One of our major initiatives is partnering with Cookies for Kids Cancer to help raise funds for pediatric cancer research.
Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is committed to raising funds to support research for new and improved therapies for pediatric cancer, the leading cause of death by disease for children under the age of 18. Through the concept of local bake sales, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer provdes the inspiration and support for individuals, communities, and businesses to help fight pediatric cancer.
Facts about Kids’ Cancers
Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is not about one child or one type of pediatric cancer. It is about changing the facts of pediatric cancerfor the better, forever. Important statistics to know:
- Cancer claims the lives of more children annually than any other disease ” more than asthma, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis & AIDS combined.
- 46 children per day are diagnosed with cancer totaling nearly 13,000 new cases per year.
- Cure rates have improved dramatically and advances in childhood cancer research has provided seminal insights into the cancer problem in general. Today, 4 out 5 children diagnosed with cancer can be cured.
- While long-term goals for the pediatric cancercommunity will focus on securing more federal funding for childhood cancer research (more than the 1-2% of the National Cancer Institute budget that is current expended), philanthropy plays a critical and essential role in the ongoing battle against childhood cancer.
The Bettasnax family helps raise funds for Cookies for Kids Cancer by partnering with local schools in their community service programs. Students package and sell special packages of specially made Bettasnax biscotti, a significant percentage of proceeds from the sale of biscotti then being donated to Cookies for Kids Cancer.