The season of love is here! To celebrate, our friends at Bormioli Rocco are sharing love notes they’ve written for us throughout the month of February. Let their sweet words inspire you to share the love!
Friday, February 7:
Patrick, VP of Sales at Bormioli Rocco:
“Our organization gives because I believe all of us have a decision to make when you see unfair situations like the under-funding of pediatric cancer research… you either look on in empathy or you get off the sidelines and take action. We choose to join the fight. Supporting Cookies for Kids Cancer is a simple and fun way to make a difference.
Cookies for Kids Cancer brings family, friends, communities and co-workers together for a common cause. Bake sales are a simple act, but every sale matters with Cookies… every single dollar raised goes directly to find cures for pediatric cancer. You see the impact of every cookie you bake… every cookie makes a difference! Shine like a Star this February… join us in the fight.”
Don’t forget – Bormioli Rocco is matching funds raised at events hosted this month! Register to host a bake sale in your area today, and remember to select Bormioli Rocco as your inspiration so your funds will be matched! Register your February event TODAY.
Wednesday, February 12:
Mike, a member of the Bormioli Rocco Sales Team.
“In 2011 my wife, Mary, was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 32. Just one year removed from the birth of our first and only child – it hit us like a ton of bricks and challenged what was supposed to be the happiest time in our lives. In spite of her health, Mary’s resilience, strength and dedication to our son and family were truly inspiring. I am forever in awe of her toughness and positive outlook both then and now.
We, like many others, have been be affected by cancer. We’ve seen firsthand how it affects the lives of a patient, their loved ones, and everyone around them. To fully understand the impact of cancer and to think of how that affects a child and their family is heartbreaking. Thankfully for us, Breast Cancer is one of the most talked about, heavily funded, and most recognized forms of cancer in the world. As a result, Mary is on a path to being cured. Yet there are countless forms of cancer that are under-researched, rarely discussed, and underfunded. Pediatric Cancer is among them.
Gretchen’s vision of bringing forward such a serious topic via a fun and energetic charity is ingenious. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is providing families impacted by pediatric cancer the same positive result that my family is blessed with. I commend the team at Cookies for all of their efforts and what they have done to raise funding and awareness of this horrible disease. I am proud to work for Bormioli Rocco – a company that stands side by side, joined in the fight with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.”
Monday, February 17:
Kate, a member of the Bormioli Sales Team:
Every day, we are inspired in our fight alongside Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Kate from our Sales Team shares why @Cookies for Kids Cancer is very close to her heart and why she supports this worthy cause.
“My little cousin Dylan was nine years old when he was diagnosed with cancer in 2010. I remember thinking how unfair that a child like Dylan, so gentle, genuine, hopeful, and trusting by nature would have to deal with such a cruel and relentless disease. I remember thinking about his family, and how impossible it must be to watch your child, your brother, suffer unimaginable pain, feeling so many times like all you can do is watch. The agony of being on the sidelines while someone you love faces hardship is something that everyone can relate to, but so few have solutions for.
I was profoundly touched when I found out that Bormioli Rocco would partnering with Cookies for Kids Cancer. Hearing the story of how Cookies started, and what Gretchen is doing in her son Liam’s memory really spoke to that feeling of “being sidelined” that I experienced when my cousin was sick. What this organization does speaks to an important fact: even though you may feel that you can’t do anything, that is the opposite of the truth. Every hug, every prayer, every dollar, and every cookie makes a difference.
Dylan became a cancer Survivor in July 2011 after nine months battling the disease. My hope is that through Bormioli Rocco’s support of Cookies for Kids Cancer, we will see many more grants that are on the sidelines get the funding they need to move forward, so that many more children will win their fight, too.”
Please register to host a bake sale in your area and remember to select Bormioli Rocco as your inspiration: http://bit.ly/1b5CS6F
Friday, February 21:
Lisa with the Bormioli Sales Team shares why she supports Cookies for Kids’ Cancer:
“What I love most about supporting Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is the direct impact and tangible results that our donations have on pediatric research. The folks at Cookies for Kids’ Cancer are great about keeping supporters informed on where the money is being spent and breakthroughs that have happened as a result.
In December, we learned of an exciting breakthrough in Leukemia treatment by Dr. Stephan Grupp and the team at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, made possible in part by funds raised by Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. It’s great to know you’re helping create a better future for children affected by pediatric cancer.” To read about Dr. Grupps research, please click: http://bit.ly/19Vxc46.
Monday, February 24:
Laurie with the Bormioli Communications Team:
“I first heard about Cookies for Kids’ Cancer four years ago, which is when I met the founders Gretchen and Larry and their family. I was so inspired by their ability to take their experience with pediatric cancer and create such an accessible way for anyone to become involved and help.
When I learned that childhood cancer research receives the least amount of funding, and yet is the number one disease killer of children, I was flabbergasted. How could that be possible? Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is changing the way we not only talk about childhood cancer, but it’s helping families and communities not to feel so helpless. Baking cookies is fun. Hosting a bake sale is fun.
When each dollar raised can be donated to help fund safe treatments for kids, that makes this challenge a little easier while also making it better for all children and their families in this fight.”
Please get involved by registering to host a bake sale. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer will help you each step of the way: http://bit.ly/1b5CS6F. Please remember to select Bormioli Rocco as your inspiration to bake.