Sunday, September 28, 2014

3rd Annual GoBo Bake Sale!

 Once again, it is that time of year.  Time for the annual GoBo Bake Sale.  This is the third year that it has been held.  The GoBo Foundation is a wonderful foundation that helps raise money for childhood cancers and such.  You can learn more about it here. 
It takes place every year in Wisconsin.

Here is a little about Bo's story from their website:
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.”

Bo reminded us what true courage means, and why one boy can inspire a multitude with nothing more than a smile and a dream to help others. 

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
Assisting the families of Door County children through the GO BO Family Assistance Program

 Bo's message was:

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
 So each year...hundreds of cookiers all over the United States and WORLD unite by sending THOUSANDS of cookies to Wisconsin for the annual GoBo Bake Sale to raise money for childhood cancer.
 This year there are 418 cookie artists from 50 states and 20 countries!
It's phenomenal!
 You can view some of the amazing cookies headed to Wisconsin on the GoBo Bake Sale Facebook page.  All of us cookiers have been sending in photos before mailing them off.
Click here to view photos.
 We are all sending in Autumn and/or Halloween themed cookies.
 I would like to say Good Luck, Best Wishes, and God Bless to Jill of Jill FCS for organizing this wonderful event!
You are amazing Jill!
 I am so thrilled to be able to send some of my cookie creations to this event!
Jill posted a photo the other day of some of the cookies coming in already, along with some numbers...and if my addition is correct with the numbers she posted, it looks like 8445 cookies will be there!  WOW!  That's A LOT of cookies!
Good luck and GOBO!!!

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