Hello everyone!  I want to take this time to let you know that I decided to partner up with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.  If you’ve never heard of them before then it is my pleasure to let you know how this non-profit organization started.  

Cookies for Kids’
was founded by parents inspired by their
son Liam’s battle with cancer. They were shocked to learn that the main
reason over 25% of kids diagnosed with cancer do not survive is because
of a lack of effective therapies. And the reason for the lack of
therapies was very simple: lack of funding. They pledged to support the
development of new and better treatments by giving people a simple way
to get involved.
It all started with 96,000 cookies…
had a crazy idea for a larger-than-life bake sale with the goal of
baking 96,000 cookies with friends and volunteers. Dozens of other
families whose children were also battling Neuroblastoma got involved
and began to take orders for cookies from friends, co-workers, and
neighbors. All 96,000 cookies were sold in three weeks, thanks to the
work of over 250 volunteers. The event raised over $400,000 for pediatric cancer research, but it was soon clear that something bigger than a bake sale
had begun. Even weeks after the event was over, requests for cookies
kept coming in. What started as a desperate act to raise money and
awareness for her child’s own cancer blossomed into something much
bigger than any had planned. The event caught the eye and the hearts of
the media and people all over the country. Emails from across the United
States started flooding in asking the same simple question “what can we
do to help?”

As a way for everyone to help, you can hold your own bake sale and donate the proceeds to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer or hold a virtual bake sale.  

I would love to raise $250.00 or more for this cause and I’m hoping you all would like to join in as well.  I am asking that you take a minute and donate to  Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.  The donation can be whatever you feel comfortable with; as little as a $1.00 is greatly appreciated!  All you have to do is head over to my Donation Page and enter the amount you’d like.   As a way of saying thank you, the top donations will be sent a dozen cookies from one of these lovely sponsors:

It all began in 1992 when Miriam “Nana” Diamond was inspired to create a
moist and chewy cookie that not only tasted delicious, but was baked
with ingredients she enjoyed giving to her friends and family; a cookie
sweetened with natural fruit juice, rather than refined sugars, that was
packed with flavor.

After receiving rave reviews from friends
and family she started her own cookie company, and after months of
mixing, baking and tasting, she perfected four cookie flavors worthy of
the Nana’s Cookie Company name. Miriam took her 20 years of natural
foods experience, loaded up her car and began selling and delivering the
delicious cookie to local stores. Almost two decades later, Nana’s
Cookie Company’s delicious cookies, cookie bites and cookie bars can be
found in hundreds of stores across the country. In addition to classic
original flavors such as Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin and Peanut
Butter, Nana’s bakes a line of Gluten Free cookies, which come in
delectable flavors including Lemon, Fudge, Ginger and many more. Our
Gluten Free cookies are free of ingredients that cause many food
allergies, including corn, soy, dairy, eggs, casein and wheat. Each
fresh-baked cookie that gets wrapped up and distributed throughout the
country still holds true to Miriam “Nana” Diamond’s original goal, when
she was in her home baking cookies for her friends and family – that
cookies can, and should, taste delicious through quality ingredients.


Our business has been family owned and operated since
2003. The Catalina Cookie Co. was founded in 1980 by the Soloman Family and
later owned by the Bogenschutz Family. We continued the family tradition of
homemade and fresh baked original cookie recipes. We then added more coffee
options, thus adding “Coffee” to the business name. Over the years, we have
expanded our business to include Avalon’s ONLY Fresh Fruit Fro-yo Bar! The
Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co. has twice been awarded “Best Dessert” during
the annual Taste of Avalon competition. We are known for our genuine love of our
community, supporting local fundraisers and causes
alike.  Gene, the maker and baker of the cookies is a Leukemia survivor.  He is now in remission for the past SIX years!  How wonderful is that?  They know just how important funds and awareness for cancer is.  

Thank you all for taking the time to donate, it is beyond grateful and for such a great cause!