Cookies For Kids’ Cancer Needs You

I’m not normally a cause marketer, but the folks at OXO got in touch to alert me to the Cookies for Kids’ Cancer project and I couldn’t say no. Those of you who’ve read my bio know that I’m a cancer survivor. I had stage 4 non-hodgkins lymphoma. That was ten years ago and I’ve barely had even a head cold since. I’m the very fortunate beneficiary of world-class cancer treatment, which is the upshot of world-class cancer research.

Though you might not believe it, kids with cancer face bleaker prospects than adults with the same disease. The reason, because of a lack of therapies designed specifically for treating children. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer was created to fill the treatment void by providing support for pediatric cancer funding. There are several ways you can get involved. You can buy a good cookie spatula. You can host your own bake sale. Or if emailing is more your thing, you can send a virtual cookie.

We bakers are a special breed. We do what we do so others can benefit from our creativity, time and hard work. Today I’m asking you to donate a little of that spirit and energy so that a lot of very brave kids — and their very frightened but hopeful parents — can look to the future with optimism. Thanks and be generous! – Joe

6 thoughts on “Cookies For Kids’ Cancer Needs You”

  1. That’s a great cause to be marketing for, Joe 🙂

    I’m not sure if you’d know, but does OXO ship to Canada? I’d love to pick me up one of those cookie spatulas to support the cause, but they don’t seem to allow me to input a Canadian address :\

    Regardless, I think it’s awesome you made a post about it. Props to you, Joe! You’re a baker with a biiiiiig heart.

    1. I don’t know about that, April, but I’m sure there’s a contact somewhere on that home page. They’d love an order from the Great White North, I’m sure. Cheers!

      – Joe

  2. I guess I haven’t read your bio, because I didn’t know you’d had lymphoma. I myself am a stage 4 Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor — been in remission 24 years now — and I think all of the bakers in my family will be getting cookie spatulas this Christmas….

    1. Way to go, Jimma!! That’s fantastic! I love hearing stories like that. What are you going to do for your big 25 year celebration? My wife wants to know how I want to celebrate my 10th, but I haven’t thought of anything good yet. I can’t celebrate it on the day-of because I got my all-clear on September 11, 2001. Made for a rather schizophrenic day, I can tell you. But I need to think of something…

      – Joe

      1. Wow, that was certainly quite a day to get your all-clear! To be honest with you, it hadn’t occurred to me that I’m coming up on 25 years until I left that comment, so it hadn’t really occurred to me to celebrate it. But you’re right, I should think of something. Like you, I’m at a bit of a loss for ideas at the moment, though. I’ll be interested to know what you decide.

        1. It was pretty odd day for it, no question. My wife asked me if I really wanted to go to downtown Chicago that morning, especially since my oncologist’s office was at the base of the Hancock building. I told her I was getting my all-clear that day no matter what! 😉 We were all along on the in-bound side of Lake Shore Drive that morning. Talk about a breeze of a commute…

          But I’m still thinking about a way to mark the 10-year. I’ll let you know when I come up with something. Cheers,

          – Joe

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