For Your Fact Friday: Meet Momcology

Filed under: Uncategorized — The Good Cookies @ 5:29 pm July 24, 2015

Momcology pictureThis week, Fact Friday is brought to you by our friends at Momcology, a group of women bound by one thing – being the mom of a child diagnosed with cancer. These women are caretakers, nurses, nutritionists, physical therapists, inventors, world-class entertainers, teachers, philanthropists, psychologists and advocates every single second of their lives after the moment they hear the words, “your child has cancer. 

We are beyond excited to announce we are teaming up with Momcology, starting this September during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Hear directly from their Founder, Kim Buff.  

 

“Your child has cancer.”

These four words devastate the path of a family’s future.

Momcology’s mission is to facilitate critical information sharing and peer support for pediatric cancer families as they begin to navigate life after diagnosis while caring for a very ill child.

Today 1 in 5 children will not survive childhood cancer. Momcology has partnered with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer to change these statistics by focusing on the most promising collaborative research in the world through directly funding the Children’s Oncology Group Phase I & Pilot Consortium at the top 21 peer reviewed research hospitals across the country.

Children are diagnosed and treated with cancer in every community. Momcology believes in collaboration, transparency and aggressively working with others toward our ultimate goal to eradicate childhood cancer so that every child has the chance to simply grow up and experience a healthy life.

Thank you for being a Good Cookie and supporting our Tough Cookies.

Love,

Kim Buff and all the Moms of Momcology

unnamed                             CFKC 2014

Facts For Your Friday

Filed under: Uncategorized — The Good Cookies @ 5:00 am July 17, 2015

On this Fact Friday, we introduce you to Dr. Charles Roberts, Director of the Research Program in Solid Tumors and Physician at one of our 5 partner centers, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Roberts is also an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.  In 2003, he launched his own laboratory at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where his research focuses on the role of aberrant chromatin remodeling in cancer development. Currently in clinical trial at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a treatment targeting Cdk4 signaling in pediatric Rhabdoid tumors with $100,000 in grant money coming from Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.

Thanks to Dr. Roberts and all of our Good Cookie doctors for their hard work and dedication to finding new, essential treatments for pediatric cancer. Read below for what Dr. Roberts himself has to say about funding from Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Together we can make a difference in the fight for children battling cancer.

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Denny’s LOVES Good Cookies!

Filed under: Uncategorized — The Good Cookies @ 8:21 pm July 15, 2015

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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 100 stores are joining the cause and hosting events to help children battling cancer.

How it Works:

DSCN5838In exchange for a donation of their choice, customers will be offered paper cookies, where they can write their name or personal message. The cookie will then be added to the 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 AZ and NY Denny’s have raised $250,000 for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. This year, with the increased support, customers could help more than DOUBLE that total amount in July alone! Stop by a participating Denny’s near you to 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.

Arizona

City Address
Anthem 4121 W. Anthem Way
Buckeye 441 S. Watson Rd
Camp Verde 1630 W. Highway 260
Casa Grande 1851 E. Florence Blvd.
Cottonwood 2211 E. Hwy. 89A
Eloy 1005 S. Sunshine Blvd.
Flagstaff 4650 N. Highway 89 C-32
Flagstaff 2306 E. Lucky Lane
Flagstaff 2122 S. Milton Road
Fountain Hills 17053 E. Shea Blvd.
Gilbert 3971 South Gilbert Road
Gilbert 1368 N. Cooper Road
Glendale 9856 W. Camelback Road
Glendale 5161 W. Thunderbird Road
Glendale 4303 W. Peoria Ave
Goodyear 1218 N. Litchfield Road
Holbrook 2510 Navajo Blvd
Kingman 3255 E. Andy Devine
Kingman 3300 E. Andy Devine Ave
Mesa 1330 S. Power Road
Mesa 1210 E. Main St.
Mesa 1150 S. Country Club
Page 669 Scenic View Drive
Payson 312 S. Beeline Hwy
Peoria 8131 W. Bell Road
Pheonix 4120 N. 51st Ave
Phoenix 3205 E. Bell Road
Phoenix 6700 West Latham
Phoenix 3160 W. Carefree
Phoenix 2120 E. Cactus Road
Phoenix 1401 N. 75th Avenue
Phoenix 2801 N. Black Canyon
Phoenix 9030 N Black Canyon Highway
Phoenix 5002 North Seventh Street
Phoenix 3456 W. Bethany Home
Phoenix 2717 W. Bell Road
Prescott 1316 Iron Spring
Prescott Valley 7925 E. Hwy 69
San Tan Valley 1758 W. Hunt Highway
Scottsdale 9160 E. Indian Bend Road
Scottsdale 7605 E. McDowell Road
Scottsdale 3315 N. Scottsdale
Show Low 4471 White Mountain Road
Surprise 14799 West Grand Ave
Tempe 825 S. 48th Street
Tempe 1994 W. Baseline Road
Tempe 650 N. Scottsdale Road
Tempe 1343 W. Broadway
Tempe 4403 S. Rural Road
Thatcher 2875 W. Highway 70
Tuba City 2 Legacy Lane
Winslow 400 Transcon Lane
Youngtown 11121 Grand Ave.

