Sweet & Tasty Treats for Great Cause Pediatric Cancer Research

Richmond is a bustling with activities this weekend between President Obama’s visit on Friday, Sir Richard Branson’s fundraising visit and the NASCAR race in town. But you won’t want to miss the 2nd annual Cookies for Kids’ Cancer bake sale taking over the city — with 16,000 cookies being sold at 27 sites on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011.

While you are waiting to catch a glimpse of our President, a Knight or a NASCAR driver, fuel up on cookies for an important cause. Founded by former Richmonder Gretchen Holt Witt, who lost her son to cancer earlier this year, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is a national nonprofit raising money for new and improved therapies for pediatric cancer. Gretchen is a former co-worker of Jonathan and Michele.  

The team at Rhudy & Co. is proud to volunteer again this year to help this massive community-wide event along with some of our friends in the local PR community.

Last year, Richmond came together and raised more than $35,000, making it the highest grossing bake sale in Cookies for Kids’ Cancer history. Read the case study. This year hundreds of volunteers and scores of local businesses are joining forces to do the same. The cookies being sold come from Jacqueline’s Gourmet Cookies in Salem, Mass., and are being baked by Ashland’s Daystar Desserts.

Catch a preview of the bake sale on Friday, Sept. 9 by visiting the “mobile bake sale” trolley downtown from 10:45 a.m. until 3 p.m. at 12th and Main streets.

On Saturday, Sept. 10, stop by one or more of the 27 bake sales taking place throughout the area.

For more information on Cookies for Kids’ Cancer visit http://www.cookiesforkidscancer.org/. For more information on this event, including donors and sponsors, go to Facebook, or review this poster.

In the News

Watch our good friend and one of the masterminds behind the community event, Wendy Martin, share details with Lite 98 in a video interview earlier this week. Thanks to Cameron McPherson at The Hodges Partnership for volunteering his time to coordinate media outreach.