Cookies for Kids' Cancer provides annual research grants to five of the nation's leading pediatric cancer centers to advance the development of less toxic, more effective treatments for children battling cancer. Cancer is the number one cause of death by disease of children in the U.S. Less than 4% of the National Cancer Institute's budget goes to all childhood cancers combined. Two-thirds of pediatric cancer patients will develop long-term side effects, many life-threatening -- a result of the treatments that "cured" them. Only four of the 12 most common types of childhood cancers have average survival rates over 80%.
Everyday, 46 children are diagnosed with some type of Pediatric Cancer.
On January 26, 2010, one of those 46 children was my precious daughter, Lois. Thirteen months later, she was gone.
There is ONE THING that can truly change the facts of childhood cancers forever -- FUNDING for research to find new, improved therapies.
Here's the website to make a donation. If you donate more than $20, I'm going to send you homemade cookies in the mail. And dammit, I make good cookies.
Thank you, friends - for remembering our girl and honoring her memory with a donation to this worthy cause.
Catherine Hogan and the entire Hogan/Monroe/Steele family