Supporting Childhood Cancer Research


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AeroPress is teaming up with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, which raises funds for childhood cancer research, for a $100,000 grant called the Innovated Translational Research Award. The funds, fully provided by the coffee brewing technology company, will support research of less toxic cancer treatments for children. Research projects must be novel, innovative, and likely to lead to a future clinical investigation, among other criteria.

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“AeroPress has been innovating since our founding in 1984,” says founder Alan Adler. “We are proud to support this award for essential new research into childhood cancer.”

Applications are open until August 14. Details on the application can be found here.

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“Our sweet Maxwell was diagnosed with stage IV high risk neuroblastoma at 16 months. Childhood Cancer was not on our radar, as I’m sure it is not for many families that are not directly impacted by it. Max woke up every day with a brave face and a big smile. He was always the strongest – even on the days when we couldn’t be. Max taught everyone around him how to be strong, smile and be happy through it all. He loved music, dancing, his “Ellies”, Jack Skellington, basketball and anything that involved his big brother Cole. Max fought long and hard for 2 years – he had 10 surgeries (with 3 being craniotomies) and went through countless chemo and immunotherapies. We had many ups and downs throughout treatment, but always believed Max would beat this disease. Sadly, we lost our beautiful boy in March of this year. Cancer may have taken our son, but it can never take the beautiful spirit that he is or the positive impact he had on so many people.⁠ One of the hardest things we learned through all of this is that there is not enough funding to provide the type of research that is needed to help kids like our son live the long lives they deserve. A lot of the “innovative” treatments Max received were over decades old. We can and must do better for our kids.” ⁠ ?⁠ Help us honor Max’s legacy and give every child a better chance at a brighter future by donating to his “Max Strong” fundraising page. Research is the only way forward. Link in bio.⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #MaxStrong #charity #giveback #socialgood #community #volunteer #dogood #donate #philanthropy #cookies #baking #yummy #nonprofit #charity #giveback #socialgood #community #volunteer #change #love #fundraising #hope #bethechange #survivor #fighter #givehope #hope #gift #sharelove #spreadlove ⁠

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Cookies for Kids’ Cancer was created by Gretchen and Larry Witt after their 2-year-old son, Liam, was diagnosed with cancer in 2007. After selling 96,000 cookies, the couple raised $420,000 for childhood cancer research. Today, the organization supports the advancements of treatment research. 

“To have an innovative company like AeroPress not only recognize the need but step up to the plate to fund a grant specific for new thinking by young investigators is just amazing,” says Gretchen Witt.

The grant winner will be announced later this year in November. To learn more about the partnership, visit

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