Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Cookies for Cancer

Cookies for Cancer
No, cookies aren't exactly the magic cure for cancer. Yet. (I have hope that cookies will solve everything from cancer to world peace. Yes, I'm an optimist.) However, you can get your cookie fix and donate to kids fighting cancer, all just with the click of your mouse.

Who's baking the cookies?
The group "Band of Parents" was formed by the parents of children who have a rare and very deadly form of cancer: neuroblastoma. According to their website, neuroblastoma affects approximately 650 children in the U.S. every year, but only about 30% of those diagnosed survive it. Because it's a relatively small population, pharmaceutical companies and government agencies are not funding research for this "orphan disease." That's where Band of Parents is stepping in.

The group provides a support group for one and other, and in addition to helping their own kids battle cancer, they're raising money to fund research on children's cancer at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. In this case, they're doing something particularily sweet - baking cookies.

Buy. Your. Cookies. Now.
Who do you know who wouldn't love some homemade cookies? Who do you know who would love to help kids fight cancer? It's a win-win situation in this holiday season. Visit http://www.cookiesforkidscancer.org/Pages/Page.aspx for more information and to place your order.


Thanks to Heather Tyree at Epicurious.com for helping get the word out.

2 comments:

noah said...

Do you have a recipe for some cookies that are for cancer research?

Casey said...

1. Bake cookies.
2. Give them to your favorite cancer researcher. I know a few if you're looking. They always love cookies, especially when they're working late hours.