Cookies for Kids' Cancer was founded by two OXOnians, Gretchen and Larry Witt, who were inspired by their son Liam's battle with cancer. They were shocked to learn that childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease of kids in the US. The reason: lack of funding for new, improved, and less toxic therapies for cancers speciﬁc to children. The Witts knew they had to do something to make a difference for the more than 40,000 children in the US battling cancer each day.
OXOnians were among the ﬁrst to sign up to help when Larry and Gretchen had the crazy idea to bake 96,000 cookies back in 2007. And when Cookies for Kids’ Cancer launched in 2008, OXOnians hosted one of the ﬁrst bake sales – an annual tradition that alone has funded more than one research project.
Since 2011, OXO’s support has inspired more than 3,000 grassroots events in 700 cities and has helped to raise over $2.3 million for vitally important childhood cancer research. This year, OXO will continue to spread awareness of Cookies' mission and donate up to $100k through a variety of fundraising efforts.
You can Bake A Difference with OXO and Cookies for Kids’ Cancer in so many ways! Host a bake sale, pledge your birthday, or get your coworkers and company involved like OXO! Simply do whatever you love to do while raising awareness and funds for childhood cancer research. This year, OXO will donate up to $100,000 to Cookies for Kids' Cancer through event matches and other fundraising efforts! When you host an event this September, the dollars you raise will be MATCHED by OXO. Have your donations doubled by selecting OXO at the “How did you hear about Cookies for Kids' Cancer?” dropdown when registering. Get started today by registering your fundraiser.REGISTER YOUR BAKE SALE