It all started with 96,000 cookies…
Upon 2-year-old Liam Witt’s diagnosis with neuroblastoma in 2007, his parents were shocked to learn of the lack of effective treatments for pediatric cancers due to lack of funding. They pledged to support the development of research for safer, more effective treatments. With the help of 250 volunteers, his mom Gretchen baked and sold 96,000 cookies, raising more than $400,000 for research. Word quickly spread, and people from across the country began asking, “What can I do to help?”
Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is committed to raising funds for research to develop new, improved treatments for pediatric cancer, the #1 disease killer of children in the U.S. We provide inspiration and support for individuals, businesses and organizations to raise funds by hosting local events.Click here to register an event!
Be a Good Cookie
There are many ways to “Be a Good Cookie” and get involved. Hosting a fundraising event is just one idea. Send our gourmet cookies as gifts, shop our online gift shop, make a donation, create a fundraising page – it all makes a difference! Good Cookies host events of all shapes and sizes – from collecting change to 5Ks to community-wide bake sales, the opportunities to get involved are limitless.
About the Founders
Gretchen and Larry Witt founded Cookies for Kids’ Cancer in 2008. Their efforts have always been inspired by their son Liam’s battle with stage IV cancer. Tragically, Liam came to the end of his courageous 4-year fight with cancer on January 24, 2011 at the age of 6. Though devastated by his loss, the Witts remain more determined than ever to continue the fight against pediatric cancer. Gretchen Witt accepts speaking engagements with 100% of her speaker’s fees going directly to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Click here to learn more.