Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Blog

Tough Cookie Bailee

Filed under: Inspire,Tough Cookies,Uncategorized — The Good Cookies @ 12:20 am September 7, 2016

Bailee’s mom shares her Tough Cookie’s story

Bailee was born with Down syndrome as well as a congenital heart defect.  At five months of age she had open-heart surgery to correct the heart defect.  We were aware that children with DS are at a slightly higher risk for leukemia but never thought it would happen.  Last fall, our family was busy with work, daycare, and daily life when, on October 6, 2015, three weeks before her third birthday, Bailee was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. In the weeks leading up to her diagnosis, she experienced severe bruising, unexplained illness, nose bleeds, and petechia (spots caused by bleeding into the skin). The past year has been tough on Bailee, as well as our family.  It’s been hard to see her sick from the disease and treatments. We spent her birthday and her sister’s birthday in the hospital. In some ways it feels like our lives stopped and the rest of the world went on without us. Fortunately, we were able to be together, as a family. Bailee is approaching one year in treatment and doing well. She will start preschool in a few weeks, and she’s happy to be able to do the things she loves again. Bailee enjoys going to the park, painting, playing with her little sister JoJo and her doggie Lucy. Our family is hopeful that the hardest part of our battle is over, but we realize we still have a long way to go.

Last September our family knew very little about childhood cancer. Today, we want to do what we can to spread awareness and make a difference. 

Read more about Kids Who Inspire Us here.

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Facts of Childhood Cancer

Filed under: Inspire — The Good Cookies @ 8:00 am July 15, 2016

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IN THE NEWS

Study Findings Reinforce Cookies’ Pursuit for Safer Childhood Cancer Treatments

A study released in the July issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology found that survivors of childhood cancer are at an increased risk for developing diabetes, thyroid problems, obesity and other endocrine abnormalities later in life. The study’s findings underscore the sole purpose behind Cookies for Kids’ Cancer— funding medical research to find new, improved childhood cancer treatments that are safer and less toxic.

Here are some of the stark facts of childhood cancer:

  • It is the #1 disease killer of children in the U.S.
  • Less than 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget goes to all childhood cancers combined.
  • Two-thirds of childhood cancer patients will develop long-term side effects, many life threatening — a result of the treatments that “cured” them.
  • Only four of the 12 most common types of childhood cancers have average survival rates over 80%.
  • 13,500 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer each year.

Together, with the help of thousands of Good Cookies, we are changing these facts and giving children facing cancer treatment the hope they deserve.

Help us to make a difference. Be a part of our #50states campaign this September—Childhood Cancer Awareness Month—and raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research. Be a Good Cookie.

Denny’s LOVES Good Cookies!

Filed under: Dennys,Inspire,Uncategorized — The Good Cookies @ 9:44 pm June 30, 2016

Denny’s across the US help raise funds for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer this July

Since 2011, select Denny’s in Arizona and New York have held an annual month-long campaign to raise funds for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. This year we are pleased to welcome Denny’s stores back! Throughout the month of July, nearly 50 stores are joining the cause and hosting events to help children battling cancer.

How it Works:

In exchange for a donation of their choice, customers can write their name or personal message on paper cookie. The “cookie” will then be added to a collection displayed throughout the restaurant. Every dollar raised will go to research for childhood cancer, the number one disease killer of children in the U.S.

To date, the Arizona and New York Denny’s have raised half of a million dollars for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. These funds are currently at work as a part of five research grants looking for new and less toxic treatments for pediatric cancer. Help us grant another $100,000 this July by stopping by a participating Denny’s near you. If everyone gives a little, it will add up to a lot and help make a difference for children fighting cancer.

Participating Stores

Scroll down for a complete list of all Denny’s stores participating in the July campaign. Don’t see a store near you? Stop by your local Denny’s and talk to them about being a Good Cookie this summer.

