BATAVIA — For the fifth year in a row, Denny’s, 364 W. Main St., is partnering with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer to raise money for pediatric cancer research.
Beginning July 1, Denny’s restaurants will sell paper “cookies” for $1, $5, $10, or a donation of the guest’s choice. Guests can then decorate the cookie with their name, the name of a loved one, or a personalized message before it is displayed on the restaurant walls. The goal is to reach $100,000 in donations.
“We all love cookies, but there’s nothing sweeter than the idea of a world with fewer pediatric cancer patients,” said Tina Beattie, franchisee of select participating Denny’s restaurants. “For the past five years we have looked forward to this event and the chance to join together to help so many brave children and families.”
Since 2011, Denny’s has raised more than $400,000 for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, fully funding four pediatric cancer research grants. This year, participating Denny’s in New York are part of a larger effort spanning 2 states and 83 Denny’s restaurants.
Cookies for Kids’ Cancer was founded in 2008 by the mother of a young boy named Liam who was diagnosed with cancer as a toddler. Liam lost his battle with the disease in 2011 at the age of 6. The organization generates most of its funds each year through bake sales held across the country.
Pediatric cancer claims the lives of more children annually than any other disease – more than asthma, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and AIDS combined. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer provides annual research grants to five of the nation’s leading pediatric cancer centers to help advance the development of less toxic, more effective treatments for children battling cancer.
For more information, visit www.dennys.com.