November 7, 2012
I can say firsthand how important the work Cookies for Kids' Cancer is. I had NH Lymphoma, so I've been involved in orgs. like LLS, whose efforts have led to treatments so effective that I was lucky enough to be cancer-free within months. I went on to work for the hospital and non-profits, where I became all too familiar with rarer, more complex cancers like Sarcomas and Blastomas. I've seen 10-year-old children who have relapsed 3 times. For some of these cancers, chances of survival are less than 25%. "Cookies" is so special, because what they do is donate to Phase I research hospitals. These are the places that conduct clinical trials and research needed to get new and better treatments to the next levels where they can be widely adopted and receive federal funding. The best thing is that it's such a simple and sweet idea: Cookies. They've made it so easy to make a huge difference. Nationwide, people are hosting bake sales and fundraising events. You can also purchase their cookies and other items as gifts online. It's just incredible all around, and there are not enough kind words in the world to describe them. One of the most amazing causes hands-down.
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