I had the pleasure of meeting Gretchen Witt many years ago at the International Housewares Association in Chicago. Gretchen told me the story of her son, Liam, who fought cancer for four years. Unfortunately, Liam passed in 2012 when he was just 6-years-old. I have to be honest, I was amazed at Gretchen’s strength and resolve to create a non profit in the midst of Liam’s battle. And to continue fighting to help other families find effective treatments.
At the time, Gretchen and her husband Larry had been blind-sided at the lack of effective treatments available due to insufficient funding. They were even more shocked to learn that cancer is the #1 disease killer of children in the U.S. and that 2/3 of kids who go through cancer treatments have long-term debilitating side effects. With the help of 250 volunteers, the Witts undertook a massive bake-a-thon where they baked and sold 96,000 cookies to raise money for research.
That project raised more than $420,000 and — equally important — raised awareness with people asking how they could help. What the Witts thought was a one-time project turned into Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. This non profit supports the funding of research for new, improved, and most importantly, less toxic treatments for kids battling all types of pediatric cancers. You can read more about Gretchen’s story here.
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7. Favorite links i’m loving…
…love these videos so much, but also love he routine too.
The 22 Cutest Stocking Stuffers That Made It On Our List This Year…LOVE a GOOD stocking stuffer and these picks are great for a beauty lover.
…all so pretty.
…have you ever heard of this? Super interesting.
…seriously love this gorgeous brass range and moody kitchen.
…so fun and pretty for the holidays.
…so many cute little towns I’d love to visit…my brothers have been to Vienna and Prague and said they were beutiful. And our Breckenridge made the list!
…love to read the comments. But really, what do you eat?
8. The coziest holiday pajamas…
9. This week’s dinners + weekend eats…