Our Philanthropy


Alex's Lemonade Stand logo

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 bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of supporters across the country carrying on her legacy of hope.  Northwestern Mutual, through the Northwestern Mutual Foundation, announced its new multi-year philanthropic program to fight pediatric cancer.

The financial security company has teamed up with two leading national nonprofit organizations focused on fighting childhood cancer and helping families, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) and Starlight Children's Foundation™ (SCF). Through these partnerships, Northwestern Mutual will activate a range of programs and events in communities across the country. 

Seattle Brain Cancer walk:

The Seattle Brain Cancer Walk is a day dedicated to supporting people in the Pacific Northwest who are battling brain cancer and the people who love them. The Walk generates critical research funding to improve the prognosis for brain tumor patients and make progress towards a cure for brain cancer. The Walk started in 2008 and has since raised more than $3.5 million for research, clinical trials and comprehensive care for brain cancer patients in the Pacific Northwest. 100% of the proceeds go directly to patient care and research.


Christopher A Dime, CLU®, ChFC®

Financial Advisor


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