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Cookies for Kids Cancer

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health

Mission: Cookies for Kids' Cancer, a national 501(c)3 non-profit, is committed to raising funds for research to develop new, improved treatments for pediatric cancer, the #1 disease killer of children in the U.S. We provide inspiration and support for individuals, businesses and organizations to raise funds by hosting grassroots bake sales and other fundraising events.

Results: Founded in 2008 by parents inspired by their young son’s courageous battle, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer has granted $15 million to childhood cancer research, funding 100 research grants, resulting in 41 new treatments now in clinical trial and available to children today. Learn more at cookiesforkidscancer.org.

Programs: Online cookie sales to support the organization's efforts to fund research of new therapies to treat and cure pediatric cancer(80,979 of contributed program service expenses not included in amount on line 4a).

local bake sales to support the organization's efforts to fund research of new therapies to treat and cure pediatric cancer (132,124 of contributed program service expenses not included in amount on line 4b).

Community Stories

113 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

Cookies for Kids' Cancer is a wonderful organization. They help fund research for childhood cancer. The staff is great and will help you with anything that you need to plan a successful event. I've been hosting an event at my school for the past two years, but was unable to do that this year due to COVID-19. Cookies for Kids' Cancer has come up with a great idea called The Cookie Chain to give people an easy way to stay involved right now. They are always thinking of new and creative ways to keep people involved. I love working with them and take great comfort in knowing that my money raised is going to a good place!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I found out about this great organization at a community bake sale. I thought that was a terrific way to have fun engaging with people and spreading the word about the organization. Everyone I have encountered has been so caring and passionate about the mission! Highly Recommended!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered for a Cookies for Kids Cancer event last fall. The staff and volunteers were an amazing group of people working together to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. It was a great organization to work with and I was happy to be a part of it.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I love Cookies for Kids' Cancer. The staff always goes above and beyond to help with anything that I need from hosting an event to sending cookies. The best part about the organization is how they fulfill their mission. They fund research at the top children's hospitals across the nation - not just at one hospital and not just one type of cancer. Cookies for Kids' Cancer funds ALL types of childhood cancer under the direction of their Medical Advisory Board. I truly believe this is why THEY are moving the needle for childhood cancer research and they have funded grants that have led to more than 23 treatments children are ACTIVELY receiving today!

2 Rachel R

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a supporter of and volunteer with 'Cookies' for years. What keeps me engaged? Knowing where the funds raised are actually going to...cutting edge research and critical trials vetted by a world class medical advisory board. That's the difference Cookies for Kids' Cancer makes in the lives of children battling cancer...driven by parents who know first hand what it means to hear the devastating words, "Your child has cancer."

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Cookies for Kids' Cancer for the past 10 years. I have done bake sales, 5K runs, been at all their fundraising events and I currently sit on their board. But, it wasn't until my own son was diagnosed with a malignant tumor that I got to truly bear witness, and truly comprehend, the impact the organization has on families who have children battling cancer and the mountains this organization has moved, and will continue to move, in their pursuit of less invasive, less toxic, safer, more effective treatments for pediatric cancer. Cookies, and it's founders, Gretchen & Larry Witt, are laser focused and relentless in their work - and their work has been benefitting children with cancer since they took on this fight over a decade ago. Cookies funds the top 7 pediatric cancer hospitals in the country. The founders are critically involved in the day-to-day operations, and the decision making, on where the money goes. There could not be a more direct link. The Cookies team meets with the doctors on the front lines. They raise big money and then, under the advisement of the organization's medical board, hand it directly to the doctors and hospitals working on the critical research trials. There is no hierarchy or middleman - and it happens fast. That is how cutting-edge things get done and how change happens. But most importantly, that is how kids’ lives are saved. I am thankful to Cookies every day of my life for my own son's health and for every other family that has had Cookies in their corner. There is no better partner.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cookies for Kids' Cancer is a wonderful organization. I love that they support all types of pediatric cancer research at multiple different hospitals. I truly believe that this is the best way to find more effective treatments.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It's not always easy to determine where you're money is going when donating to a nonprofit. Cookies For Kids Cancer puts the money right to where it can make the biggest possible impact. Not nearly enough money or time is allocated to Pediatric Cancer research but Cookies For Kids Cancer is working hard to make a difference!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Cookies for Kids' Cancer is a wonderful organization. I have worked with them for two years now hosting bake sales. The staff is super helpful and easy to work with. I feel confident supporting them and know that the money I raise is going to support an awesome cause.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Cookies for Kids Cancer is an amazing non profit! I've never felt so confident about where my donations are going until I spoke with the amazing staff. They're always coming up with unique, engaging ways to spread awareness and raise funds. Plus the cookies are delicious!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My daughter and I started volunteering for Cookies For Kids Cancer in 2012. A friend of ours got us involved . We have hosted 3 to 5 bake sales each year since then. I am a cancer research nurse and I know how important it is to raise money for research . My daughter choose cookies for kids cancer because she wanted to help children. We feel this is an awesome organization and we are proud to be a part of it . Beth and Rachel.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Childhood cancer research is close to my heart. I have been impressed with what Cookies for Kids Cancer has been doing with the money they raise. So impressed that I decided to start fundraising for them. I was amazed by how easy it was and how supportive they are of their bake sale hosts. Thank you, Cookies for Kids Cancer, for all you do!

