On the move. . .

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 7:23 pm May 30, 2010

For the past few weeks, the Cookies for Kids’ Cancer blog has been at a complete standstill. You might think nothing has been going on, but that couldn’t be further from reality. You see, thanks to YOU, everything at Cookies is growing and GOING so fast, the blog is actually the only thing not moving.

Adorable kids hosting their school bake sale in Staten Island, NY.

Adorable kids hosting their school bake sale in Staten Island, NY.

Since the last blog post, there have been over 250 bake sales in 43 states plus the District of Columbia. Also, more than 200 bake sales are coming up this summer. We’re averaging about 40 bake sales every single weekend, and what better time for bake sales – with beautiful weather and outdoor activities?

We’re thrilled to announce that two different groups in Vermont registered bake sales that are coming up this summer. We’re so excited about Vermont bake sales – up until now there hadn’t been any Vermont events. Yay, Vermont! (PS – If you know any Good Cookies in North Dakota, please spread the word. . .once we have a North Dakota bake sale, Cookies will have touched all 50 states!)

Erica O'Connor with daughters Sydney (pediatric cancer survivor) and Avery before their bake sale.

Erica O'Connor with daughters Sydney (pediatric cancer survivor) and Avery before their bake sale.

We’ve added Bake Sale Kits to our site – featuring perfect bags for your event and beautiful Cookies for Kids’ Cancer logo stickers included to make your bake sale unmistakably a “Cookies” event.

Bake Sale host Greg Cabral with a Good Coookie supporter.

Bake Sale host Greg Cabral with a Good Coookie supporter.

Good Cookies featured at Greg Cabral's bake sale in California.

Good Cookies featured at Greg Cabral's bake sale in California.

Last weekend in Charlotte, NC, another $10,000+ bake sale was held for NASCAR fans in the area. In Colorado, Erica O’Connor and her daughters – one who is a survivor – raised over $3,000 at their first bake sale. Hosts in Brooklyn and Michigan and California raised over $2,000 each. Plus, we’ve met Good Cookies in Oregon and Kentucky and South Carolina who will be hosting bake sales all summer, with the goal of raising $50 or $100 per week knowing that EVERY SINGLE DOLLAR makes a difference in the world of pediatric cancer research.

Good Cookies at Lauren Fitzgerald's Staten Island bake sale.

Good Cookies at Lauren Fitzgerald's Staten Island bake sale.

Thanks to each and every Good Cookie who is taking the time to host events. Because of you, families battling pediatric cancer all across the country and around the world have HOPE for a better future for their most precious resource – their kids.

Sydney O'Connor, pediatric cancer survivor, enjoying her Cookies for Kids' Cancer bake sale.

Sydney O'Connor, pediatric cancer survivor, enjoying her Cookies for Kids' Cancer bake sale.

And while we celebrate the victories of each day and the generosity of individuals, at Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, we are always looking ahead. We look to tomorrow for HOPE. We look forward because it’s the FUTURE. And we look ahead to see the new ways we can celebrate Good Cookies making a difference.

MARS bake sale goodies.

MARS bake sale goodies.

Soon, it will be Father’s Day. We think you should celebrate with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer cookies.

Then, there will be July 4th picnics and parades would be perfect with a Cookies for Kids’ Cancer bake sale.

In August, children everywhere will return to school.

And then there is September.

September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. September is also the month of Cookies for Kids’ Cancer’s 2nd Anniversary. September is our next BIG month. We hope every single Good Cookie who has been a part of the Cookies for Kids’ Cancer momentum will join us this September to bring awareness to our shared mission and to celebrate our 2nd Anniversary.

Because of you, we are GROWING. . .by leaps and bounds, just like the kids who we fight for as they fight for their lives.

Bake Sale in Birkdale Village, Huntersville, NC.

Bake Sale in Birkdale Village, Huntersville, NC.