September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month

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Sample the treats served up by Good Cookies this month at bake sales hosted around the country. Every penny from these bake sales carries us one step closer to new, more effective treatments for pediatric cancer. Register your bake sale at www.cookiesforkidscancer.org.

"Team Jamie" members working hard on their bake sale banner! Their Tennessee bake sale honored the memory of warrior Jamie who lost his battle three years ago.

"Team Jamie" members working hard on their bake sale banner! Their Tennessee bake sale honored the memory of warrior Jamie who lost his battle three years ago.

 Another member of Team Jamie hosted our first Wisconsin bake sale last weekend. Today, we are thrilled to report ANOTHER resident of Wisconsin hosted a Cookies for Kids’ Cancer bake sale! Way to go!

Cookies for Kids' Cancer mugs - an inspiration from a mom inspired by her son Mason's battle with cancer. Mason turned two this month, celebrating two years of life as a warrior born with cancer!

Cookies for Kids' Cancer mugs - an inspiration from a mom inspired by her son Mason's battle with cancer. Mason turned two this month, celebrating two years of life as a warrior born with cancer!

 Mason’s mommy, April, ended up hosting bake sales two weekends in a row. . .she heard about us through Facebook. Join our Facebook group today: www.facebook.com/cookiesforkidscancer

The Klauer's in Virginia hosted a bake sale this month in honor of their warrior daughter Reese and another young warrior in their area named Charlotte. They raised hundreds of dollars on a beautiful September Saturday.

The Klauer's in Virginia hosted a bake sale this month in honor of their warrior daughter Reese and another young warrior in their area named Charlotte. They raised hundreds of dollars on a beautiful September Saturday.

Virginia is for Lover’s. . .of Cookies, that is! The Commonwealth hailed six Cookies for Kids’ Cancer bake sales in the month of September! Whether you are a Hokie or a Wahoo, one thing is for certain, Virginians are Good Cookies!

Sheryl Cote and her siblings held a beautiful bake sale in Massachusetts this month!

Sheryl Cote and her siblings held a beautiful bake sale in Massachusetts this month!

When families come together to host events, too often it is because a family member has been impacted by pediatric cancer. In Sheryl’s case, she was moved by the efforts of the families who must battle through this disease. She felt she must do something to help. What a sweet way to help support pediatric cancer research!

The Martin family in Virginia raised over $800 from 8 gallons of lemonade in honor of warrior Liam!

The Martin family in Virginia raised over $800 from 8 gallons of lemonade in honor of warrior Liam!

Have you heard about our promotion with philosophy? From now through November 1, 100% of the proceeds from every bottle of Chocolate Chip Cookie shower gel sold at www.philosophy.com goes directly to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Each bottle is $16. . .it’s like you get to make a $16 donation to the cause, then smell good as a “thank you.”

The Saltsman's in Michigan, inspired by the courage of young warriors, hosted a successful bake sale at a local street festival!

The Saltsman's in Michigan, inspired by the courage of young warriors, hosted a successful bake sale at a local street festival!

This holiday season, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is partnering with The Glad Products Company to help increase awareness of pediatric cancer and raise money to support research for new and improved therapies. Consumers are encouraged to host bake sales to benefit Cookies for Kids’ Cancer and Glad® will match all funds raised this November and December, up to $100,000.

We hope Pediatric Cancer Awareness month inspired you to support Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. With the holidays fast approaching, now is the time to start thinking about how to take your spark of inspiration and turn it into action to raise funds and awareness for pediatric cancer. We know it is no small feat to pull off a community bake sale. We also know every small amount of money and awareness raised works together to fund better treatments for each and every child battling this disease. Believe in the power of inspiration and action – come be a Good Cookie with us!

Thank you – for reading the blog, following us on Facebook, buying philosophy shower gel, and being a Good Cookie!

September Newsletter

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Greetings, Good Cookies!

