I am so honored for the second year to be a part of such a wonderful bake sale to honor Bo Johnson. Bo’s message was simple “Love each other, help each other, have your neighbor’s back. If you see someone in need — even a stranger — reach out and help. The world can be a better place if we care and help each other.” Unfortunately Bo’s battle with cancer was lost on September 28, 2012. In honor of Bo the GO BO! Foundation was founded. The foundation was created to bring hope to children and their families with life-threatening conditions.
“The Go Bo! Foundation has a three-tiered approach of assistance to children with life-threatening medical conditions. They:
- Fund childhood cancer and related blood disorder research at the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.).
- Support state-of-the-art treatment in a child friendly environment at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (Dr. David Margolis was Bo’s doctor and he is a huge advocate and innovator in the field of childhood cancer).
- “Pay it forward” to families of children diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. Since most of the family’s energy is spent on their child, families often experience a financial crisis during this time. The Go Bo! Foundation’s goal is to assist in alleviating some of the financial worries by providing direct financial assistant (mortgage, rent, utilities, etc.). The assistance is not to be used for medical expenses, but rather to assist with the day-to-day bills.” written by Jill.
Our very own Jill of Jill Funky Cookie Studio (Jill FCS) is the mastermind behind bringing a community of bakers together to “Pay it Forward”. Bakers of all skill levels and from around the world come together to contribute incredible edible masterpieces! Last years the bake sale raised $25,000. For more information and to visit the bake sale please head over to Jill FCS Facebook Page or the GO BO! Foundation Facebook Page!
Here is my contribution for the Bake Sale! GO BO!