Emily Rogers

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

I was inspired by a family friend, Grier Christenbury, who was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma when he was just two years old. Despite his constant battle, every time I saw him, Grier always had the biggest smile paired with an adorable dimple on each cheek. The strength I saw in him and his family as they fought this disease motivated me to get involved with CFKC.

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

My favorite thing from every CFKC 5k is watching all the kids there at the race. Whether they are running, volunteering, or eating cookies every one has a smile on their face. The cool thing about this organization is that it allows and encourages kids to help other kids, and seeing that in action is always inspiring.

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

Pediatric cancer kills more children in the US than any other disease, yet less than 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s multi-billion dollar budget is currently going towards finding a cure. Cookies for Kid’s Cancer gives these children and their families a voice as well as hope for a healthy future.