Springboro’s Cooks’ Ware will host their second annual Bake-Off this Sat, July 14th to benefit Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Founded by parents inspired by their son Liam’s battle with cancer, they were shocked to learn that the main reason over 25% of kids diagnosed with cancer do not survive is because of a lack of effective therapies. And the reason for the lack of therapies was very simple: lack of funding. They pledged to support the development of new and better treatments by giving people a simple way to get involved
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. Important statistics to know:
- Cancer claims the lives of more children annually than any other disease.
- 46 children per day are diagnosed with cancer totaling nearly 13,000 new cases per year.
- Cure rates have improved dramatically and advances in childhood cancer research has provided seminal insights into the cancer problem in general. Today, 4 out 5 children diagnosed with cancer can be cured.
- While long-term goals for the pediatric cancer community will focus on securing more federal funding for childhood cancer research (more than the 1-2% of the National Cancer Institute budget that is current expended), philanthropy plays a critical and essential role in the ongoing battle against childhood cancer.
Want to help? Call the store to register and then bake up your favorite sweet treats and donate them to the big sale on Sat, July 14th at the Settler’s Walk store. If you think you make the best cookies or cupcakes enter your sweets into the Bake Off by registering by Thurs, July 12th.
Bake Off Guidelines:
Categories are Cookies and Cupcakes: enter just one or both categories.
Reserve 3 servings of each entry for the judges, you may package and donate the remaining servings from your recipe for the bake sale that benefit Cookies For Kids Cancer.
Drop off your entry no later than 8pm. Fri, July 13th at Cooks’ Wares. Judging will begin at 1pm on Sat, July 14th
Contest winners names and recipes will be published in Cooks’ Wares newsletter and prizes will be awarded in each category.
If you’re not a baker, you can still support this event by shopping the Bake Sale on Sat, July 14th.