Monday, October 13, 2008

Cookies for Kids with Cancer

I have always loved bake sales. From the time I was a wee one, just the sight of a pretty table filled with all kinds of sweet sugary goodness set my heart a-flutter. In fact, one of the only pictures we have of me as a toddler (I am the third of five children--need I explain?) is one where I am standing in front a table of goodies (at a wedding, maybe?) with my finger reaching for some icing or treat.
So, when I was asked if I'd be interested in hosting a bake sale for "cookies for kids cancer" I was very eager to help out. Not only will we be raising money to support childhood cancer research, but we will all get to enjoy a treat on election day. So, the bake sale will be on November 4, election day, and the location is yet to be determined. Here is the website where you can read some really interesting statistics and learn more about this great organization:
http://www.cookiesforkidscancer.org
I'm going to need some help filling our table with cakes, pies, cupcakes, cookies, muffins, and Joseph's absolute favorite--brownies!!, so if anyone out there would like to bake something to contribute to the sale, please email me. I'm very excited about this, and I know Joseph would be too. I think he and I were tied on how much we liked sweets.
Once we know where we are going to be able to have the bake sale, I'd like to invite all of you to come by and sample some goodies while we participate in electing our new president.
On a much sadder note, there is another little boy who has been battling a brain tumor for just over two years. He is such a sweet, brave boy named Aidan, and he will likely be going home to meet his Savior and play with Joseph in the next week or so. We are really saddened by this as we have grown to love him as we've kept up with his blog. Please pray for his family or sign their guestbook to let them know you care: http://www.whynotaidan.com/
All of your notes and comments were so encouraging to us in those final days with Joseph and I know they would appreciate an encouraging note. Thank you!

11 comments:

Jennifer said...

I know the picture you speak of. So funny. Will be praying for Aiden and his family.

abbiegrace said...

I'll go visit the blog.

The bake sale is a great idea. I have fond childhood memories of bake sales as well!

Jody (atlanta) said...

I have been checking Aiden's blog and will keep praying. Good luck with all the baking.....I will be sending some lemon bars (my personal favorite) in spirit.

I am so sad will not be seeing you and family this weekend. I will be there in spirit eating, drinking, chatting, hugging, and loving.

Love, Jody

Anonymous said...

I love the bake sale idea. There is nothing better than sweets---of any kind--the more the better. I have been keeping up with your blog for an while now. As I have stated before, we do not know each other. If I were any where close to you, I would bake brownies---just for Joseph. I wish you lots of luck and please keep posting. It is such a joy to read. Continuing to pray for your peace and comfort.--for Aiden's family too.

Anonymous said...

I would love to help out with the bake sale! I have grown to love your family through this blog, and we actually know a lot of the same people. Please contact me at melandxan@hotmail.com if you need more snacks for the sale!
Melissa Carpenter

Randi said...

I wish I could help with the bake sale. I also hope it goes wonderful for you all.
I will pray for Aiden. Thank you for spreading the word about this beautiful boy.
Randi

Sarah-Jane said...

hey Gillo...thanks for watching Deacon. Hope you guys had fun...2 ..2yr olds.....wahoooooo!!!

Craig and Gwen said...

Wish I could bake something...

Miss ya -
Gwen

Courtney said...

I love that there's an organinzation that raises money for children's cancer research by BAKING. I LOVE baking and eating sweets. I definitely share in your passion with this. If I lived in Nashville, I bake up and storm for you. I wonder if anyone's doing this in Memphis...

-Courtney S.

Courtney said...

organinzation=organization

I hate typos.

Gillian said...

Courtney, I think I'm the only one from TN organizing a bake sale (they want to have one in all 50 states), so if you wanted to do one in Memphis I'm sure you could.