1 Elizabeth Simpson M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This amazing non profit, Cookies for Kids Cancer, helped me, a grieving mom whose 2 year old daughter,Easton, died from cancer, find my purpose during the most tragic period of my life. Meeting the passionate and welcoming people behind this cause and realizing that they were funding daring research for even the worst diagnosis made me realize that I needed to be involved. I have hosted bakesales and encouraged others to do so as well. I have also volunteered to help with their Charlotte event, joining their event committee and taking on the role as a good cookie ambassador! I have also formed lasting friendships! Cookies for Kids Cancer is not only a truly special non profit, but also community in their own right that supports the pediatric cancer community in ways that set them apart from the crowd!

1 Elana S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Cookies for kids cancer is an amazing nonprofit! Childhood Cancer does not receive the funding it deserves. This organization was started by a parent who fully understood these unfair circumstances and wanted to take action. I have fundraised for this organization for my birthday for the past two years and it was the best decision I made. They made sure to have a representative contact me and ask if I needed any help and learn more about why I got involved with Cookies. They shared my page on their social media platforms, and made me feel great about using my birthday for a good cause. I highly recommend Cookies for Kids Cancer to anyone looking for a great organization to get involved in!

1 Casons F.

Donor

Rating: 5

This amazing non-profit not only helps spread awareness for childhood cancer but raises money to help find less toxic therapies for our most precious cargo, our future, our children. We claim that children are the future, but when money is raised for cancer research, our children only get $.03. How is that enough to give hope to children? Cookies uses all of the donations for children research!! We love cookies for kids cancer and we are one of the lucky families that can say our child survived. Hopefully with the research that Cookies helps with, more families can say the same!!

Susan131

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cookies for Kids' Cancer is a charity that is near and dear to our hearts. Personally knowing the Witt family and their battle with childhood cancer moved us to action 10 years ago. Our family is committed to raising funds for childhood cancer research. We host an annual Bake Sale at a local lacrosse tournament in town every year. We've rasied over $50,000 over the years. In addition we organize a pajama day at our elementary school. Both are great easy ways to involve not only our children but so many local children as well. Giving back is so important and even more important to instill in our children. CFKC is such a great way to do this! Children can make signs, sell products, and shout out the message! Who can resist cute kids doing GOOD?! LOVE LOVE LOVE Cookis for Kids' Cancer!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an incredible organization that enables everyone - from kids to adults - to make a difference in the fight against pediatric cancer. It creates awareness in such a simple way -- a good old fashioned bake sale. Everyone has fun, and feels great about the difference they are making - whether they are baking cookies, selling cookies, or spreading the news about the organization. The concept is so contagious that it often inspires others who see it to want to do the same in their own environment. The founders of CFKC suffered the ultimate loss and now their organization inspires people all over the world to make a difference.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

