The Setting: Watching my five-foot pre-lit twinkle.
The Soundtrack: The 1985 classic Santa Claus, The Movie.
Steaming up the Oven: Cookies!
The Scenario: Preparing to host a Cookies for Kid's Cancer bake sale, and teaming with OXO to bake one reader's day!
When I heard about www.CookiesForKidsCancer.org, I immediately jumped at the chance to get involved and host a bake sale at my community center.
This week I'm baking up a storm in preparation for the big sale on Saturday.
OK, I probably shouldn't say "big" since we are quite limited in time and resources, and I have no idea how many guests we'll actually attract...but if we raise any money at all, it will be a success!
Want to get in on the fun?
OXO has provided me with a free Be a Good Cookie Spatula to give away to one lucky reader!
Cookies for Kids' Cancer was actually founded by OXO employees Gretchen and Larry Witt whose son battled pediatric cancer.
When they learned that more than 25% of kids diagnosed with cancer fail to survive due to a lack of effective therapies, they decided to raise money for more intensive research, and Cookies for Kids Cancer was born.
After the Witts created Cookies for Kids' Cancer, OXO got on board, and so can you!
When you buy an OXO Limited Edition "Good Cookie" Spatula (see www.oxogoodcookies.com for a list of retailers), 50% of the profits benefit pediatric cancer awareness, up to $100,000.
If you register and host a Cookies for Kids' Cancer Bake Sale or fundraising event before Dec 31st, 2011, OXO will match all proceeds up to $100,000.
If you happen to be in the South Bend area this Saturday, Dec 10, you could swing by the bake sale at the community center, or, if you can't make it out but want to make a donation, visit my donation site.
I'll be posting some pictures and recipes from my bake-sale prep this week and updates after the sale, so stay tuned!
Pretty cute, huh?
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Must enter by January 15, 2012. Winner will be selected by a drawing and announced January 16. Winner must be a resident of the 48 contiguous United States.