Ah, September: A three-day weekend to wrap up summer. Back to school. First day of fall. Maybe even some early musings about the perfect Halloween costume. Nice. Did you know that the ninth month of the year is also Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month? In the midst of all the usual happy firsts in September, over 1000 children will be diagnosed with cancer. That’s 1000 families whose lives are turned upside down in an instant and who must suddenly face difficult treatments and odds no parent should have to confront. The question: How can we find a cure? The answer: Raise funds for research. It’s actually that simple.

What you can do today:


Come clean. Now through October 15, 100% of proceeds from Philosophy’s amazing Oatmeal Raisin Shower Gel go straight to pediatric cancer research. Stock up today to treat your favorite mom-buddies, teachers, babysitters, anyone to whom you might want to show some love. Purchase at www.philosophy.com/cookies



GoodSearch: You Search...We Give!

Search, shop and earn. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer was featured as the Charity of the Day on GoodSearch.com and GoodShop.com on Saturday, September 19th. Exciting, right? But what does that mean? Well, GoodSearch.com is a Yahoo-powered search engine with a Good Cookie twist. GoodSearch is designed to make a donation to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer each time you do a search once you designate Cookies as the cause to support.

And, when you do all of your online shopping through GoodShop.com, a percentage of each order will be donated to us (you don’t pay anything extra!)! Hundreds of great stores have teamed up with GoodShop and every time you place an order, you’ll be supporting us!

Sound Good enough? Simply download the toolbar today to know you are supporting Cookies every time you search the Internet: www.goodsearch.com/toolbar.


Check your calendar. Draw a big, cheerful red circle around a free weekend in November or December and organize a bake sale. Start planning now with tips and tools from the Cookies for Kids’ Cancer website.



Make a list. Check it twice. To whom should you mail a dozen of our scrumptious cookies? Holiday cookie packages are what started it all at Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, and they’re still a vital part of our search for a cure. Spread the word to friends, neighbors, co-workers, everyone you know. Bonus points for suggesting Cookies as a scrumptious source for corporate or client gifts, if you know anyone who makes those decisions. Sweeten the deal for them with a reminder that Cookies is an officially IRS-recognized 501c3 organization; purchases are deductible as allowed by law. Go to www.cookiesforkidscancer.org for more information.


ONE GOOD COOKIE DESERVES ANOTHER

Meet: Kate Lubenesky
Mom of: Cooper – age 2 and Carter – age 5 months
Lives in: New York City
Cookie Connection: Longtime co-worker and dear friend of Gretchen and Larry Witt, Cookies co-founders

Why she volunteers, in her own words: Things to do today: Sign up for soccer, re-order diapers, make doctor’s appointment, cure pediatric cancer. Wait, really?

From the sound of it, curing cancer seems farfetched. But that’s before Gretchen and Larry’s son Liam was diagnosed, before their family’s world imploded, and before I knew the facts. The good news is that there are really wonderful and promising treatments that are just on the horizon for children struggling with cancer. The bad news is that some of the protocols are literally stopped in their tracks due to lack of funding. I decided to look at this not as a $1 billion dollar problem per se, but as a cookie by cupcake, mother-by-mother-we-can-do-this problem.


So I threw a bake sale. And honestly, it wasn’t that hard because everyone who heard about it wanted to help. I asked for a core team of volunteers from our staff at Oxo, and together we brainstormed a way to make our bake sale bigger than big. We solicited donations from local sweet shops and bakeries, we commandeered “outposts” (aka card tables) on different office floors, we asked companies for a corporate match for what we raised, we papered the building with fliers. I baked my grandmother’s famous banana pudding (which I now realize is the recipe from the back of the Nilla Wafers box, but it’s still delicious). We had bakers, and sellers, and money takers, and it was a good old fashioned bake sale that made everyone who took part in some way feel a little better—and we raised over $10,000.


Liam has been living with cancer for almost three years now. Money raised by Cookies for Kids’ Cancer has advanced some promising treatments that are helping him. But there is so much more to do. We are literally building a life raft, cookie by cookie. He needs that raft to help ferry him to safety, and so do so many other children. It is not outside the realm of possibility. Science is exploding with new technology, ideas, tests, studies. Many of those opportunities need seed money to get off the ground. I know that as a mother, Gretchen is racing against time to find the best chances for Liam to beat cancer. I also know that as a mother, the saying, “There but for the grace of God go I” is so true. Cancer knows no boundaries. I look at my sweet boys and I never want them to know the pain of a playground slight or the heartache of first love. I know that Gretchen would like nothing more than for Liam to know the heartache, and the joy, of a first love.