CFKC is an amazing organization that came into our lives at just the right time. My mother had recently passed away from cancer and my daughter was devastated. We saw how damaging cancer is to both the patient and their family. CFKC gave us a way to channel our energy in a positive, fun way while contributing to a great cause. There is so much support provided by the CFKC team that it's very easy to host a bake sale. It's a small organization which allows you to feel part of the team. After our first event we were hooked and continue to host annual bake sales. We are very grateful to CFKC and their awesome team!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have been doing bake sales for Cookies for Kids Cancer for years!! Its a way to get your children to learn the joy of giving back at a young age. It's something they look forward to every year!! They have been doing incredible things and moved the needle on awareness and research in pediatric cancer.

1 LLS4289

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CFKC is an incredibly well run organization. I have held several bake sales/events to raise money for them, and each time their team has been very helpful in assisting with the set up - sending me a bake sale kit with everything that is needed (packaging materials, balloons, signs, pamphlets, a self-addressed envelope to send in the donations). They also hold an amazing Chefs' for Kids Cancer gala every year. The gala starts with a cocktail hour combined with an art auction , followed by top chefs cooking a meal right in front of you, ending with a jar of custom cookies from various top pastry chefs in NYC. Almost everything, including the ingredients' , chefs' talent, even cooking appliances, are all donated, so almost the entirety of the proceeds are able to be donated to CFKC. It is sold out every year, and not only do they raise an impressive amount of money each year, it is also a fantastic time. CFKC has top pediatric oncologists from renown hospitals around the country on their board that are assisting them with which medical experiments to fund, then getting them fast-tracked so they can be put into use to help pediatric cancer patients as soon as possible. There are quite a few pediatric cancer orgs out there, but this one is not only thoughtful/mindful, it is also efficient, effective, and producing real results.

1 Mary K.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found this charity not long after my son Levi was diagnosed with bilateral retinoblastoma. I’m going on my third year of fundraising, and I’ve committed to becoming a Good Cookie Ambassador to try and raise as much awareness as possible for this amazing organization!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We just held our 7th annual bake sale this past weekend and raised $2,720!! We love this organization and the team that helps us to make our events a huge success! We look forward to these events because it helps us to bring our community together. The cookies team works tirelessly to help others organize events and provides them with the tools they need to make them a success. My girls get such enjoyment out of knowing that they're working hard to provide funding for pediatric cancer research, and I love that they're learning to appreciate each day, because some children don't get that opportunity. Our hearts are 100% with this organization and their mission!

1 Jana L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the opportunity to host a fund raiser and participate in 5k and 8k races to support Cookies for Kids Cancer. It's so rewarding to support such great cause. I fully support their mission and will continue to support them whether it be bake sales, races or other volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My son was diagnosed with cancer in 2007 and I have been actively involved with Cookies for Kids' Cancer since 2008. I have hosted several bake sales as well as other events such as spirit nights at local restaurants and a huge fundraiser at my local gym. In addition, I order cookies each Christmas as gifts. I am so thankful to Cookies for making it so easy to support pediatric cancer research funding and to all the good cookies out there helping!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cookies for Kids' Cancer raises money for research and creates awareness for pediatric cancer. I am so thankful to have this organization to support because my 8 year old son is a cancer patient and I know that the bake sales we have hosted not only benefit him, but all the other children we have met during treatment and all those children who will enter this battle in the future. It also feels good to honor the lives of those child who have earned their wings and their families. Cookies for Kids' Cancer is making a difference!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Cookies for Kids' Cancer for almost five years for many reasons. First, I fully support CFKC's mission to put as much money as possible in the hands of researchers to beat pediatric cancer. CFKC donates an extremely high percentage of funds raised to researchers, which is wonderful!
When I got involved with Cookies for Kids' Cancer, they made me feel like I was part of their and checked in and cheered me on every step of the way. Being a part of this organization has added an important element to my life and made me think and act more philanthropically in all that I do. I will continue to raise funds for CFKC and join the fight until the fight has been won.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Being involved with CFKC has added so much meaning to my life. It has brought together community of people together that wouldn't have even known each other if it weren't for the events we hold. Raising money for CFKC has been an enriching experience that gives purpose and meaning to my free extra-curricular time. CFKC is an excellent organization to volunteer for. They are active participants in each of our fundraisers, easy to get a hold of, and very generous. They are open to share tips and advice and seem to really care about each fundraiser no matter how big or small the event.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My family and I have been involved with Cookies For Kids for the past seven years. We held our our 9th event in September, our 2nd Annual Color Me Run and it was a huge success. The life lessons my daughter and so many of her friends have learned has been absolutely amazing. I It has been such a rewarding experience for all of us, kids helping kids, what could be better. It is a wonderful organization and we are looking forward to our 7th Annual bake sale in December.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the opportunity to support and volunteer for Cookies for Kids' Cancer for about 5 years. My high school students feel privileged to raise funds for CFKC each year. They understand the connection of this great organization to Liam, the inspiration for CFKC. For the first time this year I have alumni asking to return and to work with us to raise funds! This is a nonprofit that dedicates energy, funds, education, and focus to eradicate Pediatric Cancer. I am honored to support their efforts.

