Sam & Evan

Lacrosse Tournament

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

Sam: When I first heard the name Cookies for Kids Cancer I was curious about what cookies could do to help kids with cancer. What inspired me the most was talking with Gretchen and hearing her story and about her son Liam. It really touched my heart and I thought it would be great to help out such nice people and other children who were suffering from cancer.

Evan: Sam and I wanted to raise money for cancer. We know adults and kids who are fighting cancer, and have died because of cancer. We both researched organizations and Lisa, Sam's mom, told us about Cookies for Kids Cancer and we thought it was the right one. 

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

Sam: My favorite memory from the lacrosse tournament that we organized is when we took a break halfway through and Evan and I explained to everyone there what we were doing and why we were doing it. It felt great to thank everyone there for helping out and for their donations.

Evan: Half way through the tournament we stop the event and everyone formed a huge circle around Sam and I. We told the players and guests about Cookies For Kids Cancer and how we hoped to raise 5 thousand dollars. 

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

Sam: I think it is important to always be a good cookie and to remember that a little help can go a long way. When you are being a good cookie you are contributing to a great cause and an amazing organization and you are helping the greater community and those in need. 

Evan: I think it's important to be a good cookie because there isn't a better feeling than doing something to help others. 

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

Sam: Organizing this lacrosse tournament was a lot of work and a lot of fun. It was amazing to see the community rally behind our efforts and it felt great to raise a lot of money to support pediatric cancer research. As I said in my bar mitzvah speech, I feel like I made a dent!