Teen Vogue: Disney Star Stefanie Scott is Baking to Find a Cure
CAUSE: When Disney Channel’s A.N.T Farm actress Stefanie Scott found out that pediatric cancer is the #1 cause of death in America for adolescents under the age of 19 (more than asthma, diabetes, and AIDS combined), she knew she wanted to do something to help. Her love of baking lead her to join Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a non-profit committed to raising funds for research to develop new, improved treatments for pediatric cancer.
EFFECT: In recognition of her support, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer has named Stefanie their National Ambassador with the mission to urge all students to join the cause and advance pediatric cancer research.
GETTING INVOLVED: Get baking—and organize your own community-wide creative event to help find a cure. Check out cookiesforkidscancer.org for more details about getting involved.
IN HER OWN WORDS: “I was in New York at a photo shoot and the photographer and I were talking about charities. She mentioned that her good friend was the founder of Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. After learning that 46 kids are diagnosed each day with pediatric cancer, I knew I had to get involved to help each and every one of those kids hope for a brighter tomorrow.”
“Since I love to bake, I’ve being spreading the word within my community by hosting my own bake sales to raise funds, which I am hoping to expand in the coming months!”
“Meeting these brave kids who are in hospitals is one of the most inspiring and rewarding things that I get to experience.”