Bake Sale at Chef Central to Benefit Pediatric Cancer Research


From a press release:

Chef Central is teaming up with OXO, maker of the Good Grips line of household tools, to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. Chef Central will be hosting a bake sale and donating proceeds to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a not-for-profit organization committed to raising funds to support research for new and improved therapies for pediatric cancers. Through local bake sales, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer provides the inspiration and support for individuals, communities, and businesses to help fight pediatric cancer.

The event will be held at Chef Central in Hartsdale (45 S. Central Ave – just south of the 4 corners) on Saturday Sept 17th from 12:00 – 4:00pm.

More information, after the jump.

Chef Central has purchased OXO kitchen products since they opened for business in 1999.

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer was founded in 2007 by two OXO employees, Gretchen and Larry Witt, who were inspired by their son Liam’s battle with pediatric cancer. The concept originated when Gretchen decided to hold a larger-than-life bake sale to raise money to help fund a pediatric cancer treatment in development. That December, 250 volunteers helped make and sell 96,000 cookies in just three weeks, raising over $400,000. Since then, local bake sales all over the country have helped raised more than $2.5 Million for pediatric cancer research.

Since the beginning, OXO employees and retailers have donated their personal time baking cookies and holding bake sales. This year OXO will donate up to $100,000 in support of Cookies for Kids’ Cancer through the sale of limited edition “Good Cookie” Spatulas, available at Chef Central and other fund-raising efforts. To support Chef Central’s local efforts, OXO has also donated special prizes to be raffled off at the Hartsdale, NY Bake Sale.

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is not about one child or one type of pediatric cancer. It is about changing the facts of pediatric cancer for the better, forever. Childhood cancers are the number one disease killer of children – more than asthma, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and pediatric AIDS combined. Despite all these statistics, more than 25% of children diagnosed with cancer will not survive because of a lack of effective therapies and the reason for lack of therapies is simple – lack of funding.

“It is our sincere hope that our partnership serves to build an even broader awareness for this great cause founded by two of our own employees,” says Alex Lee, president of OXO. “With help from communities everywhere, we can raise the funds and awareness necessary to change the face of pediatric cancer research forever.”

Visit to find how you can support Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. For more on OXO’s involvement with this worthy cause, visit

For more information about the bake sale at Chef Central, visit


About Author

Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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