We see a future without childhood cancer.
Since 2012, we have been committed to accelerating the search for better treatments and cures for childhood cancer while supporting families undergoing treatment and survivors struggling with late effects of treatment.
To date, we have funded more than 525,000 hours of research through our exclusive partnership with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. We are proud to say there are children who are cancer free today because of this funding.
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Young Investigator Summit
Northwestern Mutual is proud to partner with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) to present the ALSF Young Investigator Summit.
In 2022, we hosted the 10th annual Summit.
It is our honor to bring together researchers with hope to change the future of pediatric cancer, The Young Investigator Summit is a platform to encourage their dreams, and cultivate the brightest minds to open doors to new opportunities, perspectives, and groundbreaking discoveries.
Meet some of the researchers Northwestern Mutual has funded through our partnership with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
Putting Pediatric Cancer Researchers Out of Business
The Impact of Funding on Research
Meet young Investigator, Jeffery Huo
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s mission is to change the lives of children with cancer through funding impactful research, raising awareness, supporting families, and empowering everyone to help cure childhood cancer.
Beads of Courage provides arts-in-medicine program that helps kids with cancer and other serious illnesses tell their unique treatment story through colorful beads.
Ronald McDonald House keeps families together by providing a place for families to call home so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little to no cost.
The Team Connor Childhood Cancer Foundation mission is to raise funds for national childhood cancer research programs, to build awareness that less than 4% of the NIH’s annual funding supports childhood cancer research, and to support inpatient programs.
COCA-I is strengthening the international community of camps for children with cancer and their families through networking, education, and advocacy. COCA-I member camps proudly serve the needs of over 35,500 campers.
We honor the courage of children with cancer and capture those smiles and forever preserve images of courage, beauty and dignity.
Hopecam virtually connects kids with classmates—all at no cost to the families or schools! These devices also allow families to connect to virtual appointments.
LOLLIPOP brings the joy of going to the movies to children and their families in the hospital, bringing joy, magic, and momentary escape to those who need it most.
Special Spaces gives a custom bedroom redesign to children with cancer, offering a special space where they can not only sleep, but also play, heal and spend time away from the challenges of their illness.
Northwestern Mutual recognizes that supporting kids with cancer does not end when treatment ends. That is why we fund research to help create better outcomes for kids with cancer, sponsor symposiums focused on how best to support childhood cancer survivors, and recognize leaders in the childhood cancer survivor field.
Learn why one of our honorees is dedicating
herself to research.
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Building Lasting Memories
Camp is a meaningful experience for children affected by childhood cancer. It gives them an opportunity to make connections, share experiences, create unforgettable memories and allows children affected by cancer some time to just be kids.
Northwestern Mutual Celebrates Childhood Cancer Heroes With Rose Parade Float
Meet Bennett From Camp One Step in Wisconsin
Meet Mary from Camp N’Joy it All in Ohio
Funding and Research Supply Waves of Hope
Meet Peyton, our 2016 featured survivor