1 Maryse C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It has been an honor & privilege to participate in fund raisers and events to support CFCK. From pre-school bake sales to running the Rutgers Unite half marathon & 8K on Team CFCK, the reward I receive from volunteering my time cannot be expressed adequately in words. CFCK is a wonderful organization, whose mission I fully support.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been an active supporter and volunteer on behalf of Cookies for Kids Cancer for about five years now and cannot say enough good things about the organization! Events are always fun bringing smiles and joy to everyone involved. The time put in never feels like effort because it's such a worthy cause and I know the money raised has a direct impact on the research to cure pediatric cancer. It's been exciting to see this charity grow and truly make a difference for so many children. Be A Good Cookie.

Elizabeth166

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cookies is an organization near & dear to my heart. Knowing the history of the it, the love that has gone into it and the dedication that continues to be put into it makes want to encourage others to also get involved.
I have hosted bake sales, as well as run races in their name, and will continue to support CFKC in as many ways as I can.

Robbi G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cookies for Kids' Cancer continues to hold a special place in my heart and world. I am continually amazed at what a caring family that I am so lucky to be a part of. They not only help others they truly care about us all, and they treat us all as family. I am so proud to let everyone around me know that I am a good cookie and part of such a wonderful organization. They encourage all my ideas for raising the funds we need for pediatric cancer research and are always ready and willing to lend a helping hand and are very eager to hear all about my functions. One day at a time and we will win this battle! Our fierce angel Liam is always in my heart and in my thoughts and I am so glad we can keep doing good work in his and our other angels memory and also for our brave children who are still fighting. Everyday is a challenge that we will gladly take to make sure that our children have a fighting chance at this wonderful thing called life!

LOVE LIKE LIAM!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cookies for Kids' Cancer touches my heart like no other. Although I was not fortunate enough to have children of my own, I love them all as if they were. I feel that our beautiful innocent children should never have to go through what these have and who are still going through. Cookies is such an inspiration for everyone and I plan to continue holding bake sales and other fundraising events for Cookies for as long as I breathe and hopefully one day we will have our cure, and our children will be able to live the beautiful life that they were meant to live. I cry just about everyday when I look at all our inspirations and know in my heart that some of them fought a hard battle and are no longer with us especially Liam the Brave. His memory will forever be in my heart and his story started it all for me and I am grateful to have been able to see his smiling face in pictures and read his story and pray for him daily. I pray daily for all of them and I always will.

Thank you Cookies for Kids' Cancer for letting me be a part of such a wonderful, loving, caring and giving family.

