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10 Year Old Fights Breast Cancer with Cookies

Friday, October 27, 2017 8:55 AM

10-year-old girl holding bake sales to raise money for breast cancer research as her mother fights the disease


Inspired by her mother’s ongoing battle with breast cancer, a 10-year-old Evanston girl is holding cookie and lemonade sales outside her home to raise money for breast cancer treatment and research. Olivia Ohlson has raised over $4,000 so far, and has another sale scheduled for this Sunday from noon-3 p.m. The family lives at 1229 Isabella St., Evanston.


If you can’t make it out to her house on Sunday but want to support her campaign, you can make a donation with the NorthShore Foundation.

Olivia’s campaign has received some media attention, including a story by the ABC Network News. Her mother, Gini, is currently going through treatment for breast cancer at NorthShore University HealthSystem. All proceeds from the campaign go to the NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center.

“My colleagues and I here at the Kellogg Cancer Center are so appreciative of Olivia's efforts to help our breast cancer patients,” said Bruce Brockstein, MD, a medical oncologist and director of the Kellogg Cancer Center. “I hope that her efforts inspire others of all ages to support those who are going through cancer treatment.”