Last year I have the pleasure of reviewing a wonderful gift set from Cookies for Kids Cancer. In my package was the Cookies for Kids’ Cancer: Best Bake Sale Cookbook. Honestly, this is so much more than a cookbook because it tells us about Liam and how Cookies for Kids’ Cancer began. It also provides you with suggestions and tips to having a successful bake sale event. My favorite tip was to save the broken, or less than perfect, cookies to give as samples. I would have never thought of that otherwise.
After reading and baking from my book, I hit the internet to learn more. With more research into the organization I learned of Liam’s passing. I was devastated. As a mother, I cannot image Gretchen Witt’s pain and how she finds the strength to keep Cookies for Kids’ Cancer going. I find her inspiring. Take a look at all they are accomplishing:
“Cookies for Kids’ Cancer provides annual research grants to five leading pediatric cancer centers, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Texas Children’s Cancer “Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. [Their] focus is on advancing the development of less toxic, more effective treatments for children with cancer.”
A portion of funds raised also matches the federal government allowance for every child enrolled in a clinical trial in the Children’s Oncology Group’s Phase I Trial Consortium.
This year, [they] are proud to announce grants totaling $1.5 million, bringing [their] total amount granted to $5 million in just a few short years. Click here to view the 2013 grants and learn more about what your funds support.
(Excerpt taken from Cookies for Kids’ Cancer: What We Support.)
While I can’t give you the recipe to Prince Liam’s Peanut Butter Cookies, I can tell you that you can view samples of their cookbooks on Amazon. These previews do have one or two recipes you can take a look at (and try out) before you buy.
Ways to Help:
You can help in so many ways. The easiest way is to make a donation online. My favorite way is to order one of their great cookbooks, gift packages, or even gourmet cookies (yummies). The best way to get your children involved in the cause is to host a fundraising event/bake sale. Here’s why now is the best time to do this:
See? NOW is the best time to get started on your first fundraiser. With Glad matching all of the funds raised this month, I can’t imagine why anyone would delay participating in the cause.
Don’t delay! Be a good cookie this month and hold your own bake sale!
Visit BE A GOOD COOKIE to learn more ways you can help!
What is your favorite cookie?
*No Disclaimer Necessary! I did receive my Good Cookie Package for free in return for an honest review on another blog, however, I was not obligated to post anything on Mommy’s Playbook.