New York
Street Address City
8020 NIAGARA FALLS NIAGARA FALLS
2215 DELAWARE AVE BUFFALO
4610 GENESEE ST CHEEKTOWAGA
3165 SOUTHWESTERN BLVD ORCHARD PARK
5699 TRANSIT RD LOCKPORT
1881 RIDGE RD WEST SENECA
3920 MAPLE RD AMHERST
5092 CAMP RD HAMBURG
4445 MAIN ST BUFFALO
10390 BENNETT RD FREDONIA
364 WEST MAIN ST BATAVIA
8484 ALLEGHENY RD CORFU
4 PERINTON HILLS MALL FAIRPORT
4757 TRANSIT RD DEPEW
6591 THOMPSON RD SYRACUSE
201 LAWRENCE RD NORTH SYRACUSE
103 ELWOOD DAVIS RD SYRACUSE
2890 WEST RIDGE RD ROCHESTER
911 JEFFERSON RD ROCHESTER
7503 MAIN STREET FISHER VICTOR
160 EASTERN BLVD CANANDAIGUA
4240 LAKEVILLE RD GENESEO
3414 ERIE BLVD SYRACUSE
176 GRANT AVE AUBURN
5300 WEST GENESEE ST CAMILLUS
7873 BREWERTON RD CICERO
118  VICTORY HIGHWAY PAINTED POST
323 ELMIRA RD ITHACA
950 CHEMUNG ST HORSEHEADS
1142 ARSENAL ST WATERTOWN
813 CANANDAIGUA RD GENEVA
701 MOHAWK ST HERKIMER
200 SOUTH JAMES ST ROME
1078 GLENWOOD AVE ONEIDA
180 N. GENESEE ST UTICA
4024 VESTAL PARKWAY E VESTAL
1250 UPPER FRONT ST BINGHAMTON
411 ROUTE 211 EAST MIDDLETOWN
 

Pennsylvania

Street Address City
1716 E. 3rd St WILLIAMSPORT
131 PAPERMILL RD BLOOMSBURG
973 SUSQUEHANNA TRAIL SELINSGROVE
5609 NITTANY VALLEY DR MILL HALL
84 ROUTE 93 HAZELTON
488 KIDDER ST WILKES-BARRE
410 SCRANTON/CARBONDALE HWY SCRANTON
1283 RT 300 NEWBURGH
1623 OLIVER RD NEW MILFORD
 

Arizona

Street Address City
1758 W. HUNT HIGHWAY SAN TAN VALLEY

Share the Love

Filed under: About Cookies for Kids' Cancer,Inspire — The Good Cookies @ 8:58 pm January 22, 2016

This Sunday, January 24th, marks five years since Liam Witt’s battle with cancer came to an end. On Valentine’s Day 2011, hundreds gathered in New York City to celebrate the life of Liam Witt, the little boy who inspired his parents to start Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. While cancer cut his life short, Liam’s LOVE for people, for living, and for life has become his true, enduring legacy.

Liam Witt

Love Inspired Action…

Just 2 ½-years-old when diagnosed, Liam’s parents, Larry and Gretchen Witt, quickly learned of the lack of treatment options for pediatric cancers.  When his oncologist shared, “It’s not science that’s holding us back, it’s funding,” Gretchen knew she had to take action. But first, Liam had to be ushered through months of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. Throughout the process, his bravery and compassion inspired his parents. When he was declared to have no evidence of disease, they began to think of how to help other children.

The 2007 holiday season was approaching as Gretchen thought of ways to raise funds for a promising new treatment. She realized she needed something so sweet and comforting that it would conquer the fear associated with pediatric cancer. The answer? Cookies. With the help of 250 volunteers, Gretchen baked and sold 96,000 cookies – in person, online, any way she could – to raise funds. That original “bake sale” raised more than $420,000. Before long, people began reaching out asking, “What can I do to help?”

Photo Jan 24, 2 35 06 PM

A Transcending Love…

Reaching far beyond his family, Liam’s love knew no boundaries. Though he battled cancer off and on for nearly four years, he had special relationships with everyone he encountered, from doctors, nurses and teachers, to the firefighters of Engine 1/Ladder 24, the station he passed on his way home from school or treatments at Memorial Sloan-Kettering. 