"LOVE LIKE LIAM"

Robbi

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a proud volunteer with CFKC, one who has working with the organization over the last several years and has brought in my entire family and many of my friends into the fold of supporters. To work with Cookies for Kids' Cancer knowing that they are in it to win it and that 100% of their efforts are focused on helping children beat cancer is inspiring. Through grassroots fundraisers all over the nation (and the world), CFKC has been able to fund clinical trials that bring about real change to the pediatric cancer treatment regimen for all types of pediatric cancer. Being that the world of pediatric cancer is so overlooked by the government, the pharma world, and other larger cancer organizations, it's heartwarming to work with an organization that wants to focus strictly on children so they can come out as the victors in their battle with the beast of cancer. Their overhead is low (in comparison to most other non-profits) so their impact can be as strong possible. Knowing that over 90% of the cookies you sell or the funds you raise through a race or a jeans day at work is going to work for kids makes you feel like it's money well spent and well invested in the health of innocent children around the nation.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Leslie62

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

Our family chose Cookies for Kids' Cancer as the memorial charity of choice when my father died last fall. I already had a connection with this organization, but was so touched by the personal outreach they made at this difficult time. They sent brochures right to the funeral home and offered to help in many ways in the weeks to follow. Most importantly they showed us the compassion and professionalism this organization is known for by all who come in contact with them...they have become like family, because once you connect with Cookies you are in a special circle of fun, talented, caring and creative souls!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

marcia18

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Kimberly51

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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 : )

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

1 Michelle170

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

1 Julie136

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I fell in love with the Cookies organization the minute I read about them. As an employee of a flour company I knew we had to become involved. The warmth, passion, and enthusiasm of the Cookies team can not be matched. I love working with them. I love everything they stand for and all of the good they do in the world to help create awareness around pediatric cancer research. It is so amazing to think they have raised over 7 million dollars in only 6 years. Cookies makes everyone feel like a rock star, no matter how small the donation. Everyone wants to help them! This organization is so impressive and amazing - I feel so fortunate to be involved.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cookies for Kids' Cancer is a great organization. They make it so easy to get involved and raise money for the cause. They provide all the tools necessary to host a great event and most importantly, are so clear at communication where the much needed funds go.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I think lots of people have dreams and ideas about making a difference, but few people can actually make things happen. When the Witt's learned that their sweet Prince Liam had cancer, one that was not "profitiable" for pharmaceutical companies to invest in, they did something about it, they started Cookies for Kids Cancer. They did this while their sweet Liam had no evidence of disease, they did it for all the other children who were fighting and suffering. After losing their son, they continue to inspire and motivate people everywhere to do what they can to make a difference and raise money for this important cause.
While there are thousands of non profits that people can choose to give their time and money to, CFKC is doing wonderful things with the money they raise and will no doubt be the reason that children will survive childhood cancer.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cookies for Kids' Cancer is an absolutely fantastic organization. Besides having raised millions for pediatric cancer research, they provide a wonderful support system for people who want to get involved. It's the simple act of "doing something" that is appreciated. They make it easy to create and host your own events, no matter if it's a neighborhood bakesale or a larger city wide event. I founded a CFKC 5K in Charlotte, NC and was overwhelmed with the support I received from the CFKC community. The passion and commitment behind this organization is powerful.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cookies for Kids' Cancer is a fantastic organization making a true difference in how pediatric cancer is treated. The concept is simple and sweet: By holding bake sales, anyone and everyone can raise money that goes directly to leading scientists around the world performing cutting-edge research on drugs and surgeries that maximize kids' odds of survival. Neither the federal government nor big drug companies do anything substantial in terms of furthering pediatric cancer research. It is up to individuals. The founder's son died of neuroblastoma after a brutal, multi-year fight, and she carries forward with Cookies in his name and the name of every child still in the war. She is dedicated, passionate and utterly inspirational, as is her core group of staff and volunteers. Anyone looking for an organization making a difference in the lives of the sickest kids need look no further. Cookies is it.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cookies for Kids' Cancer is a topnotch organization of professionals who are making a huge difference in the lives of children. I am preparing for our 2nd annual CFKC bake sale which involves our entire community. Everyone wants to support us because Cookies for Kids' Cancer has such a stellar reputation and all the money raised is donated to further pediatric cancer research.

Our event honors 5-year old Logan Wight who lost his battle with AT/RT on Feb. 11, 2012. Logan's family will be flying from California to Florida to attend our community bake sale. They support our efforts in raising funds for research so that no other child has to endure what their sweet boy went through.

