Great Charities : Cookies for Kids Cancer

Larry and Gretchen Witt’s two-year-old son Liam was diagnosed with cancer in 2007.   Like many parents, they were shocked to learn that treatments were antiquated and lacking because of the little amount of funding that childhood cancer research receives.

They decided that they would help to fund research themselves.  With the help of some 250 volunteers, Gretchen baked and sold 96,000 cookies.  She raised more than $400,000 for research.  Her actions inspired others to ask how they could assist in her efforts.

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Mission:

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a national 501(c)3 non-profit, is committed to raising funds for research to develop new, improved treatments for pediatric cancer, the #1 disease killer of children in the U.S. We provide inspiration and support for individuals, businesses and organizations to raise funds by hosting grassroots bake sales and other fundraising events. What makes Cookies unique? The three pillars of our value proposition:

Targeted Focus

At Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, we have a laser sharp focus on how funds raised by supporters like YOU are put to work. Under the direction of our Medical Advisory Board, funds are granted to five of the nation’s leading childhood cancer research centers to find less toxic, more effective treatments. A portion of funds also goes to the Children’s Oncology Group’s Phase 1 & Pilot Consortium to match, dollar for dollar, funds granted by the Federal Government for children enrolled in clinical trials.

Innovative Engagement

Everyone can Be a Good Cookie™. There is no right way to get involved. Host a bake sale. Run a race. Make a donation. Send cookies. Each day, supporters are finding new, creative ways to help raise funds. Since 2008, NINE treatments have been developed with the support of Good Cookies like YOU. A majority of this funding came from bake sales and other grassroots events! Learn more about the difference a Good Cookie can make.

Building Community

In an often disconnected world, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer seeks to engage people from all walks of life in changing the face of childhood cancer, one Good Cookie at a time. Through this unified effort and focused goals, we are building a community of supporters worldwide, who in turn inspire their local communities in the Good Cookie spirit.

If you would like to learn more about Cookies for Kids, would like to hold an event, or to purchase or send cookies to someone, please read more about their great organization on their website at http://www.cookiesforkidscancer.org

 

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