He called the firefighters his “guys,” and made sure they all knew he loved them. And they weren’t afraid to show their love in return. In their station, they gave Liam his own locker, suit and helmet. On January 24, 2011, Liam’s battle came to an end. Suddenly, the numbers of his beloved Engine 1/Ladder 24 took on a special meaning.

For his Valentine’s Day memorial service,  an entire street in New York City was closed off as Liam’s “guys” honored him with a hero’s farewell. The message that day was to Love Like Liam. Today, his locker at the firehouse still serves as a reminder of that message.

- Liam Witt gets a hero s farewell YouTube

A Legacy of Love…

Liam’s love continues to inspire us and people everywhere. Since 2008, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer has granted more than $5 million to pediatric cancer research, funding four dozen projects and helping seven promising new treatments advance to clinical trial.

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer isn’t just about Liam. It’s not about one type of cancer. It’s about every child, everywhere. Every child deserves a fighting chance. As long as there are treatments sitting on shelves waiting for funding, we’ll be fighting to move them forward. This year, we hope you’ll be inspired to join us in sharing the love.

Share the Love cookies 2

Three simple way to help this Valentine’s Day:

  1. Order cookies. Delicious and all-natural, 100% of the profits goes to pediatric cancer research.
  2. Make a donation. You can select the type of cancer your gift supports, and feel good knowing your contribution will be used to find less toxic, more effective treatments for pediatric cancer research.
  3. Host an event. Thousands of bake sales and other grassroots events have been held in all 50 states and in 16 countries. No effort is too small to make a difference.  To sweeten the deal, our corporate partner, Babyganics, is matching all funds raised at events inspired by them, NOW through 2/14, as part of their $100,000 commitment to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer this year.  Register here and when asked how you heard about us, choose Babyganics to be eligible for your dollars to be doubled for pediatric cancer research. #BeAGoodCookie


#36aDay

Filed under: Events,Good Cookies,Inspire — The Good Cookies @ 2:48 pm October 19, 2015

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Every day, 36 families will hear the words “your child has cancer”. These four words turn whole worlds upside down. With your help, Cookies For Kids’ Cancer gives hope to children diagnosed by raising funds for research to develop new, less toxic, more effective treatments for the disease that claims the lives of more children than any other. In honor of every child diagnosed, we invite you to join the #36aDay campaign to raise money to fund a new research project.

What is #36aDay?

Never forget – 36 is the number of kids diagnosed with cancer each day in the US. And now with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, #36aday is a campaign that will get you moving while also raising money for research. What does “get moving” mean?

  • Simple: lace up your ASICS sneakers then run, walk, bike, or take a class for at least 36 minutes.

  • Don’t want to lace up? Lie down! Take a yoga or pilates class that’s at least 36 minutes long and dedicate your time to children battling cancer.

  • Like to swim? That counts, too. Jump in, swim laps and make it count for kids by going at least 36 minutes.

Truth: it doesn’t matter what you do, just get moving to honor the 36 children being diagnosed with cancer every single day.

How does #36aDay help kids?

In a word: fundraising. Through Cookies for Kids’ Cancer’s #36aday campaign, you can be a part of a national campaign of people who are on the move to make a difference for kids battling cancer. Join the overall campaign, start your own personal fundraising page, and then inspire your friends, family, neighbors or colleagues to donate in support of your efforts and in honor of kids. What are the next steps?

  • Register to join Cookies for Kids’ Cancer’s #36aday fundraising campaign.

  • Set two goals – first, set a personal goal. Do you want to get moving EVERY day for a month? Or maybe 3 times a week while training for a race? Are you trying to lose weight/get healthy/stay fit? Whatever the reason to get moving, don’t be afraid to name your personal goal and then do it for kids!

  • Second goal – fundraising. The way to help kids is by funding research, so inspire everyone you know to give. The more you raise, the bigger the difference you will make. Want to match dollar for dollar what the Federal Government gives for Phase 1 Clinical Trials? Raise $2,000. Or make your fundraising symbolic – perhaps raising $36 a day for 100 straight days. These are just two ideas – Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is happy to help you set a goal. . .and reach it.

