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 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 www.cncfparks.org
. Hans recently lost his battle with cancer.
If baking isn’t your thing, you can make a monetary donation online. Go to www.cncfhope.org
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 CharonEdgington@comcast.net , or Jennifer Pigott at email@example.com.