Sydney & Maddie Berna

Why were you inspired (or who inspired you) to get involved with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer?

Sydney: Liam Witt inspired me to get involved with Cookies for Kids Cancer. I think about him often.

Maddie: Liam Witt inspired me to get involved with Cookies for Kids Cancer. I went to preschool with him and he was my good friend. We think about him all of the time.

Share your favorite memory or favorite thing from hosting an event.

Sydney: I’ve hosted a few events with my family and friends but my favorite one was at the Flatiron Building and in Madison Square Park in NYC a few years ago. I like it the best because I got all of my friends involved too and they loved it! We were all selling cookies and it made me happy. I also had a really good time!

Maddie: I’ve hosted a few events but my favorite was the 5k run I did with my sister, mom and friends Ari, Sam and Allison last May. I liked this one this best because I was doing two things that I love – running and raising money to help others.

Why do you think it’s important to Be a Good Cookie?

Sydney: It’s important to Be a Good Cookie because cancer is a scary disease and I think it’s really important to help everyone, even people I don’t know. There are so many kids who need help and I want to try to help them.

Maddie: If someone tells you you’re a Good Cookie, it’s another way of saying you’re making a difference for others. That’s a good thing.

What would you tell other kids who are interested in hosting their own event?

Sydney: I want to tell other kids to enjoy it, have fun and know that you are doing something for a really good cause. It’s even more fun to have friends come along so that they can make a difference too!

Maddie: The important thing is to have fun, and to understand the difference you’re making. And also, you should be proud of yourself.

Is there anything else you’d like to share about your experience with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer?

Sydney: Cookies for Kids Cancer is a really important organization. And it’s really fun to get involved!!

Maddie: Get involved! And eat cookies!!