RICHMOND COOKIES FOR KIDS’ CANCER BAKE SALE RAISES MONEY FOR PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH
Richmond, Va. (Sept. 11, 2010) – Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a nonprofit created by a former Richmond resident, has enabled everyday people raise more than one million dollars to support research for new and improved therapies for pediatric cancers. Through local bake sales, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer provides the inspiration and support for individuals, communities and businesses to help fight pediatric cancer.
When the son of Cookies founder Gretchen Holt experienced a recent relapse, Holt called on friends across the nation to raise funds to fight cancer. Her former Richmond co-workers joined forces and, with the help of hundreds of volunteers, and several local business including CRT/tanaka, the Mixing Bowl, the Carytown Merchants Association and Jacqueline’s Gourmet Cookies, they are planning Richmond’s biggest bake sale.
Join us on Saturday, September 11 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. raise money for pediatric cancer research. To purchase cookies for the Cookies for Kids’ Cancer cause, please visit:
• Six Carytown locations including: Kroger, Dogma, Carytown Cleaners, Ten Thousands Villages, 3100 West Cary Street and a Cookies Carry Out and Drive Thru at 2901 West Cary Street, across from the Byrd Theatre.
• Short Pump Wal-mart: 11400 West Broad Street, Glen Allen
• Sam’s Club: 901 Wal-Mart Way, Midlothian
• Kroger: 14101 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian
• Barnes & Noble: 5501 West Broad Street, Libbie Place (10-2 p.m.)
The day before the regional sale, Cookies for Kids Cancer’s first Mobile Bake Sale (a trolley donated by WINN Transportation) will make scheduled stops in downtown Richmond (12 – 1:30 p.m.) and at corporate offices throughout the area.
Learn more about the event on Facebook. Search for “Cookies for Kids Cancer Richmond.” To donate online, go to www.firstgiving.com/cookiesforkidscancer.
The first Cookies for Kids’ Cancer bake sale was held in December 2007, when the mom of a young child with cancer decided to have an enormous bake sale where she and others would sell 96,000 cookies to raise money to help fund a pediatric cancer treatment in development. With the help of more than 250 volunteers, all 96,000 cookies were baked and sold in just three weeks. The bake sale raised over $400,000. From the support the first bake sale received, the idea to create an organization for people to hold their own bake sales came to life with the creation of a national organization.
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. Childhood cancers are the number one disease killer of children – more than asthma, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and pediatric AIDS combined. Nearly 13,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. Survivors of childhood cancer face a broad range of physical and psychological challenges imposed by the disease, and some will suffer its long-term effects for the rest of their lives. Despite all these statistics, there has not been a new drug developed specifically for pediatric cancer in 20 years.
Together we can raise the funds and awareness necessary to change the face of pediatric cancer research and to provide more families and children with the hope they deserve. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is committed to raising the funds to support research for new and improved therapies for pediatric cancer. Make the future of pediatric cancers something more than a scary statistic. Join the fight because every child deserves a chance to live their dreams.
Visit www.cookiesforkidscancer.org to find how you can support Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.