If you are a "cookier"...you probably already know all about the Go Bo! Bake Sale.
However, for those of my friends, family, and followers who may not be "in the cookie loop", I will explain a little about it.
The best and easiest way for me to explain would probably be to take a little excerpt from the Go Bo! Foundation page:
Bo Johnson was diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia, EM/AML, at the age of 12. He has battled this disease for a year, and lost on Sept. 28, 2012.
Prior to his illness, Bo was a normal active boy, enjoying life with family and friends. The illness that took his life could NOT stifle his spirit or courage. Facing the most serious medical condition, Bo chose to show all of us what it means to "live life to the fullest & enjoy every day.”
The GO BO Foundation brings hope to children with life-threatening medical conditions by funding research, supporting treatment, and helping their families during times of financial need.
Paying it Forward...this is Bo's dream.
The GO BO Foundation fulfills its mission by:
- Funding the cutting-edge research on cancer and related blood disorders at the MACC Fund
- Supporting state-of-the-art treatment in a child friendly environment provided by doctors like David Margolis at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
You can read more here: http://www.gobofoundation.org/
Last year Jill from Jill FCS ( https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jill-FCS/212511055506815 ), organized a bake sale amongst many "cookiers" to raise money for the Go Bo! Foundation. I wasn't "in the know" last year, but this year was so thrilled to be made aware and join bakers from all 50 states and 8 countries! What a blessing and honor to be able to join all of these bakers for such a wonderful cause.
Having 2 sons, I cannot in the deepest of my heart...imagine losing one of them as this mother did. But out of this sadness came forth Bo's message:
You Only Live Once.
It's a lesson that Bo taught all of us.
Cherish every moment.
Live. Laugh. Love.
"You only live once so make it count. Just think about what you do. Think about what matters. Live your life like it's your last." - Bo
Pay it forward.
Make it count.
I don't think there's a better message.
For the bake sale, we were asked to do either a Fall or Halloween themed cookie set...
I decided on the ghosts with the little "Go Bo" pennant banner, some autumn leaves, and some patterned pumpkins.
I am so honored to be a part of such a wonderful cause and donate to this bake sale.
Good luck Jill at the bake sale!
God bless you for organizing this!
"...make it count..."
...and pay it forward...