Cerbo’s to hold fundraiser for “Cookies for Kids’ Cancer”


    PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS — Cerbo’s Parsippany Farmers Market will be hosting a booth of volunteers called “Cookies for Kids’ Cancer” a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that funds pediatric cancer research. The fundraiser will be held on Saturday, August 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    The booth will have assorted cookies for sale and the proceeds will be donated to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.

    Mara’s Cafe and Bakery in Denville, Parsippany ShopRite, Stop & Shop will be donating materials for the cookies.

    Herff Jones Yearbooks will be financially donating and also helping to staff the event.

    Cerbo’s Parsippany Greenhouses is located at 440 Littleton Road.

    Cerbo’s Greenhouse and Garden Center was established in 1913 and is Parsippany’s oldest business. Founded by Anthony Cerbo, Sr., Cerbo’s is now run by the third and fourth generations.

    Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a national 501(c)3 non-profit, is committed to raising funds for research to develop new, improved treatments for pediatric cancer, the #1 disease killer of children in the U.S. We provide inspiration and support for individuals, businesses and organizations to raise funds by hosting grassroots bake sales and other fundraising events.

    How Cookies For Cancer started: When 2-year-old Liam Witt was diagnosed with childhood cancer in 2007, his parents Larry and Gretchen were shocked to learn of the lack of effective treatments for pediatric cancers due to lack of funding. They pledged to support the funding of research for safer, more effective treatments for children battling cancer. With the help of 250 volunteers, his mom Gretchen baked and sold 96,000 cookies, raising more than $400,000 for research. Word spread, and people nationwide began asking, “How can I help?”

    Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is located in Califon, New Jersey and can be reached by calling
    (888) 978-5313 or by clicking here to visit their website.