1 momto2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a mom of a pediatric cancer patient, I am so thankful for the work done by CFKC- we have had huge events each September for two years, and the CFKC team has fully supported us with kits, ideas and contact with matching funds organizations. It's great to know that, due to the volunteers in the organization, the funds raised go to new treatments! Thank you CFKC!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing organization who has brought a lot of awareness to the lack of funding available for pediatric cancer. From a grassroot effort of one single person, this organization has grown and now funded a broad range of clinical trials. As a mom of a young cancer warrior, I am so grateful to know that there are trials in the pipeline that will hopefully cure this horrible disease-- kids' cancer isn't 'rare' and we need to give hope to other families facing this!

1 Amy_107

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Cookies For Kids' Cancer since it began 5 years ago. We have planned numerous events and raised a lot of "dough" for this wonderful charity. I am thrilled to be apart of this organization - They are truly good cookies in every sense of the word.

Donor

Rating: 5

We are in our 4th year as a corporate supporter of Cookies for Kids Cancer and their team is amazing. They are incredible at assisting and supporting our fundraising efforts. Our team and the communities we fundraise in feel so positively about this organization and cause. We also purchase their cookies for corporate gifts and each year people tell us how it is the favorite item they receive. I would encourage anyone and everyone to support this group in any way you can.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Cookies for Kids Cancer is an amazing organization that raises awareness and much needed funds for pediatric cancer research. Their bake sales and cookies for order are creative and optimistic ways to raise funds and allow donors like myself to participate at varying levels. Their communications and messaging are top notch. Great ambassadors for this cause.

1 Laura157

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering with Cookies for Kids' Cancer for several years, and find their support and enthusiasm for the cause inspiring. I've held several events and am every time, people are appreciative of the opportunity to learn more and the fact that we're spreading awareness. Cookies' recognizes events big and small, and empowers people of all ages to get involved. My son's Montessori school holds twice-yearly bake sale, involves kids from toddlers on up, and every child gets very excited to participate in this community project.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cookies for Kids' Cancer is a fabulous non-profit run by a team of highly dedicated and motivated employees and volunteers. They truly care about each and every supporter and make an effort to keep them in the loop and let them know how much their support matters to the cause. The money raised by Cookies is very thoughtfully donated to hospitals and individuals that can make the best use of the money and make sure it gets to the children in need as fast as possible. Their over head is very low because they know that every penny counts and can save lives.

1 Kellye A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a mom of two young boys, I cannot imagine what other mothers who have kids battling cancer must go through. I have become so inspired by the story behind Cookies for Kids’ Cancer and the incredible work they’ve done in such a short amount of time. It’s such an honor and a privilege to raise funds for this organization. Not only does Cookies for Kids’ Cancer provide millions of dollars for pediatric cancer research, but they also provide hope for families who need it most.

1 Terri29

Volunteer

Rating: 5

After I started working at the dental office I was touched by parents and grandparents who would talk about their child or grandchild that was currently was going through treatment for some type cancer. It touched me so that I went online to see if there was anything I could do to raise awareness of pediatric cancer. My search brought me to Cookies for Kid's Cancer and I feel in love with idea of having a bake sale to raise money and awareness. I love to ake so this was a perfect match for me. I held my first bake sell a year ago and raised more than I thought I would. If was just my 2 adult children, my husband and myself. I was so surprised at the response we got in front of Stop and Shop, Groton Connecticut. Also, I was so impressed with the support I got from The staff at Cookies for Kid's Cancer, were so helpful and so supportive while I was planning and even after I held the bake sale. I can not think of a better non profit group than Cookie's for Kid's Cancer. They are helping our future in such a positive way. Thank you for all do, best wishes from a volunteer for ever.

