Cookies for Kids' Cancer

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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. There are many ways to Be a Good Cookie. Hosting a fundraising event like a bake sale is just one idea. Order our cookies as gifts, shop our online gift shop, make a donation, create a fundraising page. Good Cookies host events of all shapes and sizes - from nickel wars and 5Ks to community-wide bake sales and school dances. 

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Ways to Be a Good Cookie

Supporter Stories

Jillian Maher; Elmhurst, IL 

What do 12 pounds of flour, 11 pounds of butter, 10 pounds of sugar, 8 pounds of chocolate chips, 7 hours of warm summer sun make? They make $790 - 1,000 cookies - for Cookies for Kids' Cancer, yielding a grand total of $2,016 happily raised from three bakes sales.

I first heard about Cookies for Kids' Cancer on the Rachel Ray Show in 2012 and was inspired by Liam's story. I'm only a high school student but I would like to make a difference. I thought what better way to combine my love of baking and volunteering together. I first involved my friend Annie and then additional friends joined our efforts. We painted signs for our table, designed thank you cards to attach to each package of cookies, ordered matching Cookie for Kids' t-shirts from the website and set up shop! We have held 3 bake sales and plan on hosting more in the future.

For the big events we asked a local church to use their kitchen so the baking would go more quickly. We baked 6 varieties of cookies and used the recipes from the Cookies for Kids' Cancer cookbook. We go around to local businesses, such as grocery stores, bakeries and restaurants asking for baking supply donations to be able to donate more money. I was shocked at how generous people have been.

Our bake sales have been held at the local community events such as, Elmhurst Panhellenic Fashion Show, Elmhurst Art in the Park, and Elmhurst Garden Walk and Faire. At one two day bake sale, we sold majority of our 1000 cookies on the first day and we had to bake more cookies on Saturday night and then more again on Sunday afternoon because we ran out of cookies again. The packages of cookies were just flying off the table. It was so exciting!!

At the Elmhurst Garden Walk and Faire event we met Miss Teen Illinois, Megan Rienal who tweeted out her support for our cause. Our most meaningful source of encouragement, however, was at the Elmhurst Art in the Park event when a 12-year-old girl going through chemotherapy came up to the booth and thanked us for helping. It made all the hard work worth it!! We also have been very lucky to have the support and encouragement of our families and friends.

We freeze the cookies that do not sell at our bake sales, set up a small table with a sign, donation jar and basket of cookies to sell at a local hair salon. We drop off a few packages each week until all the cookies are sold. One woman at the salon purchased 12 packages of cookies to help our cause!

We plan on continuing in college getting our sorties involved, selling one cookie at a time to do our share to help Cookies for Kids' Cancer raise money for pediatric cancer research. Giving each child the privilege we have had.... a lot of birthdays!

Abbey Rogers; Charlotte, NC - Cookies for Kids' Cancer Annual 5K & Bake Sale

As a sophomore in the International Baccalaureate program at Myers Park High School, I was asked to complete a project that gave me the opportunity to research and create a product on the topic of my choice. I wanted to do something that would make a difference, so I chose to start a Cookies for Kids' Cancer 5K and Bake Sale.

I was inspired by a family friend, Grier, who was diagnosed at 2 1/2 years old with stage-four cancer. Since his diagnosis, Grier and his family fight hard every day to battle this terrible disease. Grier is an amazing little boy, enduring endless rounds of chemo, needles, medicines, and keeps on fighting each day.

His determination and spirit inspired me to do what I can to help raise awareness and find a cure for pediatric cancer so other families do not have to endure this difficult circumstance. The first annual Cookies for Kids' Cancer 5K and Bake Sale took place on St Patrick's Day 2012. On this glorious spring day, we had over 350 runners and raised more than $14,000. Young and old came out to support the cause by opening up their hearts and their wallets.

I continue to be overwhelmed by the generosity and commitment of local businesses, volunteers, friends and family, this event was a success because of their concern and support for children like Grier. The event required countless hours of planning, follow-ups and organization for 6 months, but I can say that the life lessons I take with me from this experience are invaluable. I look forward to this year's event being even bigger and better than the last.

Calabasas High School; Calabasas, CA - Cookies for Kids' Cancer Club

The involvement we've all had with Cookies For Kids' Cancer has been astounding and we could never have imagined that a single charity could have such an big impact on our lives and the lives of everyone around us.

Read their story, told by club founder and president, Chandler Polakov. Then be inspired to start your own club, group or team today - It's fun and we make it easy!


Olivia celebrated her 10th birthday in 2014 by asking her friends and family to make a donation to Cookies for Kids' Cancer. Proving you're never too young to make a difference, she served cookies at her party and in total, her efforts raised $820 for childhood cancer research!

Annual Boston Cookie Exchange

Each December, The Boston Food Swap group organizes an holiday cookie exchange to raise money for Cookies for Kids' Cancer. The annual event gets bigger and better each year, and in 2013, nearly 6,000 cookies were swapped by 100 participants. The Glad Products Company matched $1 for each cookie swapped, bringing in $6,000 for childhood cancer research in one day!

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