I have promised Gretchen that we will dance together at Liam’s wedding, and we will laugh and sing and have far too many cocktails. If adding a bake sale to my list of things to do today will make that promise come true, I’m all in. Won’t you join me?

Philosophy + Cookies for Kids’ Cancer

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Do you want to know the fastest, easiest way to place your order for Oatmeal Raisin Shower Gel from philosophy? Click here: www.philosophy.com/cookies . Then you are just steps away from smelling like a good cookie while being a Good Cookie and supporting Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.

Thank you, philosophy!!!

Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month – Cookies for Kids’ Cancer bake sales

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This weekend’s Cookies for Kids’ Cancer bake sales:

Coulter Residence – Burlwood Court – Louisville, Kentucky – Saturday, September 5 and Sunday, September 6

The Coulter’s are hosting their bake sale in honor of their almost two-year-old son Mason, who was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma at birth. Their brave warrior will be happy to serve yummy treats to Good Cookies!

Barnes Enterprises Auto Sales – West Main Street, East Brookfield, MA – Saturday, September 5 from 10am-2pm

Thanks to our partnership with philosophy, Good Cookies like the Cotes are learning about Cookies for Kids’ Cancer and jumping in with all their heart, ready to fight this horrible disease! Please join in tomorrow for lots of yummy treats for all the Good Cookies in the Brookfield area!

Bake Sale tutorial in pictures

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Host a Cookies for Kids’ Cancer bake sale. It’s a fun, happy way to bring awareness and support to an anything-but-fun disease. Here are a few pictures from the bake sale of one of Cookies for Kids’ Cancer’s biggest supporters – Katie I from Reading, PA who loves with all her heart and gives all she has to make a difference in the world of pediatric cancer. Read the captions for the ways Katie’s bake sale was personal, fun and brought in the dough!

Find the Cookies logo on our site, then hand make your signs for a personal touch. Get your kids involved!

Find the Cookies logo on our site, then hand make your signs for a personal touch. Get your kids involved!

Pretty, pretty packages. Use the logo look professional while keeping the cause in everyone's mind.

Pretty, pretty packages. Use the logo to look professional while keeping the cause in everyone's mind.

There's no place like home! Katie's bake took place right at home during her community yard sale. There were no hungry shoppers last Saturday.

There's no place like home! Katie's bake sale took place right at home during her community yard sale. There were no hungry shoppers last Saturday.

All about the kids! How adorable is Katie's little boy? Nothing brings in customers like a smiling face. Give all the kids who come to your table a Cookies for Kids' Cancer sticker to remind their parents of the cause when they get home.

All about the kids! How adorable is Katie's little boy? Nothing brings in customers like a smiling face. Give all the kids who come to your table a Cookies for Kids' Cancer sticker to remind their parents of the cause when they get home.

Work the crowd! See Katie in action? She's tireless and fearless. . .she'll remind every customer that every dollar raised counts. She also asked her company to match the funds she raised. They said, "YES," meaning every dollar donated counted double.

Work the crowd! See Katie in action? She's tireless and fearless. . .she'll remind every customer that every dollar raised counts. She also asked her company to match the funds she raised. They said, "YES," meaning every dollar donated counted double.

Have fun! With family and friends there to help, your bake sale will be a fun time to catch up while doing good.

Have fun! With family and friends there to help, your bake sale will be a fun time to catch up while doing good.

Host a bake sale – register today at www.cookiesforkidscancer.org.

If you cannot host a bake sale, please consider supporting our sponsors during Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month – the beautiful people of philosophy. Check out their promotion at www.philosophy.com/cookies . Bug a bottle of Oatmeal Raisin Shower Gel this month and 100% of the net proceeds go to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer research for pediatric cancer treatments.

Be a good cookie. Sell a good cookie.