September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. To honor our customers and families fighting the pediatric cancer battle, Snip-its salons across the country are hosting a 30-day fundraiser to try to raise $100,000 to benefit Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.
Pediatric cancer is the #1 cause of death by disease in children in the U.S. What’s so difficult to digest is that many potential treatments for pediatric cancer never make it to the clinic to be tested and produced because of a lack of federal funding. That’s where Cookies for Kids’ Cancer comes in. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is a national non-profit organization that funds key research projects for five of the top pediatric cancer research centers: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital; Texas Children’s Hospital; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; andChildren’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
The organization works with these partner hospitals to identify and fund promising research – in the form of $100,000 grants – for new therapies that are ready to make the leap from the labs to the clinics in 24 months or less. Since 2008, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer has raised more than $5 million, funding more than 2 dozen projects.
By raising $100,000, Snip-its will be able to fully fund a research grant and play a part in the fight against pediatric cancer.
Cookies for Kids’ Cancer was founded in 2008 by Gretchen and Larry Witt after their son, Liam, was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma. It started with a bake sale in Liam’s hometown, which resulted in 96,000 cookies baked and more than $400,000 in sales. If ONE bake sale can raise that much money, we’re extremely hopeful we can reach our goal. But, we need your help. Please visit your local Snip-its salon in the next few weeks to donate, or click here to give online now. Another way you can help is to host your own community bake sale by visiting the Cookies for Kids’ Cancer web site to find out how.
Tragically, Liam lost his battle with cancer, but there are so many more children who can benefit from our efforts. Be a good cookie; join the fight!