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#48: Why Does Childhood Cancer Exist & What Can We Do to Make It Go Away Forever? Important, Not Important

    • Science & Medicine

In Episode 48, Quinn & Brian ask: Why the hell does childhood cancer exist, isn't the world effed up enough as it is, and what can we do to make it go away forever?

Our guest is one of our favorite humans, Jay Scott, Co-Executive Director of the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Jay runs the organization with his wife, Liz, in honor of their daughter Alex, who was diagnosed with cancer just two days before her first birthday. She set up a lemonade stand in their yard to help support her doctors and, before she died, she managed to raise more than $1 million.

Since then, Alex’s Lemonade Stand has raised over $150 million and funded nearly 1,000 medical research grants for more than 135 institutions across the U.S. and Canada, and they’re not slowing down for a second. This is an awesome, inspiring, and necessary conversation, but be warned: our keyboards are covered in salty man tears and your phone may get wet as well.

Trump’s Book Club:
Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield: https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/3R5XF4WMZE0TV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_ws_2Gr8Ab6RS5WF3

Links:
Support ALSF: https://www.alexslemonade.org/donate
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexslemonade/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alexslemonade
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexsLemonade
Host an event: https://www.alexslemonade.org/campaign/individuals-families?gclid=CjwKCAiAo8jgBRAVEiwAJUXKqBx6zZOMypRtjWtfenqvysIvRFhjTFzVPu6btuYC2ZYKXkB2oYZwohoCP90QAvD_BwE

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Important, Not Important is produced by Podcast Masters

In Episode 48, Quinn & Brian ask: Why the hell does childhood cancer exist, isn't the world effed up enough as it is, and what can we do to make it go away forever?

Our guest is one of our favorite humans, Jay Scott, Co-Executive Director of the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Jay runs the organization with his wife, Liz, in honor of their daughter Alex, who was diagnosed with cancer just two days before her first birthday. She set up a lemonade stand in their yard to help support her doctors and, before she died, she managed to raise more than $1 million.

Since then, Alex’s Lemonade Stand has raised over $150 million and funded nearly 1,000 medical research grants for more than 135 institutions across the U.S. and Canada, and they’re not slowing down for a second. This is an awesome, inspiring, and necessary conversation, but be warned: our keyboards are covered in salty man tears and your phone may get wet as well.

Trump’s Book Club:
Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield: https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/3R5XF4WMZE0TV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_ws_2Gr8Ab6RS5WF3

Links:
Support ALSF: https://www.alexslemonade.org/donate
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexslemonade/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alexslemonade
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexsLemonade
Host an event: https://www.alexslemonade.org/campaign/individuals-families?gclid=CjwKCAiAo8jgBRAVEiwAJUXKqBx6zZOMypRtjWtfenqvysIvRFhjTFzVPu6btuYC2ZYKXkB2oYZwohoCP90QAvD_BwE

Connect with us:
Subscribe to our newsletter at http://www.ImportantNotImportant.com!
Intro/outro by Tim Blane: http://www.timblane.com
Follow Quinn: http://www.twitter.com/quinnemmett
Follow Brian: http://www.twitter.com/briancolbertken
Like and share us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ImportantNotImportant
Check us on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ImportantNotImportant
Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ImportantNotImp
Pin us on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/ImportantNotImportant
Tumble us or whatever the hell you do on Tumblr: http://www.importantnotimportant.tumblr.com

Important, Not Important is produced by Podcast Masters

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