Tequlia Sunrise Villa Cookies for Kids' Cancer Supporters
Cookies For Kids' Cancer, a National 501(c) non-profit, is commited to raising
funds for research to develop new, improved treatments for pediatric cancer,
the #1 disease killer of children in the U.S.
Look What Tequlia Sunrise Villa Has Participated in to Support This Cause
"Good Cookies" at Tequila Sunrise Villa
"The week was nothing short of amazing... The Chefs, incredible... Tequila Sunrise Villa, majestic... We feel so humbled," Paul Simpson reminisced after returning to New Jersey from a one week stay at Tequila Sunrise Villa in Anguilla.
Big Thanks to Some "Good Cookies"
It had been a week of celebrations after being top bidders on an auctioned prize, a luxurious getaway to Tequila Sunrise Villa in Anguilla, at Cookies For Kids' Cancer's gala at New York's The Waterfront in February, 2015.
True "Good Cookies"
It was in 2007 that Cookies For Kids' Cancer founder, Gretchen Witt's two year old son, Liam was diagnosed with pediatric cancer.
At the time, the disease was terminal, without a cure.
Liam fought his battle with cancer for four years until a day in 2011 when he tragically passed away.
Grief inspired the Witts to begin a foundation.
Through country-wide bake sales and star-studded fundraisers, and with a nation behind them, Cookies For Kids' Cancer (CFKC) has achieved true greatness, impacting and changing the lives of families forever.
The Witt's son had always been taken by the colors of Tequila Sunrise Villa, planning trips to the bright property in the distant future. His passion for baking cookies and the Witts' story moved owners of Tequila Sunrise Villa, Robin and Joel Globus to get involved.
From Left to Right: Marc Alvarez, Alfred Portale, Marc Forgione, Peter Parles, Nova Romney, Teron Thompson, Paul Simpson, Kenroy Herbert, Claire Simpson, Billy, Becky Simpson, Dale Carty, Heather Heyliger, Carrie & Jerry Bogar and Kerry Richardson.
Toasting to Another Idyllic Evening with Chef Marc Forgione.
Others in Anguilla who pitched in to bring this event to life include Kenroy Herbert of Leviticus Travel & Style , CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa's General Manager, Stephane Zaharia who hosted the visiting chefs, Nori Evoy who coordinated the photography for the event, Carrie & Jerry Bogar, owners of Veya, and Peter & Anne Parles, owners of Straw Hat, who coordinated the week-long event with visiting chefs.
With all of the help, support and generosity over the years, today Cookies For Kids' Cancer has discovered treatments that would have saved Liam Witt had they been available in 2007. These treatments, too, will now be made available to children in Anguilla.
For more on how you can be a good cookie, visit Cookies For Kids' Cancer here.
Courtesy of Anguilla-Beaches www.ab.com
An exclusive offer for Good Cookies!
Simply mention Cookies for Kids' Cancer when you
book a stay at Tequila Sunrise AND:
The first 10% of your rental cost – goes DIRECTLY to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Then we’re offering an add’l 5% discount off your rental for being a GOOD COOKIE!!!
High Season, Low Season, Every Season.
No Blackout Dates.
Over the past two years, Tequila Sunrise Villa has raised over $100,000 for CFKC at fundraising events.
One such event was CFKC's annual benefit last held in New York City in February, 2015. John Rzeznik (of the Goo Goo Dolls) played, top chefs, including Jonathan Benno and Dan Kluger, prepared meals for attendees, amongst them Brooke Shields, and many more gave back in big ways at the event's auction.
Tequila Sunrise Villa had one of the most exciting auctioned packages of all.
Inspired by the prize Tequila Sunrise Villa had assembled for the previous years auction, Chef Marc Forgione, Michelin-starred chef, winner of The Next Iron Chef and a regular visitor to Anguilla, offered his culinary talents for two nights of the winners stay, and challenged world-famous Chef Alfred Portale to do the same. He accepted, and was quickly joined by renowned Anguilla chefs.
Chef Marc Forgione at Tequila Sunrise Villa.
The prize blossomed into a ticket to the colliding of two prestigious culinary worlds, NYC and Anguilla, at Tequila Sunrise Villa.
Tequila Sunrise Villa's full package, included...
- Roundtrip airfare
- A week at Tequila Sunrise Villa
- Breakfast prepared daily, car rental, champagnes, wines, tequila
- World-class, in-villa chefs nightly
- Chef Marc Alvarez & Sous Chef Teron Thompson, and Jahadia Webster, Anguilla - Straw Hat
- Chef Carrie & Jerry Bogar, Sous Chef Kerry Richardson, and Nova Romney, Anguilla - Veya
- Chef Marc Forgione, NYC - Restaurant Marc Forgione, American Cut and Keh-Yo (2 nights)
- Chef Alfred Portale, NYC - Gotham Bar and Grill (2 nights)
- Chef Dale Carty, Anguilla - Tasty's
The bid closed out at $60,000, the entire event raising over $1,000,000.
A few months later, the winning family, the Simpsons departed from their home in New Jersey, Anguilla-bound.
The Simpsons With Top Anguilla Chef Dale Carty.
Courtesy of Anguilla-Beaches www.ab.com
L.I. Duck Breast & Seared Foie Gras With Spinach,
Quinoa, Currants and Grilled Mango.
Chef Marc kicked things up a notch when he arrived at Tequila Sunrise Villa with a special charcoal grill, flown in all the way from NYC.
Villa Mascot, Billy Enjoying the Caribbean Breeze.
Chef Alfred Portale & The Simpson Family at Tequila Sunrise Villa.
Chef Marc’s grill…complete with an outstanding, t-bone steak! Expertly seasoned and cooked to perfection, expectations reached new heights. Ready to be served.