Since then, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement. Today, ALSF is one of the leading funders of pediatric cancer research in the U.S. and Canada having raised more than $250 million so far, funding over 1,000 research projects and providing programs to families affected by childhood cancer.


Where does the money go?

All funds raised go directly to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research, a registered 501(c)3 charity. Careful distribution of ALSF grants allows doctors to bring the latest and most promising life-saving treatments to kids with cancer.

These grants provide hope for childhood cancer patients.

Focus Areas

Why are we taking action & What are we doing?

ALSF Childhood Cancer Research Grants

Funding outstanding research, leading toward cures and improved quality of life for children with cancer.

Helping Families

ALSF is committed to providing support and resources to families that will make their days a little easier and their challenges more manageable.

The Crazy 8 Initiative

The Crazy 8 Initiative kicked off with a meeting that brought together an expansive group of over 100 top scientists and researchers from around the world to share their expertise in eight key areas to tackle the big question: How can we find better treatments and cures for childhood cancer?

The Childhood Cancer Data Lab

The Childhood Cancer Data Lab constructs tools that make vast amounts of data widely available, easily mineable, and broadly reusable. They also train researchers and scientists to better understand their own data and to advance their work more quickly.

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333 E. Lancaster Ave, #414, Wynnewood, PA 19096 USA


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