A $50,000 (and counting) weekend. . .

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 7:59 pm October 9, 2010
Cookies for Kids’ Cancer started the weekend excited to watch NASCAR Champion Jimmie Johnson race the Samsung Helmet of Hope Lowe’s #48 car and wear the actual Helmet of Hope during the race in California. The car and helmet represent $30,000 in grants to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer which will be directed toward research grants for new treatments for pediataric cancer, so no doubt, we’ll be watching with pride. But the past 24 hours have brought more exciting news to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer as we’ve been jumping up and down over the TWO bake sales that raised $10,000 EACH, with more donations still coming in from both of them. So in all, we’re calling this a $50,000 weekend. . .and we’re still waiting on totals.

One of the big, $10,000+ bake sales is located in New York City, beginning at OXO headquarters on Thursday and Friday, followed by Chelsea Market today and tomorrow. It’s the third annual bake sale for the OXO team who have a special connection to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer since they’ve known Liam, the amazing kid who inspired this organization, since before he was born. The team’s passion to raise these critical funds for pediatric cancer research is so clear in every package, every cookie, every face at their events.

Check out the display at the OXO bake sale.

In addition to OXO’s sweet success, an amazing volunteer in Greenville, South Carolina is enjoying the fruits of her labors this evening. After registering her bake sale in May, Laura Black spent the summer spreading the word and rallying her entire community to get behind her effort to host a bake sale and raise as much money as possible for pediatric cancer research. Throughout the day today, she sent in pictures of her day, and the last text we received from her said, “$10,000 and counting. . .” How incredible is THAT? After being inspied by several families with children battling cancer, Laura’s efforts have been greatly rewarded. Check out pictures from her event and stay tuned for final totals on both of these amazing events!

Event host Laura Black and cupcake cutie daughter Lucy

Kids inspired by kids. . .

Greenville, SC Bake Sale

Personalized Cookie stickers

What an adorable Good Cookie!

Even the cars had Cookie spirit!

Want to hear more updates from this exciting weekend? Please check back with us on Facebook tomorrow as we cheer on Jimmie Johnson when he drives the Helmet of Hope car, plus we’ll have updates on OXO’s total and Laura Black’s total. And thanks for your Good Cookie support!