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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: Since 2008, Cookies for Kids' Cancer has funded over 4 dozen childhood cancer research grants; resulting in nine promising new treatments now in clinical trial, available to children today. In just six short years, supporters have held more than 5,500 events in all 50 states and 16 countries worldwide.

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

76 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Renee25

Volunteer

Rating: 5

How can you not love this organization? They are all about heart, perseverance and love. What they do MAKES a difference, they understand what needed to be done and they do it EVERY day. If you don't know them - get to know them, if you know them, support them at every opportunity, lives and families depend on it!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cookies for Kids' Cancer is an AMAZING organization. It's so easy to raise funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research by having a bake sale. My family and friends have had several bake sales and at each one we have met people who have been diagnosed or know someone with cancer. One of the great things about this charity is that 100% of all funds donated go directly to pediatric cancer research that is ready and waiting to find a cure. I encourage everyone to have a bake sale and support this wonderful charity.