New York

City Address
Amherst 3920 Maple Rd.
Auburn 176 Grant Ave.
Batavia 364 W. Main St.
Buffalo 2215 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo 4445 Main St.
Camillus 5300 W. Genesee St.
Canandaigua 160 Eastern Blvd.
Cheektowaga 4610 Genesee St.
Cicero 7873 Brewerton Rd
Corfu 8484 Allegheny Rd
Depew 4757 Transit Rd
Fairport 4 Perinton Hills Mall
Fredonia 10390 Bennett Rd
Geneseo 4240 Lakeville Rd
Geneva 813 Canandaigua Rd
Hamburg 5092 Camp Rd
Horseheads 950 Chemung St.
IthicaLockportNew York 323-25 Elmira Road5699 Transit Rd150 Nassau St.
Niagara Falls 8020 Niagara Falls
North Syracuse 201 Lawrence Rd
Orchard Park 3165 Southwestern Blvd.
Painted Post 118 Victory Hwy
Rochester 2890 W Ridge Rd
Rochester 911 Jefferson Rd
Syracuse 6591 Thompson Rd
Syracuse 103 Elwood Davis Rd
Syracuse 3414 Erie Blvd.
Victor 7503 Main Street Fisher
Watertown 1142 Arsenal St
West Seneca 1881 Ridge Rd

Inspired by Ty: Gregg Bard Gears Up To Run 52.4 Miles

Filed under: Uncategorized — The Good Cookies @ 2:30 pm July 13, 2015

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer supporter, Gregg Bard, finds his motivation and passion to run San Francisco’s Ultramarathon – 52.4 miles – from Ty, an 8-year-old boy battling cancer. Inspiration to make a difference for kids everywhere battling cancer brought Gregg and Ty together this past week in NYC. Their meeting is one Gregg will never forget.  Passionate about the cause, Gregg says he “wanted to have something to really keep me going for all 52.4 miles. As tough a challenge as this race is, it is nothing compared to what the tough little cookies go through on a daily basis having to deal with cancer.”

Read more about Gregg’s inspiring story on his blog and then make a donation to childhood cancer research in honor Ty.

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Fact Friday Inspiration

Filed under: Uncategorized — The Good Cookies @ 5:00 am July 3, 2015

As you kick off your 4th of July weekend, we wanted Fact Friday to have its own BANG. Thanks to your support, in just 6 years, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer granted more than $7 million to kids’ cancer research. All that from Good Cookies! But what does $7 million in grants mean for kids? It means funding 6-dozen research projects – 27 of which are treatments available to children currently battling cancer.

Dr. Shakeel Modak, from one of our partner centers Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, is just one of the many doctors who has received funds from Cookies for Kids’ Cancer for his research. He is a pediatric oncologist who specializes in the treatment of children and young adults with neuroblastoma and other solid tumors, such as desmoplastic small round cell tumors. Dr. Modak recognizes these are challenging cancers to treat and hopes to be able make an impact and improve the lives of people diagnosed with these diseases. Read below for his own words:

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So never doubt that your dollars are truly making a difference in children’s lives TODAY.

Fact Friday, June 26th!

Filed under: Uncategorized — The Good Cookies @ 5:00 am June 26, 2015

Did you know each year nearly 14,000 children in the US are diagnosed with cancer, and that this very minute, nearly 40,000 kids are receiving cancer treatments? Cancer claims the lives of more kids in the US annually than asthma, AIDS, multiple sclerosis, and muscular dystrophy combined. With only a small percentage of federal funds going to support childhood cancer treatment research, there is a dire need for fundraising, which is why Cookies for Kids’ Cancer exists.

