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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. One way My Kids’ Cookies helps towards finding the cure is through baking.

During the month of October, My Kids’ Cookies will donate 10% of all website baked goods sales to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Send someone a Red Gift Box and support the Pink Ribbon and The Cure.

Everyone benefits.

Treat yourself, families and friends to a gift of baked treats this month. Not only will they enjoy the treat, but we’ll be one step closer to finding the cure.

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The following is a letter to the editor of the Bainbridge Review:

Cancer benefit proves to be a huge success – On March 19 at Grace Church, over 400 people gathered to share hope.  Bill and I were so thankful that such a large circle of friends and community gathered to raise money and awareness for brain cancer research and treatment.

At last count, our donations exceeded $100,000 and were still climbing! We were astounded and so proud of everyone’s efforts to raise this much money for Dr. Jim Olson’s lab.  The energy and the love present among all those heroes at Grace that night was palpable.

Special thanks go to our speakers who spoke of hope and heroes: mountaineer Ed Viesturs, brain cancer survivor Cheryl Broyles, and Dr. Olson, pediatric oncologist/researcher, whose lab in Seattle ws the benefactor of Hannah’s Hopefull Hearts. Bill Harper of Grace Church moderated the evening’s program while John Kaminski ran the successful paddle call for donations.

We were very grateful to these local businesses and individuals who sponsored HHH, enabling us to host such a wonderful evening: caterer Sharilyn Nodsle of Seasons of Thyme Catering, Grace Church, the Wilson family, the Helm-Pitinga family, Town & Country Market, Bainbridge Bakers, My Kids’ Cookies, Pegasus Coffee, BI Taxi, cycling instructor Kathi McMahon and Island Fitness, and Connie Mears of The Bainbridge Review.

For two and a half years, since our daughter, Hannah, was diagnosed with a brain tumor, we have been deeply touched by countless acts of kindess and love towards our family.  Hannah’s Hopeful Hearts provided an even bigger way for friends and community to give in a way which will go directly to the fight against childhood cancer at Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Olson Lab.

Even though brain cancer has been our family’s worst nightmare, we are blessed to live on an island where love and compassion are alive and well, giving an 11-year old girl and her family HOPE.

With deep gratitude, Hannah, Andrew, Ryan, Adam, Alexis, Reba and Bill Hunt

The kindness and generosity of people is amazing.

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At some point last year, my 14 year old son began to really read the labels on the food we have in our home. He says if it’s something unpronounceable (say: butylated hydroxyanisolean antioxidant found in cereals, chewing gum, potato chips, vegetable oil) maybe it shouldn’t be put into your body.  According to some studies, this particular additive indicate it is safe, other studies demonstrate that it causes cancer in rats, mice, and hamsters.

According to Specialty Food Magazine, 2010 will be the year people begin to focus on having fewer additives in the food they eat.

Per Wikipedia, Food additives are substances added to food to preserve flavor or improve its taste and appearance. Some additives have been used for centuries; for example, preserving food by pickling with vinegar, salting, as with bacon, preserving sweets or using sulfur dioxide as in some wines. With the advent of processed foods in the second half of the 20th century, many more additives have been introduced, of both natural and artificial origin.

The bottom line is it’s a personal choice of what you do, or don’t, put into your bodies.  Being aware of what ingredients are in processed foods isn’t a bad idea.  I’m happy to say that the cookies I bake have no preservatives, just butter, sugar, flour, spices, etc.  And those things, in moderation, are fine for you.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  It’s a sad fact that we all seem to know someone affected by breast cancer, whether the person diagnosed, their families or friends.  When that phone call comes and we hear the news, we probably all think of what we can do to help.

Breast Cancer Research FoundationDuring the month of October, My Kids’ Cookies will donate 10% of all website cookie sales to
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.    It’s our way to help find a cure – baking.  The more research that is done, the sooner we can all hope for a cure.

So send someone you know a gift of cookies this month.  Not only will they enjoy the treat, but someone you don’t know will be benefiting as well.

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