Our guest blogger, Jackie Gonzalez-Feezer, is baking a difference this holiday season by getting others bloggers to host cookie swaps to benefit Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.
I never set out to be a blogger. It just happened. One minute I was teaching history to sweet 6th graders and planning my wedding to my high school sweetheart, then, in a blur, life happened. I had two absolutely gorgeous daughters, one right after the other, and my life took on a whole new meaning. I started thinking about what my impact is on the world around me. What do I stand for? What will my daughters think of who I am when they’re older?
So, I started a blog: a blog with a purpose. In addition to creating recipes, delving into the world of food photography, and interacting with readers, the real point of my work is to make a difference. Any chance I can, I use my blog to raise awareness and money for charities that help children, in America and around the world. I work with companies, bloggers, individuals, and charities, anyone who’s willing to work together to help others. It’s challenging, difficult at times, but rewarding every single time.
This holiday season, I am honored to be working with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. My inspiration? A little boy named Scott.*
Scott is one of my dad’s patients. He’s got lymphoma. A few months ago, my dad was sitting with us at lunch and told us how sad he was to hear that one of his patients was rushed to the hospital and diagnosed with lymphoma. He’s been keeping us updated on the ups and downs Scott’s had since the diagnosis was made. He’s been through chemo and countless complications. He’s been through what no kid should have to go through, let alone think about.
This holiday season, we all have a chance to help kids like Scott. The great thing is Cookies has come up with a way that’s easy and super fun. Helping raise money this holiday season is as easy as baking (and eating!) cookies!
Host a cookie swap before December 31st, and Glad will donate $1 for every single cookie at your party to pediatric cancer research. That’s right, all you have to do is bake some cookies, share them with your friends and family, and you’ll be joining the fight against cancer.
Interested? Find out more about hosting a cookie swap here: Cookie Bakers Needed!
Please join us! We can fight cancer, one cookie at a time!
*Name changed to protect his identity