Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra "Alex" Scott (1996-2004). In 2000, 4-year-old 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 has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of supporters across the country carrying on her legacy of hope. To date, ALSF, a registered 501(c)3 charity, has raised more than $80 million toward fulfilling Alex's dream of finding a cure, funding over 450 pediatric cancer research projects nationally.
SeriousFun Children's Network, a global community of camps and outreach programs, helps children with serious illness and their families reach beyond illness and discover joy, confidence and a new world of possibilities. Founded by actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, SeriousFun has served more than 518,000 children and their families from more than 50 countries - all free of charge. The name "SeriousFun" captures Paul's belief in the power of taking fun seriously and was an expression he liked and used. The name reflects both the "serious" components of impact and outcomes and the "fun" experience of camp.