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Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer coming this Spring

NEEDHAM, MA – Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer takes place May 8-14 this year as the non-profit organization celebrates its 18th anniversary of raising funds for breast cancer research.

The proceeds of the annual week-long event go to Dana-Farber Breast Cancer physician scientist Dr. Shom Goel, MD.

The event this year is dedicated to the memory of Karen Gerry, mother of Chef Daniel Mammola of Pellana Steakhouse in Peabody and Daniella’s Café & Market in Dedham, MA.

Restaurants, bakeries, and retail stores in more than 100 communities across Massachusetts have already signed-up to participate in Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer’s week-long dessert fundraiser from May 8-14, offering a special dessert or sweet on their menu, proceeds from which will go to the cause.

“Through our partnerships with so many establishments, we make it easy for anyone to contribute: Simply purchase or order a sweet at one or more of our participating locations, or even online – it’s that easy,” declares Bakes for Breast Cancer founder and President, Carol Sneider.  “We have raised nearly $1,000,000 for breast cancer research and care. This year, monies raised will be used to fund research by Dr. Shom Goel, MD, which focuses on combining immunotherapy and a promising new class of drugs called CDK4/6 inhibitors to more effectively treat breast cancer,” Sneider explains.

 

“Supporting research for this indiscriminate disease is so important, particularly as federal funding decreases and young researchers are often overlooked for funding and grants. And we are happy to dedicate our 18th annual event to a participant’s mother, with whom I happened to work with when she was 18 years old,” she adds.

 

Additionally, Rhode Island Bakes for Breast Cancer will take place across the Ocean State, May 14-20, and the 2nd annual Cape & Islands Bakes for Breast Cancer will be held from June 5-11, 2017.

 

The events make it easy for participating restaurants to do their part to raise funds to find a cure one sweet at a time. Restaurants, bakeries, and retail stores in more than 100 communities across Massachusetts have already signed-up to participate in Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer’s week-long dessert fundraiser from May 8-14, offering a special dessert or sweet on their menu, proceeds from which will go to the cause.

 

“Through our partnerships with so many establishments, we make it easy for anyone to contribute: Simply purchase or order a sweet at one or more of our participating locations, or even online – it’s that easy,” notes Bakes for Breast Cancer founder and President, Carol Sneider.  “We have raised nearly $1,000,000 for breast cancer research and care. This year, moneys raised will be used to fund research by Dr. Shom Goel, MD, which focuses on combining immunotherapy and a promising new class of drugs called CDK4/6 inhibitors to more effectively treat breast cancer,” continues Sneider.

 

“Supporting research for this indiscriminate disease is so important, particularly as federal funding decreases and young researchers are often overlooked for funding and grants. And we are happy to dedicate our 18th annual event to a participant’s mother, with whom I happened to work with when she was 18 years old,” Carol adds.

 

Additionally, Rhode Island Bakes for Breast Cancer will be held across the Ocean State, May 14-20, and the 2nd annual Cape & Islands Bakes for Breast Cancer will be run from June 5-11, 2017.
There is still time to sign up to participate in all three phase of the annual event. Simply visit www.bakesforbreastcancer.org.

 

 

Bake for a breast cancer cure in October

BOSTON – October is an excellent time to get involved in Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer with an in-office bake sale of either homemade or purchased bake goods. You can do this any time of the year, but October happens to be National Breast Cancer Awareness Month so it’s a good time to start what could be a monthly effort. Donate the proceeds raised to Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer and the funds will provide grants for breast cancer  research.

Sign up your co-workers to bring in a dessert on a designated date and sell the sweets to colleagues by leaving the donation jar next the the dessert, perhaps in your break room. Take an office ‘selfie’ and share on Twitter #officebakesale@bakeforbc. Donate the money raised either online or by mail to Bakes 4BC at PO Box 920748, Needham, MA 02492. Challenge your friends in other offices to take part in Office Bake Sale too. Go to http://www.bakesforbreastcancer.org/bake-sale/ chocolate_chip_cookies.jpgfor more information.