FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Suttons Bay, MI) (9/28/2013) – The Princess and the Pirate (sister store of The Front Porch) will hold it third annual bake sale on Saturday, September 28 from 10 – 5pm. In the past two years $6000 has been raised for this cause, thanks to the generous donations of baked goods from local residents, and matching funds from OXO housewares. The goal is to generate $2000 in sales ($4000 in total contributions) this year. ‘Good Cookies’ are needed to donate baked goods to support their efforts. Baked goods can be dropped off at the Princess and the Pirate, 217 St. Joseph Street, Suttons Bay, either 9/26 or 9/27.
While pediatric cancer is the #1 disease killer of children – more than asthma, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and pediatric AIDS combined, less than 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s research budget is directed toward pediatric cancer research. There has not been a new drug developed specifically for pediatric cancer in 20 years.
The first Cookies for Kids’ Cancer bake sale was held in December 2007, when the mom of a young child with cancer decided to have an enormous bake sale where she and others would sell 96,000 cookies to raise money to help fund a pediatric cancer treatment in development. With the help of more than 250 volunteers, all 96,000 cookies were baked and sold in just three weeks. The bake sale raised over $400,000. From the support the first bake sale received, the idea to create an organization for people to hold their own bake sales came to life with the creation of a national organization.