Sitting down with and Gretchen Holt-Witt, founder of Cookies for Kids' Cancer and Christina Tosi, founder, and owner of Milk Bar, Elvis Duran decided to take it upon himself to help the organization out.
Today, their organization brought nearly 13,000 cookies baked by 27 of NYC’s best pastry chefs for the 7th annual Chefs for Kids’ Cancer gala event that was scheduled for tonight, March 11th, but postponed. The event raises money for pediatric cancer research through Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a national 501 (c)3 which has donated more than $16 million. We didn’t want these amazing cookies to go to waste so they're bringing a bunch to you for a one day flash sale! These are one-of-a-kind cookies created just for this event and can’t be purchased.
However in just hours of the cookies being for sale, all 13,000 cookies were sold. So Elvis Duran decided to purchase the 2,000 cookies the organization brought to his studio today. What price does that come out to? "10,000 dollars," according to Chef Tosi. But Elvis one ups her, donating $15,000 to the cause and then saying anyone in the building who came to donate and buy cookies would just add on to his donation.
The organization is hoping to raise $1 million tonight to fight the #1 disease killer of children in the U.S.
You can pay with cash or make a donation togoodcookiebox.org. Every dollar counts. If you live in New York, lucky for you, you can stop by 177 Christopher Street to buy cookies there.
The Chef for Kid’s event was inspired by a boy named Liam who dreamed of being a chef one day. After he losing his four-year battle, a group of chefs came together to organize the Chefs for Kids’ Cancer gala event. The event, which sells out every year, has raised more than $7 million.