  • Final step: share, share, share. Use your goals to educate your friends about childhood cancer and inspire them to support your goals. Send emails to everyone explaining why you are committed to #36aday, and don’t forget to share how close you are to meeting your goals. Even have fun with your updates – post pictures on social media that show your sneakers laced up, your yoga mat on the floor, or your elliptical timer at the beginning of a 36 minute workout. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer will help you with sample social media posts and reminders to keep going to meet your goals.   

Learn more and  register to start your #36aDay here

Share the Love with Cookies

Filed under: Inspire — The Good Cookies @ 9:35 am January 30, 2015

On Valentine’s Day 2011, hundreds gathered in New York City to celebrate the life of Liam Witt, the little boy who inspired his parents to start Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. While cancer cut his life short, Liam’s LOVE for people, for living, and for life has become his true, enduring legacy.

Liam WittLove Inspired Action…

Just 2 ½-years-old when diagnosed, Liam’s parents, Larry and Gretchen Witt, quickly learned of the lack of treatment options for pediatric cancers.  When his oncologist shared, “It’s not science that’s holding us back, it’s funding,” Gretchen knew she had to take action. But first, Liam had to be ushered through months of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. Throughout the process, his bravery and compassion inspired his parents. When he was declared to have no evidence of disease, they began to think of how to help other children.

The 2007 holiday season was approaching as Gretchen thought of ways to raise funds for a promising new treatment. She realized she needed something so sweet and comforting that it would conquer the fear associated with pediatric cancer. The answer? Cookies. With the help of 250 volunteers, Gretchen baked and sold 96,000 cookies – in person, online, any way she could – to raise funds. That original “bake sale” raised more than $420,000. Before long, people began reaching out asking, “What can I do to help?”

A Transcending Love…

Photo Jan 24, 2 35 06 PMReaching far beyond his family, Liam’s love knew no boundaries. Though he battled cancer off and on for nearly four years, he had special relationships with everyone he encountered, from doctors, nurses and teachers, to the firefighters of Engine 1/Ladder 24, the station he passed on his way home from school or treatments at Memorial Sloan-Kettering. 

He called the firefighters his “guys,” and made sure they all knew he loved them. And they weren’t afraid to show their love in return. In their station, they gave Liam his own locker, suit and helmet. On January 24, 2011, Liam’s battle came to an end. Suddenly, the numbers of his beloved Engine 1/Ladder 24 took on a special meaning.

For his Valentine’s Day memorial service,  an entire street in New York City was closed off as Liam’s “guys” honored him with a hero’s farewell. The message that day was to Love Like Liam. Today, his locker at the firehouse still serves as a reminder of that message.

- Liam Witt gets a hero s farewell   YouTubeA Legacy of Love…

Liam’s love continues to inspire us and people everywhere. Since 2008, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer has granted more than $5 million to pediatric cancer research, funding four dozen projects and helping seven promising new treatments advance to clinical trial.

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer isn’t just about Liam. It’s not about one type of cancer. It’s about every child, everywhere. Every child deserves a fighting chance. As long as there are treatments sitting on shelves waiting for funding, we’ll be fighting to move them forward. This year, we hope you’ll be inspired to join us in sharing the love.

Three simple way to help this Valentine’sShare the Love cookies 2 Day:

  1. Order cookies. Delicious and all-natural, 100% of the profits goes to pediatric cancer research.
  2. Make a donation. You can select the type of cancer your gift supports, and feel good knowing your contribution will be used to find less toxic, more effective treatments for pediatric cancer research.
  3. Host an event. Thousands of bake sales and other grassroots events have been held in all 50 states and in 16 countries. No effort is too small to make a difference.  As a thank you, Bormioli Rocco is sending a limited edition keepsake Fido jar to the first 100 Good Cookies they inspire to host an event. #BeAGoodCookie

 

 

Thank You to All the #OXOGoodCookies

Filed under: Corporate Partnerships,Good Cookies,Inspire,Recipes — The Good Cookies @ 1:13 pm October 15, 2014

Food Bloggers Bake a Difference for Kids Fighting Cancer

Photo credit: MelanieMakes.com

In September, our dedicated friends at OXO kicked off their annual Cookies for Kids’ Cancer fundraising efforts with the #OXOGoodCookies campaign to promote specially marked OXO baking products at retailers.

