Recently the MDI team got to take part in a very important challenge: Designing the table scape for an intimate dinner to benefit Cookies for Kids’ Cancer benefiting St. Jude’s.

The dinner also honored John, a brave young man who fought T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia for many years. Today 17-year-old John is in remission thanks to a lifesaving haploidentical stem-cell transplant.

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is a national non-profit that raises funds for research to develop new, improved, & less toxic treatments for pediatric cancer, the #1 disease killer of children in the U.S. The organization provides inspiration and support for individuals, businesses and organizations to raise funds by hosting grassroots bake sales and other fundraising events.

The organization came to be when Liam, Larry and Gretchen Witt’s 2-year-old son, was diagnosed with childhood cancer. The Witts, and 250 volunteers, baked and sold 96,000 cookies – raising more than $40,000 for research into new treatments that can help kids like John. 

For the table scape, we chose sparkling glassware, crisp white linens, white flowers, and simple greenery, including sprigs of rosemary. Guests enjoyed a lovely evening and an incredible dinner and – of course – a box of cookies to take home.

We had fun creating beautiful table scapes, and were so honored to take part in this event honoring John and raising money for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. To learn more about this wonderful organization, check out their website