Rhudy & Co. is Fighting Pediatric Cancer in Carytown This Saturday

You can buy delicious cookies and support a great cause in Carytown this Saturday, Sept. 6, as the 5th annual RVA Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Bake Sale is in full swing.

Join the Rhudy & Co. team and some of our friends in Carytown, on the corner of Belmont and Cary Street, in front of the Ten Thousand Villages store at 3201 Cary St. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as we raise funds for pediatric cancer research and therapies.

About the organization

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is a national nonprofit organization founded by former Richmonder Gretchen Holt Witt, who lost her son Liam to cancer in 2011. Jonathan and Michele Rhudy worked with Gretchen years ago at Carter Ryley Thomas PR (now Padilla/CRT) in Richmond.

Think a city-wide bake sale can’t make a big difference?

The RVA community is the highest grossing Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Bake Sale in history and has raised $200,000 for pediatric cancer research over the last four years.

A city-wide bake sale wouldn’t be possible without the help of Daystar Desserts in Ashland baking more than 20,000delicious cookies.

How can you get involved?

  • Cookies will be sold in packages of three, for a suggested donation of $5. Flavors being offered include: chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, sugar and white chocolate macadamia nut.
  • Come join the fun, pick your favorite cookie and support Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.
  • Review other RVA bake-sale locations and spread the word via Facebook .
  • Not in RVA but still want to help? You can still support Cookies for Kids' Cancer from afar.

Michele Rhudy loves cookies as much as her daughter Morgan, pictured here in 2011. Michele, Morgan and the rest of the Rhudy family love the energy and excitement of the annual RVA Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Bake Sale. 

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