2014 Oxo StickerPartnering with over 100 bloggers, OXO donated $100 for every #OXOGoodCookies blog post, and over 109 bloggers participated, sharing their cookie recipes to help raise over $10,000 for childhood cancer research. In 2014, OXO will donate up to $100,000 to Cookies for Kids’ cancer through the sales of specially marked items, event matches and other fundraising efforts.

You can be an OXO Good Cookie too! Host an event to benefit Cookies for Kids’ Cancer between now and December 31, and OXO will match your event proceeds. Let these bloggers inspire you to bake a difference and get involved!

We are so grateful to all of the bloggers who participated to share the story of kids who need our help.

Name Blog
Stephanie Saunders 52 Kitchen Adventures
Martha Pesa A Family Feast
Jessica Tuttle A Kitchen Addiction
Betty Ann Quirino Asian In America
Beth Branch bethcakes
Betsy Haley Betsylife
Zainab Mansaray-Storms Blahnik Baker
Christine Carlisle Chew Nibble Nosh
Cate Bartolacci Chez CateyLou
Caroline Edwards Chocolate & Carrots
Carla Cardello Chocolate Moosey
Joan Hayes Chocolate, Chocolate and More
Yelena Strokin Cooking Melangery
Donna Currie Cookistry
Meriem Kouar Culinary Couture
Erin Indahl-Fink Delightful E Made
Joanne Bruno Eats Well With Others
Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez girlichef
Camille Gabel Growing Up Gabel
Lauren Keating Healthy. Delicious.
Alice Choi Hip Foodie Mom
Anita Schecter Hungry Couple
Kaitlin Lunny I Can Cook That
Becca Heflin It’s Yummi!
Robin Runner Knead to Cook
Natalie Dicks Life Made Simple
LeAndra Spicer Love & Flour
Christi Johnstone Love From The Oven
Lynda McMillen Me and My Pink Mixer
Taylor Kiser Food Faith Fitness
Mely Martinez Mexico in my Kitchen
Pamela Braun My Man’s Belly
Karyn Granrud Pint Sized Baker
Annemarie Rossi Real Food Real Deals
Mercedes Porter Satisfy My Sweet Tooth
Julie Grice Savvy Eats
Stephie Swope Stephie Cooks
Susan Palmer The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
Amy Singleton The Nifty Foodie
Amy Flanigan Very Culinary
Kelly Life Made Sweeter
Kimberly Schiffel Bake Love Give
Alyssa Brantley EverydayMaven
Jeanette Chen Jeanette’s Healthy Living
Diane Haller My Life as Robin’s Wife
Rachel Roe Tramplingrose: Cooking, Baking & Ranting in Small-Town South Dakota
Emily Dicks It Bakes Me Happy
Jennifer Drummond Peanut Butter and Peppers
Maeghan Lovejoy The Way to His Heart
Sydney Kramer Crepes of Wrath
Erin Vasicek The Spiffy Cookie
Jesseca Hallows One Sweet Appetite
Marlynn Schotland Urban Bliss Life
Kaylin Perkins Keep it Simple, Sweetie
Ashley Cote Spoonful of Flavor
Rachel Conners Bakerita
Julianne Bayer Beyond Frosting
Aaron Hutcherson The Hungry Hutch
Courtney Champion Cook Like a Champion
Devon Nicole Harris WonkyWonderful
Cristina Moore Teenie Cakes
Coleen Hill The Redhead Baker
Marion Myers Life Tastes Good
Tanya Schroeder Lemons for Lulu
Sam Seeley Sweet Remedy
Heather King Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Megan Myers Stetted
Josie Young maede.for.you.
Alicia Carlson Alicia Carlson Photography
Marnely Rodriguez-Murray Cooking with Books
Alexandra Azary Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker
Melanie Bauer Melanie Makes
April Aceto Food n’ Focus
Linda Arceo Giggles, Gobbles and Gulps
Carla Walker Carlas Confections
Lisa Bowie Creole Contessa
Stephanie Day Eat. Drink. Love.
Jill McOwen Foodtastic Mom
Holly Waterfall Happy Food Healthy Life
Aubrey Griffin Homegrown & Healthy
Julie Evink Julie’s Eats & Treats
Stacie Billis One Hungry Mama
Jocelyn Brubaker Inside BruCrew Life
Jennifer Lee Kirbie’s Cravings
Danielle Green Krafted Koch
Jenni Field Pastry Chef Online
Robyn Burgess Runaway Apricot
Robin Wilson Simply Southern Baking
Yvo Sin The Feisty Foodie
Laura Tabacca The Spiced Life
Mary Frances McNellis The Sweet {Tooth} Life
Ala Shih Wallflour Girl
Rachel Rappaport Coconut & Lime
Dorothy Reinhold Shockingly Delicious
Jennifer McHenry Bake or Break
Jessica Reddick Gatlin My Baking Heart
Rachel Matthews A Southern Fairytale
Kristy Bernardo The Wicked Noodle
Heather Cheney Heather likes food
Renee Quintana Tortillas and Honey
Carrie Vibert Poet in the Pantry
Aly Cleary Cooking In Stilettos
Katerina Petrovski Diethood
Nichelle Stephens Cupcakes Take The Cake
Sheila Johnson Eat 2 Gather
Brandie Valenzuela Home Cooking Memories
Meghan McDermott Spoonful of Flour
Andrea Watson The Blonde In The Apron
Eleni Konstas Whiskey Bacon

