In my recent issue of Martha Stewart Living I found this little ad about Liam:
"It was bleak February day in 2007 when Gretchen Witt heard the words that would devastate any parent: Your child has cancer. But what made things even worse was what came next: Oh, and there's no sure cure.
As Gretchen and her husband Larry absorbed the fact that an aggressive form of cancer called neuroblastoma was attaching their son Liam's two-and-a-half-year-old body, they soon learned that in the US, cancer claims the lives of more children under age 18 than any other disease. Their doctors said that part of the reason why is because not enough money is being spent on pediatric cancer research.
Gretchen decided she would start raising money. She came up with 'a crazy idea for a bake sale.' In three weeks in December 2007, she had 250 volunteers baked and sold 96,000 cookies, raising over $400,000 for pediatric cancer research. Long after the sale was over, people reached out, wanting to help- and Cookies for Kids' Cancer was born.
Cookies for Kids Cancer's premise is simple: Raise money for research through local bake sales and an online cookie store.
To find out how you can host a bake sale, go to Cookies for Kids' Cancer