Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Bake Sale for Kids' Cancer

I am organizing a bake sale in our community to raise money for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer www.cookiesforkidscancer.org. The cookies/brownies will be made available at Kurt's Salon starting Valentine's Day and continue through to Easter. I will also be accepting orders/requests via e-mail at mommycorn@comcast.net. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is a 501(c)3 nonprofit public charity raising money for pediatric cancer research through local bake sales. It was founded by a very determined mother to help increase her young son’s odds in his fight against cancer. In late 2007, she had the idea to bake cookies to sell during the holidays. Her small idea became a huge movement with 96,000 cookies baked and sold during a three-week period with the help of more than 250 dedicated volunteers. Her bake sale raised more than $400,000. During that massive bake sale she realized people want to get involved and help, they just need a way to do so. So Cookies for Kids’ Cancer was created.

If you are wondering why there is a need to raise money for pediatric cancer research, it might come as a surprise that pediatric cancer is the number one disease killer in the U.S. of children under the age of 18. In fact, it kills more children than asthma, AIDS, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis combined. Unfortunately, pediatric cancer receives a very small percentage of the National Cancer Institute’s $4.8 billion annual budget and almost no research and development dollars from pharmaceutical companies.

My goal is to raise $1000 during my bake sale. I hope you will help me reach my goal. Every dollar counts and every dollar makes a difference. Research funding has made a direct and measurable impact on the survival rates of pediatric cancer. If children are our most precious resource, why wouldn’t we do everything in our power to keep them safe? It’s our responsibility and obligation to protect them and our future.

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration. As the mother whose idea it was to create Cookies for Kids’ Cancer says, “If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes the world to fight pediatric cancer.” We’re in this fight because every child battling cancer deserves a fighting chance. I hope you too will join my efforts and be a good cookie.



P.S. I am also interested in volunteers to help me bake. I will work with your schedule.



This is great Corn! Good luck with the sale. anything I can do to help from here??

CORN said...

I am open to any ideas from you my talented friend :) Maybe if you have a good recipe you want to share that I could make.

Anonymous said...

This truly is an amazing thing you are doing! Best of luck to you on achieving this wonderful goal! I wish I could come over and help you bake :(

Anonymous said...

I've got my bakers hat on! I'll bake with ya! kat

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