I am thrilled to announce the first annual “Good Cookie Bundle” of speech/language therapy products to raise funds for important pediatric cancer research. Five “Good Cookie” SLPs have teamed up to share nine products at an amazing 68% off “good cookie” discount! I am grateful for their willingness to participate! Thank you Kim (Activity Tailor), Felice (The Dabbling Speechie), Abby (School House Talk), and Kristin (Simply Speech)!!!! This effort would not have been possible without their contributions!
Here’s how it all started…
On Saturday, December 6, 2014, the Charlotte area will be hosting its 7th annual Cookies For Kids’ Cancer (CFKC) bake sale to raise funds for the national 501(c)3 non-profit Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. The bake sale operates as donation only and will be coordinated by local educators, parents, and children who are unfortunately all too familiar with the pain and struggle that pediatric cancer inflicts upon the most undeserving children and their families. I am passionate about this cause and emotionally invested in helping CFKC as one of our dear 3rd graders earned his angel wings last year after a 7 year fight with cancer. His family has been organizing Charlotte’s community bake sale for 7 years and will not stop until we set this right. Wouldn’t it be cool if the research funded through this year’s bake sale was THE ONE that found better medicine, treatment, or a cure for our children?
Last year TWO research clinical trials were funded because of the support of ‘good cookies’ in one community, over one weekend, at one bake sale. How cool is that? I often feel useless in fights like this, so I figured that creating a fundraising bundle of therapy materials was one way I could contribute. It’s a shame that cancer is the #1 cause of death by disease of children in the U.S., however less than 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget goes towards pediatric cancer. Cancer has intruded into our precious school building, and I want to fight back!
This “Good Cookie Bundle” has 9 articulation, language, and functional communication products from 5 different SLPs. You will get these at a fraction of the cost…if bought individually you would pay $31. You are saving 68% with this bundle AND contributing to necessary pediatric cancer research.
Together we can change the statistics! 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Cookies For Kids’ Cancer. CFKC partners with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Texas Children’s Cancer Center by donating 100% of money raised to fund their clinical trials. A portion of funds also match the federal allowance per child enrolled in clinical trials in the Children’s Oncology Group’s Phase I Consortium, a nationwide group of 21 premier pediatric oncology centers. You an learn more about Charlotte’s bake sale at charlottegoodcookies.org and CFKC at www.cookiesforkidscancer.org. The video below shares the inspiration behind CFKC and explains why it is so important to fund pediatric cancer research: