All week long, for the week of March 21, Cookies4Cures is partnering with Arcturus to fund research into rare diseases!!! Thanks so much! Together we are going to do great things!

Hope to see you at our bake along on Friday!!!

Here's a bit more about Cookies4Cures!

Hi, I'm Dana! I'm 11 years old and I'm the founder of Cookies4Cures, a nonprofit that raises money to fund research into rare pediatric diseases.

I started baking on my 7th birthday to raise money for my friend, Mila, who has a rare disease called Batten. My first goal was $1000. Every weekend, I sold cookies around my neighborhood out of my red wagon. I taped a sign to it that said, “Cookies4Mila.” It took three months but I did it! Instead of stopping, I started a GoFundMe, recruited more kids, and held a bunch of bake sales (which I call "cookie pop-ups"). By the end of the year, my friends and I had raised $56,000, money that helped fund the first ever treatment for Mila’s form of Batten. 

After Mila started her therapy, my mom asked me, “Are you done?” I had just found out that my friend Ollie had been diagnosed with a rare condition called PANS (pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome). I decided to keep baking and my friends joined me. We started Cookies4PANS, and we raised over $30,000 to help the Stanford PANS Clinic hire a new postdoc researcher. 

While working on Cookies4PANS, I knew that I wanted to keep fundraising and advocating for rare pediatric diseases so I started my nonprofit, which I called Cookies4Cures. Right now, we have five rare disease campaigns and we are working on starting several more. My dream is to someday have a Cookies4Cures campaign for every rare pediatric disease. 

Money raised on this GoFundMe page will be distributed to scientists working on these rare diseases:
* Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) -- Cookies4SMA
* Multicentric Carpotarsal Osteolysis (MCTO) -- Cookies4Sophie
* Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (VEDS) -- Cookies4VEDS
* SLC6A1 -- Cookies4SLC6A1
* Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) -- Cookies4PANS
* Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) -- Cookies4HAE
* Batten -- Cookies4Mila

Thanks for being a part of our journey to fund research into rare pediatric diseases!

We fund hope, one cookie at a time!
  • Douglas Hirsch
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Linda Corvan
    • $75 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Arcturus Therapeutics
    • $8,170 
    • 9 mos
  • Qun Wei
    • $20 
    • 10 mos
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Boulder, CO
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