A cancer diagnosis is a life-changing event no matter what age you are. But for young people it can be especially tough. Benjamin Rubenstein, two-time cancer survivor and alumni of first descents, joined us with more. https://firstdescents.org/
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Restaurants Nationwide Host Lemonade Stands to Support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
What’s better than an ice cold glass of lemonade on a hot summer day? A refreshing glass of Freckled Lemonade® from Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. that helps support the fight against childhood cancer! On Wednesday, Aug. 20, participating Red Robin® restaurants nationwide will host lemonade stands* to raise funds for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding better treatments and ultimately cures for all children with cancer.
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For Millions of Teens and Young Adults, Finding a Doctor to Treat Them as They Grow Up Is Hard
“Every youth needs a transition plan to adult care, but for those with complex medical needs who require constant interaction with the health care system, it’s especially important that the connection not be broken,” says GotTransition’s co-director, rheumatologist Patience White.
The Empire State Building, which has lit the Manhattan skyline in the past to honor Gay Pride Week, Chinese New Year, and even the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, has refused requests to light up in honor of pediatric cancer awareness.
Stoddard put in a formal request with the Empire State Building asking to go gold for one night to raise awareness for pediatric cancer research.
But, the Empire State Building said no, simultaneously crushing Tony’s promise to son that his life would mean something. Other young cancer patient parents are now rallying around the Stoddards.