Aquesta Bank has teamed up with Cookies for Kids Cancer to host a community bake sale to raise money for pediatric cancer research. The bake sale, which will begin on Wednesday, May 11 and run through the end of the week is being organized by Aquesta’s staff in partnership with Cookies for Kids Cancer, a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization to support new and improved treatments.
Aquesta’s staff is working hard to bake items to raise money for the cause. Local community members can help out by stopping by any bank branch May 11-13 by selecting bake goods and making a donation to Cookies for Kids Cancer.
Cookies for Kids’ Cancer was founded by two parents inspired by their son Liam’s battle against 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.
Today pediatric cancer remains the number one disease killer of children in the United States, due in large part to a lack of funding for research into new and improved therapies. Through the concept of local bake sales and online cookie sales, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer inspires individuals, organizations, and businesses to join in the fight against pediatric cancer by raising the funds and awareness necessary to change the face of pediatric cancer and provide more families with the hope they deserve. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer grants funds raised to leading pediatric cancer research facilities including Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Texas Children’s Cancer Center and The Dana Farber Cancer Center.
During the bake sale, Aquesta Bank will be honoring 4 local children in the Cornelius, Davidson and Mooresville communities fighting this horrible disease.
“The support of individuals and businesses is vitally important to the fight against childhood cancer,” commented Gretchen Witt, Founder of Cookies for Kids Cancer. “Basically, it’s up to us to make up the difference from the lack of funding that is directed at childhood cancer. Without the support of businesses like Aquesta Bank who are willing to take a stand for children, who are our future, fighting this relentless disease is nearly impossible. We salute Aquesta for caring enough to want to get involved and are grateful for their support.”
Aquesta Bank is a community bank dedicated to providing quality, customized banking for the Lake Norman area. Aquesta focuses on personal financial solutions as well as those for small to medium-sized businesses. The bank has locations in Cornelius, Davidson and Mooresville, NC, and will have a second location opening in Mooresville in May 2011.
Aquesta Bank’s wholly owned independent insurance agency (Aquesta Insurance Services, Inc.) has offices in Cornelius, Mooresville, Concord and Wilmington.
For more information on Cookies for Kids Cancer, please visit www.cookiesforkidscancer.org, or for more information Aquesta Bank’s bake sale, please contact Lauren Furcht, Director of Marketing at (704) 439-4343 or visit our website at www.aquesta.com.