During the month of September, Kneaders is selling elephant-shaped sugar cookies that are dipped in white chocolate and covered in sprinkles. 100 percent of the sales from each cookie sale goes to benefit Dr. Josh Schiffman's Childhood Cancer Research at the Huntsman Cancer Institute.
Customers can also donate online at hope.kneaders.com or pre-order cookies right now for shipping anywhere in the world. They can also follow Kneaders with the hashtag #hopefightschildhoodcancer.
The significance of the elephant cookie design is that Dr. Schiffman’s team has been working to exploring a cancer-fighting elephant protein called p53, which helps protect elephants from developing cancer. Humans only have two copies of p53, and some children that get cancer only have one copy of p53 in their DNA. Dr. Schiffman and his research team have been working to bring the discovery to human trial.
16,000 children are diagnosed with cancer in the United States every year. The sales of the elephant cookies at Kneaders Bakery & Café help fund the groundbreaking research in the fight against cancer.
“We know that cancer is something that many of our customers and employees face every day, and we appreciate their involvement in supporting this very special campaign. A little hope can make a big difference,” says James Worthington, CEO of Kneaders Bakery & Café.