Help 'Cure for Cookie' fight breast cancer

On Oct. 11, Cure for Cookie, a team of nurses from the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, will travel to Washington D.C. and walk 60 miles over the course of three days as part of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day. Net proceeds from the Komen 3-Day support groundbreaking research and scientific programs as well as grants for education, screening, and treatment programs for breast cancer at the local and national levels.

Cure for Cookie is walking with a purpose to honor their friends and family who have fought this disease and won. This year they are walking for their friend, Nichole “Cookie” Cook, an amazing woman in her mid-30s. She’s a wife, mother, and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit nurse at Penn State Hershey. She also is a breast cancer survivor, having been diagnosed about a year ago. She has fought the disease with unyielding determination and incredible grace. She worked as often as she could, caring for critically ill children while she was between rounds of chemo. She went to her daughter’s soccer games and her son’s activities, as well. She has chosen to live with positive intention and purpose in spite of her diagnosis.

Cure for Cookie’s fundraising goal is $2,300 per walker. For more information about the team and on how to donate, go to and search for “Cure for Cookie."

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Last Updated April 24, 2013