Cookies for Kids' Cancer is a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for pediatric cancer research. We provide the support & resources for individuals & businesses to host local fundraising events, as well as other simple ways for anyone to get involved.
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
Gaston Bachelard (1884-1962) French philosopher and poet.
It all started with 96,000 cookies...
Upon 2-year-old Liam Witt's diagnosis with neuroblastoma in 2007, his parents were shocked to learn of the lack of effective treatments for pediatric cancers due to lack of funding. They pledged to support the development of research for safer, more effective treatments. With the help of 250 volunteers, his mom Gretchen baked and sold 96,000 cookies, raising more than $400,000 for research. Word quickly spread, and people nationwide began asking, "What can I do to help?"
Cookies for Kids' Cancer is committed to raising funds for research to develop new, improved treatments for pediatric cancer, the #1 disease killer of children in the U.S. We provide inspiration and support for individuals, businesses and organizations to raise funds by hosting local events. Click here to register an event!
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About the Founders
Gretchen and Larry Witt founded Cookies for Kids' Cancer in 2008. Their efforts have always been inspired by their son Liam's battle with stage IV cancer. Tragically, Liam came to the end of his courageous 4-year fight with cancer on January 24, 2011 at the age of 6. Though devastated by his loss, the Witts remain more determined than ever to continue the fight against pediatric cancer. Gretchen Witt accepts speaking engagements with 100% of her speaker's fees going directly to Cookies for Kids' Cancer. Click here to learn more about Gretchen Holt-Witt.
Our Board of Directors
|Larry S. Witt
||Trustee and President
||OXO SVP Sales & Marketing|
||Trustee and Vice-President
||Media Relations Consultant|
||Weber Shandwick, EVP Employee Engagement & Change Management|
||Wingspan Investment Management L.P.|
||Jacqueline's Bakery - President|
|Robert L. Hornby
||Wolff & Samson PC, Member|
||Trustee and Treasurer
||Goelzer Investment - SVP|
||Goldman, Sachs & Co., Managing Director|
||Premium Retail Services, VP Strategic Development|