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is proud to have provided grants to Dr. Kimberly Stegmaier, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, an Attending Physician at the Boston Children’s Hospital Boston, and Co-Director of the Pediatric Hematologic Malignancy Program at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), one of our partner centers. In 2006, she launched her own laboratory effort at DFCI where she integrates chemical biology, genomic, and proteomic approaches to discover new lead compounds and protein targets for cancer therapy. She has focused her efforts on the acute leukemias and two pediatric solid tumors of childhood, Ewing sarcoma and neuroblastoma. Read below what Dr. Stegmaier has to say about the support from Cookies for Kids’ Cancer – without your help this wouldn’t be possible!

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Thank Goodness It’s Fact Friday!

Filed under: Uncategorized — The Good Cookies @ 1:56 pm June 19, 2015

The Fact Friday detail everyone should remember: childhood cancer is the #1 disease killer of children in the United States, but raising funds for research through Cookies for Kids’ Cancer gives families facing this disease the hope they deserve.

Today, we introduce you to Dr. Charles Mullighan, member of the faculty and co-leader of the Hematological Malignancies Program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, one of our five partner centers.  Dr. Mullighan has received numerous awards and honors for his cancer research, and is particularly interested in the use of high-resolution, genome-wide approaches to identify genomic aberrations contributing to leukemogenesis and influencing leukemia outcome. Read below to see how funding from Cookies for Kids’ Cancer has supported his research.

Dr. Charles Mullighan

As we close this Fact Friday post, we not only want to take a moment to honor all of our Good Cookie doctors but also all of our Good Cookie Dads.  We hope you all have a Happy Father’s Day.

It’s Fact Friday, June 12

Filed under: Uncategorized — The Good Cookies @ 5:00 am June 12, 2015
While there are many types of childhood cancers, Leukemia is the most common cancer in children and teens, which accounts for approximately 1 out of 3 cancers. Most childhood leukemias are acute lymphocytic leukemia, referred to as ALL, and most of the remaining cases are acute myeloid leukemia or AML.
For today’s Fact Friday, we introduce you to Dr. Hiroto Inaba, Associate Member of the Oncology Department at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  He is particularly interested in researching new therapeutic strategies for leukemia and lymphoma and cellular therapy for hematological malignancies. Currently he is researching treatments for a very rare type of leukemia called mixed phenotype acute leukemia. Read below to see what he has to say about his research.
Dr. Inaba
 Check back next Friday to learn more about childhood cancers and how your dollars are helping make a different in the fight!

Fact Friday, June 5

Filed under: Uncategorized — The Good Cookies @ 5:00 am June 5, 2015

Each year, approximately 13,500 children will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States in 2015. As childhood cancer rates continue to rise from past decades, the need for pediatric cancer research and treatment is immediate.  Since 2008, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer has funded nearly 6 DOZEN childhood cancer research grants, leading to two dozen promising new treatments now in clinical trial, available TODAY to children fighting cancer!

Dr. Peter Zage, today’s feature for Fact Friday, is one of the researchers awarded grant funding from Cookies for Kids’ Cancer in 2014. Dr. Zage is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics Hematology-Oncology Section at Baylor College of Medicine. He is especially focused on the efficacy of novel therapies for children with neuroblastoma, retinoblastoma, and other childhood solid tumors.

Here’s what he has to say about the support from Cookies for Kids’ Cancer:

Dr. Zage

To learn more about all the grants from Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, take a peek at Our Impact page. And don’t forget to join us every Friday as we highlight other Good Cookie doctors who are making a difference in the fight against childhood cancer.

Happy Fact Friday, May 29

Filed under: Uncategorized — The Good Cookies @ 5:00 am May 29, 2015

Did you know that only 4% of funding for cancer research from the federal government goes to children? With pediatric cancer being the #1 disease killer of kids in the US, more money must go to research for children. . .which is 100% the reason Cookies for Kids’ Cancer exists.

This week, for our Fact Friday post, we are pleased to introduce you to Dr. Stephen Gottschalk, Professor and Director of the Basic & Translational Research Division of Texas Children’s Cancer Center. Dr. Gottschalk is a member of the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy (CAGT) and the Brain Tumor Research Program with clinical interests in Bone Marrow Transplantation, Cell and Gene Therapy, and Cancer Immunotherapy.

Dr. Gottschalk has received multiple grants from Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, with the most recent being part of our biggest year of grants to date – 2014. Here’s what he has to say about the support from Cookies for Kids’ Cancer:

Dr. Gottschalk FinalWith your support, the grants provided to doctors like Dr. Gottschalk are truly making a difference in providing more effective, less toxic treatments for childhood cancer. To learn more about all the grants from Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, take a peek at Our Impact page. And don’t forget to join us every Friday as we highlight other Good Cookie doctors who are making a difference in the fight against childhood cancer.

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