Baking Cookies and Finding Cures

Getting a diagnosis that you have cancer is difficult for anyone to be told and the news was equally devastating when Gretchen and Larry Witt’s son, Liam, was diagnosed with cancer in 2007, at the age of 2. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer began after the first successful bake sale to raise funds for therapy treatments  to help Liam. 96,000 cookies were sold in just three short weeks, by 250 volunteers (many of whom are employees of OXO) and $400,000 was raised for pediatric cancer research. The statistic for pediatric cancer is alarming and it takes more than well wishes to find cures….funding is vital to cancer research. At the age of 6, Liam loss his fight to cancer, but his parents continue to fight for him and other children with cancer.

Courtesy of Cookies for Kids' Cancer

The motto for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, “Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is committed to raising funds to support research for new and improved therapies for pediatric cancer, the leading cause of death by disease for children under the age of 18. Through the concept of local bake sales, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer provides the inspiration and support for individuals, communities, and businesses to help fight pediatric cancer.

Glad® , a sponsor for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, has a “fresh-baked way to help fight kids’ cancer”. Follow the link to their Facebook page to find out more information about the Cookie Exchange.  Likewise, OXO has partnered with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer and committed to donating $100,000 towards cancer research this year.

There are many ways that you can help and if you’re concerned about ruining your diet, don’t worry there are ways to participate without the added calories.  As the company, OXO says, “bake a difference.”   Find out how at Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.

Casually speaking and all the best,


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