Rides to Chemo, Baking Cookies and 10 Other Ways Help Kick Cancer

You don't need a lot of money or time to make a difference. From hosting bake sales to kickball tournaments, here's what you can do (13 Photos)

Arricca Elin SanSone on May 24, 2012 at 4:13PM

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Cookies for Kids' Cancer

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Who they are: The organization was founded in 2008 by Gretchen Holt and Larry Witt when their son Liam was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at two years old. Appalled at how few effective pediatric cancer therapies there were due to lack of research funding, Gretchen was inspired to host a gigantic bake sale with friends and other parents whose children were battling cancer. When she and 250 volunteers baked and sold 96,000 cookies in three weeks, Gretchen realized bake sales could be a viable way to raise research funds for more beneficial, less toxic cancer treatments for kids.


How you can help: Host your own bake sale with your kids, neighbors or friends. The website takes you through the process and includes recipes, planning tips and publicity. Or log on to send cookies for birthdays and special events.

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