We’re moments away from saying goodbye to 2009. . .bye-bye, see ya, whew – it’s over! People witnessed and experienced stress and heartache, shocks and saddness few could have anticipated as we rang in this year 365 days ago.
And while 2009 seemed to be a wake up call to generations who watched happy little bubbles burst around jobs, housing, and retirement funds, to those hip-deep in the world of pediatric cancer, 2009 was another year of holding on to hope, believing in miracles, and fighting to raise the much-needed funds for long-awaited cures that will make healthy the 13,000 children diagnosed each year with pediatric cancer.
And as the year slogged on for many, we at Cookies for Kids’ Cancer embraced each passing day with newfound hope and strength thanks to YOU – the hundreds of bake sale hosts, individuals who bought cookies from our online store, families who made donations and even the passersby who stopped, dropped a dollar in a donation jar for a cookie.
So thanks for showing up if you heard about us in a magazine or newspaper, from a friend or at a bake sale. And thanks for coming back if you supported us in the past. Thanks for understanding what it means to be a Good Cookie. Thank you for being here in 2009. We cannot wait to see what 2010 brings. . .