September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Every day across the U.S., at least 43 families hear the words, “Your child has cancer.”
That’s why every September local people support Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a grassroots nonprofit organization that is changing the facts of childhood cancer. It has funded more than 110 research grants that have developed 42 new cancer treatments that are saving lives and supporting families right now.
So, mark your calendars: The seventh annual Vermont Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21, at The Alchemist brewery in Stowe from 10 a.m. until the cookies sell out.
Last year, the local effort raised more than $3,000.
People can help by baking cookies, coming to the sale, or making a tax-deductible donation. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer will also be The Alchemist’s September tip jar recipient, which means all tips received inside the brewery this month will go directly to the cancer-fighting organization.
This is the organization’s only Vermont fundraiser and the local goal is to make a lot of “dough.”
To donate cookies, please drop labeled cookies, in a container you don’t need returned, at one of the Cookie Donation Stations on Friday, Sept. 20: the office at Thatcher Brook Primary School in Waterbury, Crossett Brook Middle School in Duxbury, or the Drake family’s front porch at 5 Randall St. or Flahertys’ porch at 414 Lonesome Trail, both in Waterbury.
Sale favorites are sugar cookies, chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin/chocolate chip or chocolate with chocolate chip. If your cookies contain nuts, please clearly add that to the label.
If you are too busy to bake but would like to support the event with a donation (no donation is too small), donate online at bit.ly/vtcookiesforcancer or send a check to 5 Randall St., Waterbury, made out to CFKC with “Vermont Event” on the memo line.
Questions: Madeline at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-760-0611.