CNCF Houston

Bake Sale

No tricks, just treats: The Houston Bake Sale returns Oct. 11
Sweet-seeker alert: Rows of tables filled with homemade treats will sweeten the day at Texas Children’s Hospital on Friday, Oct. 11. The now legendary Houston Bake Sales typically bring in between $1,500 and $3,000 for neuroblastoma research, awareness and education. The holiday sale last December was exceptional, raising $3,250, and paid tribute to one of our angels, Hans Weberling. His mom, Lara Cady Weberling, orchestrated the first bake sale in 2008 when Hans was undergoing neuroblastoma treatment. The Weberlings moved to California, but the Texas-sized tradition continues.
“A bake sale continues to be one of the most fun and easiest ways to raise money for a cause. What families are doing in Houston can be replicated anywhere,” says Pat Tallungan, CNCF President. “We’re open to your ideas and would welcome more fundraising efforts like this in other cities."
Online donations in honor of the Houston Bake Sale are welcome, too. Please go to and click “Donate Now.” Be sure to select “Houston Bake Sale” from the drop-down menu. Thank you.




Special tribute to Hans Weberling at annual Houston holiday bake sale

Neuroblastoma supporters in Houston will pay special tribute to an angel, Hans Weberling, during their annual bake sale at Texas Children’s Hospital on Friday, December 7, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Hans With Lego
(Hans Weberling 2011)
Organizers will be collecting some of Hans’ favorite things -- soft pajamas, Transformers and Bionicles toys, and Legos – to give away to children in the hospital. New and unwrapped toys and gifts will be accepted up until the day of the bake sale.
Donations of all sorts of baked goodies are welcome: cookies, candies, cakes and pies (whole or sliced), cupcakes, muffins, as well as sugar-free or gluten-free items – as long as they do not require refrigeration. Labeling foods (especially those containing allergens like nuts) is very important, and clear packaging is best to entice buyers.
“This is a great event to support for anyone who needs to fulfill a community service project,” says Pat Tallungan, president of CNCF. “I’m eternally grateful to the commitment our Houston families have continued to make over the years to support CNCF’s mission.”
Every dollar raised go to the Children’s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation to fund research, awareness and education. Hans’ family has raised more than $13,000 through a virtual park they set up online in his honor at Hans recently lost his battle with cancer.
If baking isn’t your thing, you can make a monetary donation online. Go to and click on “Donate Now.” Be sure to select “Houston Bake Sale” from drop-down menu.
Parents of current or former cancer patients are also invited to send or bring in a picture of their child to display during the event. To drop off photos or baked goods, or to volunteer, email Charon Edgington at , or Jennifer Pigott at



CNCF's Parent Education Regional Conference in Houston
The Children’s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation (CNCF) is proud to sponsor its 2nd Regional Conference in the Houston area for families touched by neuroblastoma. The conference was developed by and for families affected by neuroblastoma.

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Bake sales’ sweet success helps pay for research

A pre-Valentine’s Day bake sale hosted by supporters in Houston at Texas Children’s Hospital brought in $1,815 for CNCF. One of the organizers, Charon Edgington, described the day as “heartwarming.”“

A number of parents of current patients stopped by and shared their stories with us as well and were happy to support our cause,” Charon said. “Thank you to everyone who was able to help this time. Your time and efforts are very much appreciated.”

The Houston bake sales, held twice a year, continue to be one of the most successful fundraisers for CNCF. In fact, proceeds from the bake and lanyard sales contributed to funding of a $100,000 research grant for Dr. Eveline Barbieri at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

“The bake sale is one of the oldest forms of fundraising for local causes, but our Houston moms prove time and again that it hasn’t gone out of style,” said CNCF President Pat Tallungan. “I want to thank Charon and Jennifer Pigott for taking the lead and maintaining this awesome fundraising tradition for us.”

Stay tuned for information about the Back-to-School bake Sale, which will be held in early September. In the meantime, supporters can donate to CNCF by clicking “Donate Now” at, or by visiting our virtual parks Web site at and showing support for a child with neuroblastoma.