September 2021

Dear Friends of Bo,

Ten years ago one young boy inspired a multitude with nothing more than a smile and a dream to help others. The Go Bo! Foundation was founded as a way for each of us to give back; a community of people gathering together to “pay it forward”. Through the dedication of the Go Bo! Foundation, Bo’s spirit is alive and his legacy of caring and love lives on.

We were planning to host a huge event for our 10th and FINAL YEAR of the Go Bo! Foundation bake sale fundraiser. Regrettably, COVID-19 got in the way again, and it is with a heavy heart that the Go Bo! Foundation made the decision to not move forward with the final bake sale. Words cannot express how incredibly THANKFUL the Go Bo! Foundation is to all of the generous and loving cookiers/volunteers/supporters who have selflessly donated their time, talent and hundreds of thousands of spectacular cookies to our fundraiser over the years. Together, we have raised $267,355, one cookie at a time, to fight childhood cancer!

We had hoped to go out with a bang, but Covid had other ideas. While the Go Bo! Foundation was scrambling to figure out how to honor our last bake sale fundraiser, miraculously, a generous benefactor reached out. She had followed the bake sale fundraiser since the beginning and was continually awed at how a small group of people from around the world had heard Bo’s message and would consistently reach out and donate their cookies, time and enthusiasm. She wanted the bake sale fundraiser to go out on a high note and donated $32,645 to round up our total raised to an INCREDIBLE $300,000!!! We were left utterly speechless at this selfless act of paying it forward!

Covid-19 has been challenging for everyone, especially for nonprofit organizations. While we are unable to host the bake sale, we still wanted to find a way to continue Bo’s message of paying it forward. We would love for you to take the kindness and generosity you have shown to the Go Bo! Foundation over the years and, following Bo’s message, pay it forward within your own community on Bo’s behalf.

We are hoping that every fall, as the leaves begin to change color and the air turns crisp, you will be reminded of Bo — the brave little boy with a simple mission — “Love each other, help each other, have your neighbor’s back. If you see someone in need, even a stranger, reach out and help. This world can be a better place if we care and help each other.”  

Always more than just a cookie. Go Bo!