Jamie Clark of Macaroni Kid Roanoke shares the following news release:
Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is a not-for-profit organization committed to raising funds to support research for new and improved therapies for pediatric cancers. Through local bake sales, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer provides the inspiration and support for individuals, communities and businesses to help fight pediatric cancer.
Macaroni Kid Roanoke is hosting a bake sale on June 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside of Glazed Bisque-It in Promenade Park, located at 3534 Electric Road in Roanoke. Many local families and businesses will be donating their time and kitchens to bake cookies for this sale. Cookies will be available by donation only with 100 percent of the proceeds going directly to Cookies for Kid’s Cancer.
Together we can raise the funds and awareness necessary to change the face of pediatric cancer research and to provide more families and children with the hope they deserve. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is committed to raising the funds to support research for new and improved therapies for pediatric cancer. Make the future of pediatric cancers something more than a scary statistic. Join the fight because every child deserves a chance to live their dreams.
Macaroni Kid Roanoke hopes to see many families come out to Glazed Bisque-It on Saturday, June 23, to purchase some delicious cookies knowing that 100 percent of those donations will be going directly to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. If your family or business would like to get involved, please contact Jamie Clark at email@example.com and visit www.roanoke.macaronikid.com for details about this bake sale.
And, please visit www.cookiesforkidscancer.org to find out more about Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.
Read on for more information about Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.
The first Cookies for Kids’ Cancer bake sale was held in December 2007, when the mom of a young child with cancer decided to have an enormous bake sale where she and others would sell 96,000 cookies to raise money to help fund a pediatric cancer treatment in development. With the help of more than 250 volunteers, all 96,000 cookies were baked and sold in just three weeks. The bake sale raised over $400,000. From the support the first bake sale received, the idea to create an organization for people to hold their own bake sales came to life with the creation of a national organization.
Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is not about one child or one type of pediatric cancer. It is about changing the facts of pediatric cancer for the better, forever. Childhood cancers are the number one disease killer of children – more than asthma, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and pediatric AIDS combined. Nearly 13,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. Survivors of childhood cancer face a broad range of physical and psychological challenges imposed by the disease, and some will suffer its long-term effects for the rest of their lives. Despite all these statistics, there has not been a new drug developed specifically for pediatric cancer in 20 years.