The Dalles Urban Paper at 212 Washington St. in The Dalles will be the site of a Cookies for Kids’ Cancer local bake sale Friday, June 28, starting at 10 a.m.
Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is a not-for-profit organization committed to raising funds to support research for new and improved therapies for pediatric cancers. Through local bake sales, the organization provides the inspiration and support for individuals, communities, and businesses to help fight pediatric cancer.
Local Girl Scouts will be assisting with the bake sale. There will also be a scrapbooking event at Urban Paper that day from 10 a.m. until midnight. Reservations for the scrapbooking event are required, as space is limited. Contact Urban Paper, (541)298-2767, for information and to register.
The first Cookies for Kids’ Cancer bake sale was in December 2007, when the mom of a young child with cancer decided to have an enormous bake sale where she and others would sell 96,000 cookies to raise money to help fund a pediatric cancer treatment in development. With the help of more than 250 volunteers, all 96,000 cookies were baked and sold in just three weeks.
The bake sale raised over $400,000. From the support the first bake sale received, the idea to create an organization for people to hold their own bake sales came to life with the creation of a national organization.
Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is not about one child or one type of pediatric cancer. It is about changing the facts of pediatric cancer for the better, forever. Childhood cancers are the number one disease killer of children — more than asthma, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and pediatric AIDS combined.
Nearly 13,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. Survivors of childhood cancer face a broad range of physical and psychological challenges imposed by the disease, and some will suffer its long-term effects for the rest of their lives. Despite all these statistics, there has not been a new drug developed specifically for pediatric cancer in 20 years.
forkidscancer.org to find how you can support Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.