 

We Took The Gratitude Challenge! #IAmGrateful

Filed under: Good Cookies,Inspire — The Good Cookies @ 8:34 am October 8, 2014

 

We have to admit, we feel like we cheated a little bit on this challenge! During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, supporters from all over the country came together to host nearly 300 events in over 180 cities — ALL to benefit kids battling cancer. Just how challenging can it be to write a list of things for which you are grateful after a month like that? Thank you for Being Good Cookies in September and always.

Thank YouASICS for designing the only shoe dedicated to raising money and awareness for childhood cancer. #ASICSGoodCookies #IAmGrateful

Thank You…runners, walkers, bikers and swimmers for getting active to support kids battling cancer! #TeamGoodCookies #IAmGrateful

Thank You…Good Cookie schools! Some of you “Put A Lid On Cancer.” Some of you hosted bake sales. Some of you sold Cookie Grams! #KidsHelpingKids #IAmGrateful

Thank YouOXO for creating a way for event hosts to double their impact. OXO matched donations from event hosts all over the country as well as created a special product line of kitchen tools to benefit Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. #IAmGrateful

Thank You…Good Cookie restaurants and businesses for sharing your profits to help children battling cancer. Proceeds from jewelry to pizzas to dog treats supported childhood cancer research in September. #DoWhatYouKnow #DoWhatYouLove #IAmGrateful

Thank You…#OXOGoodCookie bloggers! It was hard to keep from drooling on our keyboards over all of your sweet treats! We enjoyed reading how each of you chose to #BakeADifference for children fighting cancer. #IAmGrateful

Thank YouKing Arthur Flour Bake Truck for visiting New York City! These Good Cookies took up shop in the city, baking fresh treats in support of kids in battle. #IAmGrateful

Thank You…for celebrating your birthday with us! From 7 years old to 65 years old, Good Cookies asked friends and family to donate to kids battling cancer in honor of their birthdays. #Birthdays4Kids #IAmGrateful

Thank You…for hosting bake sales at the office, town day events, schools, pageants, athletic events…the list goes on and on! You can (and did) make a big difference with a little cookie. #IAmGrateful

Thank YouPan Am Equities for Loving Like Liam. Pan Am thanked its residents with cookies and encouraged each one to #BeAGoodCookie by matching gifts made to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. #IAmGrateful

Thank YouBrownie Brittle for allowing us to eat a sweet treat and support kids fighting cancer at the same time! Not only does every package of Brownie Brittle sold support childhood cancer research, founder Sheila G Mains teamed with actress Jamie King to host a bake sale at The Grove in LA in September. #IAmGrateful

