Washington-area Girl scout Troop Donates Cookies to Lombardi's Pediatric Patients

April 8, 2009

Girl Scouts deliver cookies to Dr. Shad
Girl Scouts deliver cookies to Dr. Shad

Boxes of Thin Mints, Tagalongs, and S'mores in tow, girl scouts from Troop 2847 from Alexandria, VA visited Lombardi to give a share of their success to children fighting cancer. Three cadettes delivered the boxes of donated girl scout cookies to children at the Lombardi Children's Cancer Foundation Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic on Wednesday, April 8.

The 19 cadettes in Troop 2847 sold 3,092 boxes of cookies this year, contributing to the more than 4 million boxes their Council sells each year. Part of the money from the sales goes toward activities for the Troop - such as a five-day trip to Savannah later this year. But if they sell enough boxes, the girls are also able to donate cookies to a hospital or charity of their choice.

The three cadettes who delivered the goodies to Lombardi - Ashley, Kathy, and Obono - shared their cookie-selling techniques with Aziza Shad, MD, chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Blood, and Marrow Transplantation, who accepted the cookies on behalf of her patients. Dr. Shad, who is the Amey Distinguished Professor of Neuro-oncology, also told the girls about being a Girl Guide in her native Pakistan.

More than 200 boxes of Girl Scout cookies will be distributed to patients and their families at Lombardi.

Author: Allison Whitney