Posted by Grace Massa Langlois on Friday, 27th July 2012

My publicist reached out to me a few weeks ago with a request, “Would you like to donate a signed copy of your book to a fundraiser, Cookies for Cody?” Without hesitation, my reply was “Of course I would!” Cody’s story touched my heart and I wanted to do more than just donate a book. I wanted to join in and help and I hope you will too!

A photo of the Traditional Baking album cover for the Cookies for Cody fundraiser.

Cody Brasich is an adorable 4-year-old boy from Marble Falls, Texas. He was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer, on July 27, 2011 and was given a 10 to 20% chance of survival. Cody was traveling to New York every two months for immunotherapy treatment at Sloan-Kettering Medical Center, and every three months for a complete body scan and bone marrow aspirations.

A picture of Cody in his hospital bed.

Cody’s been fighting and had been in remission since December. It breaks my heart to share with you today that Cody’s cancer has returned far worse than before. Cancer is present in his chest, spleen, and spine and a 3-inch tumor has appeared in his stomach where the original tumor was removed.

Cody’s family has incurred about $15,000 in medical expenses thus far and Cody’s aunt, Stephanie Weaver, has arranged (bless her heart) an Online Bake Sale and Cookbook Auction to help cover some of the expenses. I can’t imagine having to worry about medical expenses at a time like this.

This is where we as a community can come together and help Cody and his family. Here are the three ways to get involved starting today through to August 5:

  1. Bid on Traditional Baked Goodies
  2. Bid on Gluten Free and Vegan Baked Goodies
  3. Bid on Cookbooks, Kitchen Items and Gift Baskets
A photo of the cookie spread for the Online Bake Sale for the Cookies for Cody fundraiser.

Bid by leaving comments on the photos of the sweet treats (perfect opportunity to try the sweet treats we bloggers rave about in our posts), cookbooks, kitchen items or gift baskets. I’m contributing my favourite Italian cookies, Amaretti.

A photo of the album cover for the Cookbook Auction for the Cookies for Cody fundraiser.

Here’s how the official bidding works:

Choose the “photo album”, Traditional Baked Goodies, Gluten-Free and Vegan Baked Goodies or Cookbooks, Kitchen Items and Gift Baskets, you want to look at. Click through the photos to see what’s for sale. Make a bid by leaving a comment on that item. Bidding begins at $10 for each item, and we’re asking you to bid in $5 increments from there. Whoever has the highest bid at 5 pm Pacific time on Sunday, August 5th wins that item.

You will be contacted through Facebook and asked to make your donation to the Brasich Family website using PayPal (you can use a credit card through PayPal; add “Cookies for Cody” in the message line). Once you’ve made your donation, your items will be freshly made and shipped to you. Cookbooks will be autographed with the wording you request (unless otherwise noted).


If you prefer, you’re welcome to donate directly to the family, at any time, for Cody’s Healthcare.

I hope you’ll join me in spreading the word (tweet, share, stumble, like, and pin) about Cookies for Cody (twitter hashtag #cookiesforcody).

Today, together, we can help Cody!

Cody you’re in my prayers, sending you much love ♡ and please, keep fighting!

*A huge thanks to all the bakers, bloggers, and authors who are donating their time, items, and shipping to help Cody and his family!

