Cookies for Kids’ Cancer started when 2-year-old Liam Witt was diagnosed with cancer in 2007, and his parents Larry and Gretchen were shocked by the lack of effective treatments for young cancer patients all due to funding. So from there, they committed to support research funding for effective treatments for pediatric cancer patients. Gretchen baked and sold 96,000 cookies with the help of 250 volunteers equaling more than $400,000 in funding. After that, people everywhere began asking how they could get involved in such an inspiring organization! And luckily, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer will be at the 2018 New York Baby Show on May 19 and 20 at Pier 94.
Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family; $20 per individual. Children are free.
We spoke with a Cookies for Kids’ Cancer team member about what to expect at this year’s Baby Show!
What should expectant and new parents know about your brand?
Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a national 501(c)3 non-profit, is committed to raising funds for research to develop new, improved, and less toxic treatments for pediatric cancer, the No. 1 disease killer of children in the U.S. We provide inspiration and support for individuals, businesses, and organizations to raise funds by hosting grassroots bake sales and other fundraising events.
What’s new in (in the past year) with your brand?
We have 12 delicious flavors of cookies available for purchase on our website with 100% of profits going to pediatric cancer research. This month, we reintroduced a cookie flavor! Back by popular demand, snickerdoodle is now available for purchase year-round on our website!
What is your most popular service right now?
People visit our site for all different reasons, from creating a fundraising page to shopping on our online gift shop. Our most popular service right now is the ability to order our cookies as gifts for a loved one and our most popular cookie flavor is chunky chocolate chip.
Why should Baby Show attendees stop by your booth at the New York Baby Show?
Attendees should stop by our booth (#2006) at the NY Baby Show 2018 to come talk with us about ways to get involved in such an important cause. There are so many simple but impactful ways to truly make a difference in the world of pediatric cancer research. Anyone can host a fundraising event, order our cookies as gifts, shop our online gift shop, make a donation or create a fundraising page. Good Cookies host events of all shapes and sizes, from nickel wars and 5Ks to community-wide bake sales and school dances. Also, there will be cookies at our booth!
Are you offering any special contests or discounts at your booth at the New York Baby Show in 2018?
The Good Cookies at OXO Tot have donated an OXO Tot Cubby Stroller, valued at $300 and an OXO Tot Sprout High Chair, valued at $250, as raffle prizes at our booth (#2006). All you need to do to gain entry is stop by our booth at the NY Baby Show 2018 and write down your name and email. If you want to read more about these products head to OXO’s website and stop by our booth for a chance to win!
To learn more, visit cookiesforkidscancer.org