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Donor

Rating: 5

My daughter was diagnosed with cancer 4 years ago and after her treatment was finished I wanted to help raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research. I researched different organizations and was drawn to Cookies for Kids Cancer because they represent all children with cancer. I am also impressed with how they make the most out of every dollar donated to do the most good for the most children. Because baking is not my greatest love, I decided to hold a Dodge Ball Tournament with all funds raised donated to CFKC. They were behind me every step of the way to offer support and words of encouragement. Gretchen is an inspiration and I am honored to be able to support such an amazing organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I held a couple of bake sales during some of my kids' activities (dance performance and Science Fair) because it was the right thing to do. You can't get much more efficient than nearly 100% of the donation going straight to pediatric cancer research. It was easy. It was fun. And I did very little baking as there were plenty of donations from my friends who understand how important this mission is because they have their own kids. The following year I ran out of time to organize a bake sale during the Science Fair (because I was working while organizing the science fair itself.) My 12 year old daughter asked if she could organize it for me. I agreed to let her do it and she was able to organize the entire thing herself with the help of the other kids in her school. She had donations coming in from friends in other states! It was phenomenal to see the kids mobilize to take up a cause they knew mattered. What a great lesson for them to learn that they can make a difference, one cookie at a time.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

On a whim, I thought "hey, I can't do much, but I can make cookies!" and I thought my first bakesale was a success only to learn the next year, a team of my friends had gathered to hold a second bake sale on the same day on the other side of down. Not only does this charity give to pediatric cancer research, it does something amazing by bringing people and communities together - with cookies. It has literally changed my life.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Held a bake sale last Spring and items we decided to purchase to use for our Bake Sale were delivered fast and make our bake sale easier. Questions asked via email were answered quickly and completely. The information that they have available to ask for donations was easy to find, print, and discuss with various companies. But the most important part was the ability to easily involve my pre-k children in a findraiser and let them have fun doing it. I highly recommend this charity for a cause that is amazing

Erin36

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My dear friend is a very close friend of the Witt family. Her pain and sorrow was so palpable and so moving at the loss of their beloved Liam, that my family and I were moved to do something to help this amazing family and so many others that have lost children to his horrible disease and to hopefully do our part to eradicate pedatric cancer! We held a bakesale at our elementary school in Schertx Texas that May (2011) in honor of Liam Witt's life close to the date on what would have been his 7th birthday. It was such a success and folks were so moved and generous -- Cookies provided us with everything we need to make the sale a success and it was an experience that my children and I will never forget. We recently moved from TX with the Army but hope to repeat the sale again this coming May in PA. THANK YOU to Cookies for their inspiration, assistance to so many deserving families and their beautiful message of hope, one cookie at a time. I try to teach my children to be a Good Cookie whenever they can, it is a message that will stay with me all of my life.

Karen119

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered and participated in several Cookies for Kids' Cancer fundraisers and can't say enough about the organization. It is an inspiration to us all. One person can make a difference in the life of others. It is such a simple idea that has grown into an incredible fundraiser for treatments of pediatric cancer. I feel honored to be able to spend time helping something so worthy!

Sharyn M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have held numerous bake sales and also order the cookies for holiday gifts. We LOVE this organization - it does such great work and the fact that all money goes to fighting pediatric cancer and not huge administrative costs is so important. It's also great because it's someng we do with the kids - they really enjoy it but it's a great opportunity to engage them about the issue.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Cami T.

Donor

Rating: 5

I love Cookies for Kids' Cancer! I've worked with several members of this organization and they are all super-kind people who are doing amazing things. They have brought together a whole community of loving people who are trying to make a difference for families and children affected by this disease. I'm grateful for all they do! - - Cami, a mother of a 5 year old survivor.

Jennie H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

An amazing organization. I had the privilege of co-hosting a bake sale last year in honor of one of my favorite cancer-fighting warriors. Cookies matched our proceeds and I truly believe that enough funds will be raised someday to find a cure for pediatric cancer. Until then I will keep baking and keep shopping for the cause.

Jill32

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cookies for Kids' Cancer is a non profit that truly works for the benefit of finding a cure for children's cancers. Hosting a bake sale is simple, low overhead cost, and easy to do. The money can then flow directly into research and finding cures. THANK YOU to those that work so hard to make this organization run smoothly!