“Team Good Cookies” Upcoming Events Preview

Filed under: About Cookies for Kids' Cancer,Donations,Team Good Cookies — admin @ 8:43 am July 31, 2013

We’re excited to introduce “Team Good Cookies,” where individuals and groups can raise funds for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer while training for a race or athletic event. We encourage everyone, whether planning an event, training for an event, or if you’ve been thinking about running a race, to use this opportunity to make a difference while you do. Click here to learn more about Team Good Cookies and how you can join!

Here’s a sneak preview of a few events coming up this fall in support of Team Good Cookies:

Event: Iron Force Athletics All Out Against Cancer

  • Location: Natick, MA (near Boston)
  • Date: Sept. 7, 2013
  • Time: 9 AM – 4 PM
  • Details: Stay tuned for more details!
  • Features: 5K & Hybrid Throwdown

Event: Plant City Good Cookie 5K

Event: The Perfect 10

  • Location: West Windsor, NJ
  • Date: Oct. 13, 2013
  • Details: No boys allowed – This one is for the ladies!
  • Features: 10 mile race, 5K, and 1-mile “Daughter Dash” (ages 5-13)

Event: Indianapolis Monumental Marathon

  • Location: Indianapolis, IN
  • Date: Nov. 2, 2013
  • Details: Indiana’s largest & fastest marathon
  • Features: Boston Qualifying Monumental Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K,  and Kids’ Fun Run

Ask us how you can get a discount on the Indianapolis Marathon registration fee when running in support of Team Good Cookies!

September Sneak Peek

Filed under: Corporate Partnerships,Good Cookies,Inspire — admin @ 7:00 am July 30, 2013

In honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Cookies for Kids’ Cancer’s 5th anniversary, we’ll be revealing special surprises and incentives throughout the month of September. And with the support of Good Cookies nationwide and a few of our corporate partners, we hope to make this September our best yet. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the events coming this September.

Corporate Partner Events

ASICS Limited Edition Sneaker

In September, ASICS is supporting Cookies for Kids’ Cancer with the release of a limited edition sneaker. Proceeds from the special pediatric cancer awareness shoe, available for both kids and adults, will be donated to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. The shoes will only be available through September, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to support pediatric cancer research with serious style. Stay tuned for more details.

OXO Annual Match

This September, OXO will launch its 3rd annual pledge to donate $100,000 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. One part of this generous gift will come through the offer  match funds raised at events throughout fall. In addition, OXO will release specially marked editions of 10 products, with proceeds from sales going to Cookies for Kids Cancer. Check back for more details on the annual OXO campaign.

King Arthur Flour Match

Beginning in September, King Arthur Flour will be matching funds raised at events this fall, up to $25,000. In addition, proceeds from sales of specially marked packages of flour will be donated to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Stay tuned for more details on these incentives and others, including the chance to be a King Arthur Flour Bake Sale Hero!

Good Cookie Events

Richmond, VA: Annual Citywide Bake Sale

The Good Cookies in Richmond, VA are back again for their 4th annual citywide bake sale! Residents in Richmond, from parents and students to transportation employees and businesses– have held three citywide events in the past three years, and have raised more than $150,000 for pediatric cancer research. On Sept. 7, the big day returns, and they’re anticipating their best event yet. Learn more about the Citywide Bake Sale.

Fort Mill, SC: 30 Days for a Cure

Dana Boutwell, Fort Mill’s Strawberry Queen, selected Cookies for Kids’ Cancer as her platform, and is planning multiple events throughout September.One exciting event will be on Sept. 2 at the Charlotte Knight’s game! Fans can expect to see the players wearing  yellow wristbands in honor of Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. In addition, tickets for a special group of seats will be available for purchase, and a portion of proceeds will be donated to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Stay tuned for details.

The Kids Who Inspire Us to Fight

Filed under: Good Cookies,Inspire — admin @ 10:57 am July 17, 2013

Dear Good Cookies,

From our window on the world of pediatric cancer, the Cookies for Kids’ Cancer team PERSONALLY knows 4 children who lost their courageous battles with cancer this week. Beyond those 4 faces, there have been at least 65 other children who have lost their battle in the past 7 days.

As a matter of fact every single week day, 46 children are diagnosed with this cruel disease, totaling more than 13,000 children a year. To us, these are not simply numbers – these are beautiful individuals with all the promise the world has to offer.

We refuse to allow their stories to be simply sad, with potentially tragic endings. Their stories inspire us each day to do all we can to give hope to families facing this battle.

Click here to read the stories of just a few of the Kids Who Inspire Us. Then please consider taking action to make a difference.

Click here to learn more about how you can get involved.

Kick Summer Boredom

Filed under: Bake Sale,Good Cookies,Inspire,Uncategorized — admin @ 10:31 am July 9, 2013

While the first weeks of summer fly by with vacations, camps and days at the pool, there comes a point where activities to keep the kids entertained aren’t easy to find. But with these five ways to kick summer boredom, your family can keep busy and give back at the same time.

1. Switch Up the Menu

Summer is a great time to get creative with recipes, especially since colorful refreshing fruit like watermelon is in season.

The opportunities for summer treats are endless. Like these easy-to-make watermelon “cookies,” sure to be a hit at any bake sale. Get more summer recipe ideas by following Cookies for Kids’ Cancer on Pinterest.

Share your favorite summer event ideas with us on Twitter and Facebook too!

2. Bring in the Troops

Planning a Cookies for Kids’ Cancer fundraiser with a Girl Scout troop is a great way for the group to have fun, bond and get involved with the community.

Additionally, any Girl Scout troop that holds a bake sale or other fundraising event will receive special Cookies for Kids’ Cancer patches for their support.

Ask about getting a troop involved today!

3. Have a Car Wash

On a hot summer day, nothing feels better than splashing in the water. Next time you’re thinking about heading to the pool or turning on the sprinklers, hold a car wash instead.

Not only will the kids enjoy decorating signs and posters, but they’ll have fun in the water, all while raising much-needed funds for pediatric cancer research.

Sign up to host an event today!

4. Start a New Tradition

Follow the lead of these Good Cookies in the Hamptons, who just held their FOURTH annual 4th of July bake sale for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Independence Day may be over, but Labor Day will be here before you know it.

National Kids’ Day and Founders’ Day are in August as well. Think about some holidays or occasions coming up this summer and celebrate by starting a new Good Cookie tradition.

5. Involve Local Businesses

Good Cookies host events in all shapes and sizes, and no effort is too small to make a difference. If you find yourself with time to spare or could use something already planned to raise funds, take advantage of the opportunity.

Many businesses offer discounted prices for charity fundraisers, and will even donate items for your event. Organize a percentage night at a local burger hang-out or ice cream shop. Turn a birthday party at the bowling alley into fundraiser. Every dollar counts.