In a word: YES…
As the holidays approach, we find ourselves embarking on a series of events we look forward to each year. This is the time when our annual grants – the ones made possible by the funds Good Cookies like YOU raise – are awarded. Our Medical Advisory Board reviews the promising proposals submitted, carefully selecting the ones most likely to become safer, more effective therapies for kids.
It’s at this time each year that we are filled with a range of emotions: Gratitude, Hope, Fear…The gratitude is for each person whose efforts have combined to make potentially life-saving projects a reality. The hope is an emotion we share with the families who get a second chance in the form safer, more effective treatments for their children. The fear is because, we can’t help but wonder if we are truly communicating the power of your support. Do you realize what you’ve made possible?
Quite simply, your support powers progress in research. In just 5 years Cookies for Kids’ Cancer has granted $5 million to research. And it’s in the stories of children like Morgan that remind us why we continue to fight – and how together we are making a difference.
In 2008, Morgan was diagnosed with stage-IV high-risk neuroblastoma at the tender age of 5. While in the midst of milestones like starting Kindergarten, Morgan tirelessly fought through 6 rounds of high dose chemo, 2 surgeries, 14 doses of radiation and antibody therapy before showing no evidence of disease (NED).
Unfortunately, since then, Morgan has relapsed three times; twice in her bones and once in her bone marrow. And since then, she has undergone countless more rounds of chemo, radiation and therapy.
Today, Morgan and her family now have a renewed sense of hope, in the form of a promising new treatment…a treatment that Morgan, her family, and Good Cookies like YOU helped fund.
Her mother, Emily, recently wrote to us, saying…
“Cookies for Kids’ Cancer has held a huge part in giving Morgan hope. At age 6, Morgan helped Cookies for Kids’ Cancer raise funds for this very treatment, an antibody known as Hu3F8. Those letters and numbers may not mean anything to the average person, but to us they stand for HOPE. Currently, Morgan is on a two-year clinical trial of Hu3F8. This trial is keeping the cancer at bay, and she is finally able to live life as a normal 10- year-old girl.”
With your support we will continue to help more children like Morgan battle their cancers by helping the nation’s top researchers identify and develop safer, more effective treatments. We ask that you continue to help us support this critically needed research this holiday season. Here are 3 sweet, simple and even fun ways to make a difference today:
1. Make a donation – You can make a secure, online donation, donate in someone’s honor and even select the specific type of cancer you want your funds to support. At Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, you can trust that your donation goes where it’s most needed – to the researchers and doctors bringing children like Morgan hope.
2. Send cookies or our special holiday sets as gifts – 100% of the profits from all of our cookies goes directly to pediatric cancer research. And our limited edition holiday gift sets are truly special, both including a copy of All the Good Cookies, our 2nd cookbook, in which all author proceeds are donated as well!
3. Host a holiday bake sale or other event – You’re probably baking for the holidays anyways, so why not make your holiday treats even more special? Gather friends and family together to have fun and bake goodies, then offer them in exchange for donations. Host an official event, or simply take treats to the neighbors, even get your kids involved by challenging them to collect change – it all counts and it all makes a difference! Because if we all do a little – it adds up to a lot.