Two years ago I lost my friend Patti (my age–only in her 30s) to cancer. Watching her go through treatments, try different medications, and see her in pain was one of the absolute worst things I have ever witnessed and I can’t imagine a child going through what Patti went through. So, when I heard that one of my favorite brands, OXO, was donating up to $100,000 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer to support research for new and improved therapies, I knew I had to participate.
Background: Cookies for Kids’ Cancer was founded by two OXO employees whose own son was battling pediatric cancer. When the couple learned that the main reason over 25% of kids diagnosed with cancer do not survive was because of a lack of effective therapies, the organization was started. For more information, visit OXO’s Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.
How you can help bake a difference: Purchase a limited edition cookie spatula! For every spatula sold, OXO will donate 50% of the profits (up to $100,000) to benefit pediatric cancer awareness. These spatulas can be found at Bed Bath & Beyond and Amazon, as well as other retailers.
Finally, OXO provided me with one spatula to give away to a lucky reader. Along with the spatula, I’m including the Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Best Bake Sale Cookbook as well as even more cookie cookbooks generously provided by Harvard Common Press. Now you’ll have no excuse to not have a bake sale to support this amazing organization!
To enter, leave a comment below telling me about your favorite cookie. But first, please visit OXO Good Cookies and send virtual cookies to your friends or learn how to host a bake sale or fundraising event for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.
OXO provided me with one spatula for myself and one to give away to a reader. Giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, December 27, 2011. One winner will be selected at random shortly thereafter and contacted by email. Please note this giveaway is only open to residents of the U.S.
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