Thank YouMomofuku Milk Bar for adding yet another ingredient to your Compost Cookies — a donation to kids fighting cancer! #IAmGrateful

Thank YouNestlé Toll House Café for creating a sweet deal to support kids battling cancer. Café guests were able to give a donation to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer and satisfy their sweet tooth at the same time. Customers received a coupon for their next treat in exchange for their donation. (This deal is still available through October 31! Find a café near you!) #IAmGrateful

Thank YouBormioli Rocco for hosting its first-ever grassroots bake sale at Eataly in NYC! We appreciate all the NYC bakeries that donated sweet delights to make this event a success. #IAmGrateful

Thank You…for Being A Good Cookie by buying good cookies. What a sweet way to brighten someone’s day and help fund research for better, more effective treatments for childhood cancer. #IAmGrateful

Thank You…for being social butterflies! We loved seeing your photos, hearing your stories and reading your blog posts. Spreading the word raises awareness and encourages everyone to get involved! #BeAGoodCookie #IAmGrateful

A Good Cookie Partner: generationOn

Filed under: Good Cookies,Inspire — The Good Cookies @ 7:13 am September 12, 2014

 

Meet our new Good Cookie friends at generationOn! GenerationOn is helping to mobilize more Cookies for Kids’ Cancer supporters by sharing #GoodCookie stories and inspiring a network of 750,000 kids to make a difference in the world through volunteer service. The generationOn team wrote a guest blog post to share their story.

Hi Good Cookies,generationOn

Here at generationOn, we’re so excited to be teaming up with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer to help spread the word about Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September! We love the 50 State Challenge and strongly encourage folks to register a fundraising event!

For those who may not have heard of generationOn or what we do, we’ve included some information below. We have a lot going on through the end of the year, and we’re excited to fill you in:

What is generationOn?

GenerationOn is the youth and family service division of Points of Light, igniting the power of kids, teens and families to make their mark on the world. GenerationOn inspires, equips and mobilizes over 750,000 kids and teens annually to take action through service, service learning and youth leadership initiatives. It also provides tools and resources to kids, teens, families, youth practitioners and educators to help kids change the world and themselves through service. You can find out more about us at generationOn.org.

Upcoming generationOn campaigns and initiatives

Family Volunteer Day

Family Volunteer Day is a day of service that demonstrates and celebrates the power of families who volunteer together; supporting their neighborhoods, communities and the world. Points of Light created the day 23 years ago to showcase the benefits of family volunteering and to provide opportunities for families to help create supportive environments in their communities.

This year, Family Volunteer Day takes place on November 22. It is managed by generationOn in partnership with our exclusive sponsor, Disney Friends for Change, a global initiative that inspires kids and families to take action to help people, communities and the planet, as well as our HandsOn network affiliate partners across the country.

For more information on Family Volunteer Day, please visit generationOn.org.

Joy Maker Campaign

Did you know that twenty-two percent of all children live in families with incomes below the federal poverty level? It can be especially hard for some of these families to afford presents during the holiday season. GenerationOn and Hasbro are challenging students to give back, get involved and spread joy. For each act of service completed from November 24—December 10, Hasbro will donate a toy or game to Toys for Tots.

This year, participating schools will receive a toolkit to assist in the planning and execution of service projects. Schools that share their story of service with a picture will be entered to win prizes, including funds to do more service, a celebrity-attended holiday party, and more!

Join us!

We’d love for you to join us and participate in Family Volunteer Day, Joy Maker, or both! Find out more about how you can get involved on our website, generationOn.org.

generationOn Clubs

Looking to stay involved over the course of the year?

You can register a generationOn Club and continue to do service for the whole year! GenerationOn Clubs are groups of young people, supported by adults, who work together to do meaningful hands-on service projects locally, nationally, and globally, documenting their impact and sharing their success stories online. Young people can start a Club with friends, at schools, in faith-based and community organizations, or as a Club within an existing youth organization.

The generationOn Clubs program equip parents, educators and young leaders with the tools and resources to implement service projects, share their successes and be recognized for their service. Elementary-age kids can participate in Kids Care Clubs, led by an adult facilitator, while middle and high school-age youth can lead or participate in generationOn Service Clubs, supported by an adult advisor. Registration is free and easy! Learn more at www.generationOn.org/clubs.

Top 10 Ways to Support Cookies for Kids’ Cancer in September

Filed under: Good Cookies,Inspire — The Good Cookies @ 3:00 pm August 27, 2014

 

Top 10 Collage

Be part of the solution during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and find a way (or lots of ways!) to support children battling cancer. From Boston to LA, over 250 events are being held in all 50 states to raise funds and awareness for the 40,000 children actively battling cancer. Thank you for banding together in the #50States4Kids movement.

How will you #BeAGoodCookie this September?2014 Oxo Sticker

  1. Bake a Difference with OXO: Update and add to your OXO kitchen gadget collection by purchasing one of the specially-marked items at a retailer near you. Your purchase of each specially-marked item triggers a donation from OXO to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer as part of OXO’s $100,000 commitment. From cookie scoops to spatulas, look for the green OXO Good Cookie sticker to be part of “baking a difference.”
  2. Host an Event and Double your Support: In addition to helping you have the latest and greatest in kitchen tools, OXO has another way to help you make a bigger difference this September. Now through December 31, OXO will give up to $100,000 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer through event matches, product sales, and other fundraising efforts. Host a bake sale, organize a charity yard sale, get your school or church involved…whatever works for you! Register now!
  3. Dress for Success with ASICS: Shop the exclusive ASICS Cookies for Kids’ Cancer line of shoes and accessories, which includes options for both kids and adults. ASICS makes the only shoe dedicated to childhood cancer awareness, complete with a gold ribbon stitched on the back. Don’t delay – last year the collection sold out in a matter of days! Dash to your local retailer or order online today.
  4. Grab a Sweet Treat at Nestle Toll House Café: Beginning September 13 (Childhood Cancer Awareness Day), over 100 Nestle Toll House Café locations around the country will kick off a month-long promotion for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Make a donation to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer when you purchase an ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookie, and receive $1 off your next Nestle Toll House Café treat!
  5. Get Your Chocolate Fix with Brownie Brittle: Send your children a chocolaty treat with their lunch, or cap off a tough day at the office with a bag of Brownie Brittle. Keep an eye out for the green Cookies for Kids’ Cancer logo on the bag and know that you are helping kids with every bite. If you live in the LA area, stop by the Brownie Brittle bake sale co-hosted by Jaime King and Brownie Brittle founder Sheila G. Mains at The Grove on Sunday, September 7 from 1-4 to make a difference — Brownie Brittle will be matching all funds donated from the sale up to $10,000!
  6. Order Up Salty & Sweet through Momofuku Milk Bar: What happens when you mix pretzels, potato chips, coffee, oats, butterscotch, and chocolate chips? You get the Compost Cookie, made famous by top pastry chef, bakery owner, and Cookies for Kids’ Cancer board member, Christina Tosi. After you stop drooling over that sweet and salty ingredient list, order your own tin of Compost Cookies, and $1 from each tin will be donated to childhood cancer research in September.
  7. Run…or walk, or bike or swim: Now that you have eaten all the goodies from Nestle, Brownie Brittle, and Momofuku Milk Bar, it is time to lace up those exclusive ASICS shoes and get moving for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer! Sign up for a local race and ask friends to support your efforts by giving a donation. We’ll give you your own online fundraising page so you can track how you are making every step count.
  8. Update your Good Cookie Wardrobe: We have a new look! Spread the word about Cookies for Kids’ Cancer by purchasing one of our brand-new Be A Good Cookie tees. Our Gift Shop is a one-stop shop for your entire family. #BeAGoodCookie
  9. Send Cookies: Earn “Good Cookie” points with in-laws, co-workers, friends, or your child’s teacher. Order a box of our delicious, all-natural cookies and feel good knowing 100% of the profits go to childhood cancer research. You don’t even have to turn on the oven!
  10. Make a Gift: When you choose to donate to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, you are helping fund critically needed childhood cancer research to find safer, more effective treatments. YOU ARE GIVING HOPE. Thank you for making a difference.
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