Abby Dodge
Alyssa Brantley: Everyday Maven
Amber Stott: Awake At The Whisk
Andrea Lynn
Anniina Jokinen: The Cookie Pixie
Attune Foods
Beth Hensperger: Not Your Mother’s Cookbooks
Cheryl Sternman Rule: 5 Second Rule
Christine Friesenhahn: Texanas Kitchen
Dawn Johnson: DJ’s Sugar Shack
Dédé Wilson: Bakepedia
Faye & Yvonne: Live Bake Love
Gerry Speirs: Foodness Gracious
Grace Massa Langlois Grace’s Sweet Life
Guiliano Hazan
Holly Herrick
Jackie Bruchez: The Seaside Baker
Jean Denham: A Chef’s Journey
Jean Layton: Gluten-Free Doctor Recipes
Jeanette Chen: Jeanette’s Healthy Living
Jeff Potter: Cooking for Geeks
Jennifer Brody: Domestic Divas Blog
Jennifer Kalinowski: Eating Clean Recipes
Jenny Johnson: Vintage Sugarcube
Jenny Williams: Jenny Wenny Cakes
Linda Long
Jill Mant: Saucy Cooks
J.M. Hirsch: Lunch Box Blues
Judy Gelman & Peter Zheutlin: The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook
Julia Usher
Julie Sullivan Mayfield: Paleo Comfort Foods
June Jacobs: Feastivals
Kathy Hester: Healthy Slow Cooking
Kristin Hoffman: Baker Bettie
Kristina Sloggett: Spabettie
Lanea Stagg
Laura Bashar: Family Spice
Laura Weiss: Food and Things
Lévana Kirschenbaum: Lévana Cooks
Linda Gassenheimer: Dinner in Minutes
Lisa Cook: One Cook, Two Kitchens
Lisa Orgler: The Lunchbox Project (Lisa created our bake sale artwork)
Lisa Zwirn
Marcy Goldman: Better Baking
Maria Speck
Marie: Meandering Eats
Marnely Rodriguez: Cooking With Books
Michael Natkin: Herbivoracious
Michele Anna Jordan
Micki Sannar: Olive Oil Desserts
Milisa Armstrong: Miss in the Kitchen
Mindy Fox
Nancy Rose Eisman: Adventures with Nancy Rose
Nava Atlas: Veg Kitchen
Nick Malgieri
Paul & Angela Knipple: World In A Skillet
Pachi McCausland: Creative Culinary
Pamela’s Products
Rachel Connors: Bakerita
Rebecca Lang: Rebecca Lang Cooks
Roy Finamore: Tasty Central
Sally Ekus: Lisa Ekus Group
Sandra Gutierrez: Sandra’s Kitchen
Shaina Olmanson: Food for My Family
Sharon Palmer, R.D.
Shauna Sever
Steven Raichlen
Susan Loren Taylor: Swoon My Spoon
Susan Russo: Food Blogga
Susan Salzman: The Urban Baker
Susanne Babb: Sweet Sueshine
Tricia Kinnaon
Wini Moranville
Wholesome Sweeteners

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Comments (7)

7 Responses to “Cookies for Cody, Online Bake Sale and Cookbook Auction”

  1. Stephanie, The Recipe Renovator Says:

    Grace, thank you so much for your support. Our family truly appreciates it.

  2. Grace Says:

    Stephanie I find myself returning to my post often because I’m drawn to Cody’s smile, he’s so cute! God bless Cody and your family.

  3. Jeanette Says:

    Grace, so glad to see you joining in on this event to help support Cody and his family. Such a difficult time for Cody, but Stephanie has done an incredible job gathering support from the blogger community to help out.

  4. CindysIdeas Says:

    Just shared with all my SU friends. God bless and best wishes to Cody.

  5. Poornima Says:

    Grace, first of all I am writing this message with an extremely heavy heart. I have just lost a loved one a couple of days back and I am still numb with grief. And when I logged in, I saw that little Cody is no more too. I cannot believe how unfair life can be sometimes.

    I had bid on your cookies thinking that I would send them as a gift to my husband temporarily posted in Canada. But since I do not have a canadian credit card, I could not enter my details so the shipping details will probably show up as India. Obviously, I do not expect you to ship to India. Could I please request you to share the cookies with your friends or loved ones instead and remember Cody while doing so?

    Thank you

  6. Grace Says:

    I am so sorry for replying so late Poornima I’ve been traveling and only now have logged in. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Poornima I have an idea, what if I made cupcakes and cookies and visited the children in the children’s hospital and shared the goodies with them in memory of Cody? I will have to check with the hospital when I get back from my trip to make sure it is okay that I bring in treats to share. I will let you know once I know for sure.

  7. Poornima Says:

    Thank you Grace, for your kind words and the idea. It is indeed a lovely idea :) I hope it works out. Have fun on your trip.

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