Monday, November 1, 2010

Peter Facinelli joins fight for pediatric cancer

Peter Facinelli is one of three stars who are going face to face in a bake off to help raise funds for pediatric cancer research. Peter, Jayma Mays of Glee and Joan Cusack will compete against each other to sell the most cookies in an effort to raise money for pediatric cancer research.  The Celebrity Cookie Challenge online bake sale is sponsored by The Glad Products Company to support Cookies For Kids' Cancer™, a non-profit organization that raises money for research for new and improved treatments for pediatric cancer through bake sales and online cookie sales.

The three actors have begun rallying support online by encouraging visits to the Glad to Give™  Facebook page, where fans can join their teams by "liking" them.  Joining a team allows participants to receive updates about celebrity activities surrounding the Celebrity Cookie Challenge and display their team spirit by embedding a celebrity team badge on their personal website or blog. 
In addition, each celebrity will host a live stream telethon on the Glad to Give™ Facebook page, encouraging fans to either buy cookies or donate money online to Cookies For Kids' Cancer™.  During each one-hour virtual bake sale, participants can ask the actors questions in real-time, listen to exclusive interviews, watch baking demonstrations of the actors' favorite cookie recipes and have a chance to win autographed "Team Joan," "Team Jayma" or "Team Peter" t-shirts. By purchasing cookies virtually from their favorite celebrity, fans can help their team raise the most dough and win the challenge.

Check out the page HERE and get onto supporting Peter's cause via Facebook or here are three other ways to get involved:
  • Host a Bake Sale – Now through Dec. 31, 2010, Glad® will match all funds raised through Cookies for Kids' Cancer™ bake sales, up to $200,000. Go to www.GladtoGive.com to learn how to register your bake sale.
  • Purchase Glad® Products – Now through September 2011, consumers who purchase specially-marked Glad® products and enter a code from the package at www.GladtoGive.com will trigger a $1 donation from Glad® to Cookies for Kids' Cancer™, up to $200,000. This is in addition to the brand's $200,000 bake sale match this season.
  • Buy Cookies – Don't have time to bake? In November, buy delicious cookies at www.CookiesForKidsCancer.org and 100 percent of the net revenue will benefit the charity.

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