I am a volunteer and donor along with my family and am proud to support this organization 100% in the fight against childhood cancer. This year my husband and I served on the benefit committee for the inaugural Chefs For Kids' Cancer event in NYC where nearly $1 Million was raised. Cookies For Kids' Cancer has a stellar Medical Advisory Board that seamlessly works together to identify areas of critical need for funding. This level of commitment is unparalleled. Their partner centers include: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Texas Children's Cancer Center. Since 2008 grassroots community fundraising as well as dedicated Corporate and in-kind donors have helped Cookies for Kids' Cancer fund 4 dozen childhood cancer research grants, leading to 9 promising new treatments now in clinical trial, available to children fighting cancer today. On a personal note I am endlessly grateful to this organization for providing a framework in which my children get to learn the value of giving back.
I am a volunteer and donor along with my family and am proud to support this organization 100% in the fight against childhood cancer. This year we held a campaign during Mother's Day where we baked 3300+ cookies and gave them out in acts of kindness to local hospitals, our local Ronald McDonald House, and to those who consistently do good for others in our NYC community (ie. firefighters and our local police precincts) - Our Team Cookies NYC giving page is still active on the Cookies For Kids' Cancer website and we are close to raising $100,000 in order to help fund a childhood cancer research trial. Thank you to those who share our vision & continue to donate!
Since meeting the organization's founder, Gretchen Witt, and her son, Liam, several years ago through work, Cookies for Kids' Cancer and the fight against pediatric cancer have been my personal passion. Gretchen is a consummate PR and communications professional, which enables her to effectively share with others WHY and HOW we should and can help. The small CFKC administrative team is extremely supportive and genuine! The organization is grassroots, but volunteers around the country support each other by sharing ideas, photos and motivational thoughts.
Cookies for Kids' Cancer is my passion! Since I met the Witts a few years ago while their son was undergoing treatment, they have served as my inspiration in many aspects of life. This family, along with CFKC board members and staff are some of the most genuine people I've ever met, and the authenticity is an important part of what keeps me going in my volunteer work. As long as there are families and children battling pediatric cancer, our work is not done. This organization provides easy-to-understand information about the need for funds as well as tons of resources for how to raise money and inspire others. Plus, they're business-savvy and super-creative, which makes a sad subject a whole lot more fun!
When our neighbor's daughter was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, I started doing my research, and I learned about the lack of funding for pediatric cancers. I also learned that my friend's tiny daughter would be treated with drugs designed for a full grown adult. I desperately wanted to help in some way, and then I heard about Cookies for Kids' Cancer. The concept is so simple, that it's brilliant! Anyone can get involved, by holding a tiny, one table bake sale, or by organizing an all day event, like a family fun day, 5k, car wash, etc. There are so many ways to help, and the organizations founders stress that no amount is too small, every penny counts. There are no high paid executive salaries to pay, as there are with many of the larger, well-known charities that we all hear about. When you hold an event for CFKC, you can rest assured that the money you raise is going directly to fund clinical trials that just might save a child's life. There are small administrative costs, but the majority of the money raised goes straight to research. There are several volunteers who help with event support, and they are all so personable, and will do whatever they can to help make your event a success. ANYONE can get involved with CFKC. It's as easy as pie (or cookies)! I'm eternally grateful for the positive impact it's had on my life, and I'm looking forward to hosting my 7th CFKC event this December.
Cookies for Kids' Cancer is an empowering organization that gives anyone who cares the means and the support to DO SOMETHING to fight against pediatric cancer. Gretchen Holt Witt and her team are remarkable in their energetic, nonstop drive to raise awareness and funding for cancer research for children, and it's an honor to work with them to give sick children and their families the hope they deserve. I became involved in honor of two young children in my life who were diagnosed with cancer, and I stay involved because I am constantly inspired by Gretchen and the Cookies staff, as well as their many dedicated supporters. I plan to keep fighting for and with Cookies for Kids' Cancer until the letter C really does stand for cookie!
I LOVE Cookies for Kids' Cancer! Last year as Mrs. SC Strawberry Festival Queen I chose to support CFKC during my reign! I love that over 90% of fundraising dollars goes directly to childhood cancer research! I love that a bake sale is simple enough for all ages to take part in! My community loves the idea of being a "Good Cookie"! I am excited to be a Good Cookie Ambassador for the organization! Last year I raised over $41,000 and this year I'm hoping to top that number with the second annual 30 Days for a Cure - Fort Mill!
Cookies for Kids Cancer is a wonderful, inspiring organization dedicated to raising the much needed funding for pediatric cancer research...It is filled with volunteers and a small but very committed staff that continues to make huge progress raising funding, creating awareness and expanding it's very wide network of individuals and events. It's a simple and easy to execute concept that allows ANYONE to get involved and make a difference in the lives of children.
Cookies for Kids Cancer was founded by 2 dear friends of mine Gretchen and Larry Witt. They have built a wonderful organization, filled with dedicated and committed volunteers who fight every day to raise the much needed funding for pediatric cancer research...their unwavering commitment is an inspiration for each and every one of us...Although we have made tremendous progress, there is still so much more than can and needs to be done...
One of the best parts of my involvement is all of the wonderful people that I have met along this journey...they are a true inspiration and I am eternally grateful for all of the support that I have been given.
This November will be my organization's 4th opportunity to collect funds for Cookies for Kids Cancer. It has become a family affair that we look forward to and plan for all year long. We are a family of bakers and love to share our wares. More than all of this, is knowing that our efforts are helping families at a time when they are in need more than any other time in their lives. Further, we like that the organization is nonprofit and research is their purpose. Research is the answer and we are doing all we can to help eliminate childhood cancers.
I am so proud to be a volunteer for Cookies For Kids Cancer. I absolutely love to bake and this wonderful organizations gives me a great avenue do what I love while also supporting this very important cause. I fell in love when them as soon as I came across their site. I actually feel like we can make a difference one cookie at a time : )
Cookies for Kids Cancer is an amazing organization that allows me to do what I can to help support the ongoing fight against pediatric cancer. I love that this group connects me to all these wonderful people around the country doing what they can to help fund research that is ALREADY making a difference in the lives of children battling cancer. I love that I include lots of children and their moms at my annual event and how grateful everyone is to be there. We are honored to be of help to families who aren't as lucky as we are to support all the amazing kids who so courageously battle this disease.
Kate Meyers, Louisville, CO
Cookies for Kids Cancer grew out of one mother's love for her son who was struggling with cancer at the very young age of 2. That mother saw the Mount Everest of pediatric cancer care that lay in front on her and her family and screamed "I can make a difference in making our needs heard around the cancer community." Ultimately she lost her son, but she did not loose her resolve to help as many people as possible fight the savage that is pediatric cancer. CFKC is a grass roots, one bakesale at a time, group that makes it easy for anyone to pick up a sword and fight. All you need to do is host a bakesale, or a rainbow loom sale, or a penny drive and collect donations and send them in via snail mail or online donation. It's that easy. They have a thorough and easy to navigate website that has all the tools one needs to have a great community event that will raise both awareness and much needed funds for pediatric cancer research. Get baking!