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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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"
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.
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!