SARAH'S BLOG OF FUN: Donate For A Great Cause- Cookies For Kids!!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Donate For A Great Cause- Cookies For Kids!!

We have raised $80 so far!!! Let's give the kids as much as we can!!

I am a huge supporter of Cancer research. I have lost both Grandmothers to cancer, and currently I have an Aunt and Uncle battling.

I do what I can to help. My Sister in law walks for the American Cancer Society every year, and I usually donate money.

This year I am doing even more.

Ben and I have joined up with Cookies For Kids Cancer Research, to help raise money.

We are spending a lot of time this weekend baking up a storm to make dozens of cookies to sell for this great cause.

Yes, I know it's Mothers Day weekend, but what better way to spend my Mothers Day then trying to help children in need.

100% of all procedes will be donated to the cause!!

If you would like to buy some of our delicious (I hope so anyway!!) cookies to help the cause, I have a link on the right side of my blog.

The cost for the cookies will include shipping, and we will mail them all out on Monday May 9th to insure freshness!!

Here is a list of all the cookies you can get and their prices.

I have found an easier way to collect the donations through their site.

I do need you to send me an email with your cookie order though. That comes directly from me!!

1/2 Dozen Sugar Cookies $15
1/2 Dozen Chocolate Chip Cookies $15
1/2 Dozen Peanut Butter Cookies $15
1 Dozen Sugar Cookies $20
1 Dozen Chocolate Chip Cookies $20
1 Dozen Peanut Butter $20
Sampler Pack-1/2 Dozen of Each Cookie $30

If you would like to just donate money, that is great too!! Every little bit helps!!

I hope you will find it in your hearts to help a great cause, and in turn enjoy our cookies!!!

If you would like more information, or would like to join in, check out Cookies For Kids.

Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
Gaston Bachelard (1884-1962) French philosopher and poet.


Cookies for Kids' Cancer, a 501(c)3 non profit, was founded by parents inspired by their son Liam’s battle with cancer. They were shocked to learn that the main reason over 25% of kids diagnosed with cancer do not survive is because of a lack of effective therapies. And the reason for the lack of therapies was very simple: lack of funding. They pledged to support the development of new and better treatments by giving people a simple way to get involved.

It all started with 96,000 cookies...

Gretchen had a crazy idea for a larger-than-life bake sale with the goal of baking 96,000 cookies with friends and volunteers. Dozens of other families whose children were also battling Neuroblastoma got involved and began to take orders for cookies from friends, co-workers, and neighbors. All 96,000 cookies were sold in three weeks, thanks to the work of over 250 volunteers. The event raised over $400,000 for pediatric cancer research, but it was soon clear that something bigger than a bake sale had begun. Even weeks after the event was over, requests for cookies kept coming in. What started as a desperate act to raise money and awareness for her child’s own cancer blossomed into something much bigger than any had planned. The event caught the eye and the hearts of the media and people all over the country. Emails from across the United States started flooding in asking the same simple question "what can we do to help?"

Be a Good Cookie

Make a difference by joining the mission to find a cure for pediatric cancer. There are many ways to support Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Hosting a bake sale is a sweet and simple way for people everywhere to get involved in the fight against pediatric cancer. Send our cookies for birthdays, anniversaries, or “just because.” Our cookies taste as good to eat as they feel to give.

And you don’t have to eat or bake cookies to be a Good Cookie. Other supporters have run marathons, held tag sales, organized golf tournaments, collected spare change, and hosted car washes to support Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. We’ve even made it simple to donate online once or once a month with online giving. The ideas are only limited by your imagination. No effort is too small and every penny counts.

Our mission:

Cookies for Kids' Cancer is committed to raising funds to support research for new and improved therapies for pediatric cancer, the leading cause of death by disease for children under the age of 18. Through the concept of local bake sales, Cookies for Kids' Cancer provides the inspiration and support for individuals, communities, and businesses to help fight pediatric cancer.

Facts about Kids' Cancers

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is not about one child or one type of pediatric cancer. It is about changing the facts of pediatric cancer for the better, forever. Important statistics to know:

•Cancer claims the lives of more children annually than any other disease – more than asthma, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis & AIDS combined.
•46 children per day are diagnosed with cancer totaling nearly 13,000 new cases per year.
•Cure rates have improved dramatically and advances in childhood cancer research has provided seminal insights into the cancer problem in general. Today, 4 out 5 children diagnosed with cancer can be cured.
•While long-term goals for the pediatric cancer community will focus on securing more federal funding for childhood cancer research (more than the 1-2% of the National Cancer Institute budget that is current expended), philanthropy plays a critical and essential role in the ongoing battle against childhood cancer.
About the Founders

Gretchen and Larry Witt founded Cookies for Kids’ Cancer in 2008, just a few short months after the success of their first cookie sale during the holidays 2007. Their efforts have always been inspired by their son Liam who was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in 2007 at the age of 2. Tragically, Liam came to the end of his courageous 4-year fight with cancer on January 24, 2011 at the age of 6 ½. Though devastated by his loss, the Witts remain more determined than ever to continue the fight against pediatric cancer.

Gretchen Witt has been recognized nationally for her leadership as a mom on a mission. In 2010, Witt was named one of Woman’s Day Magazine’s 50 Women Changing the World and Traditional Home Magazine’s Classic Woman of the Year. She was also featured in the December 2009 issue of O, the Oprah Magazine, for her work with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. She accepts speaking engagements to tell the story of the beginnings of Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, the need for funding for pediatric cancer research, and to share her experiences as a mother fighting endlessly for her son and for all children. Her story resonates as one of determination and guts with a willingness to stop at nothing to do what’s right and what’s best for all kids fighting cancer. Audiences as varied as The Cornell Club NYC, Meredith College’s 2010 Commencement and the International Housewares Show in Chicago have all been inspired by her words and her passion.

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