Category Archives: Charity events

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.

 

 

A quick look at 19th annual Chefs in Shorts

BOSTON – Bostonians love Chefs in Shorts, an annual event benefitting Future Chefs, an organization that helps disadvantaged youngsters receive culinary education and training, placing them with restaurants that put them to work in their kitchens.

This year’s event, the 19th, was the largest to date with, we were told, over 1,000 attendees at the head house at the Seaport Hotel/World Trade Center. It was a gorgeous setting for a popular event and began to be crowded even before the official 7 p.m. opening!

Next year will be the 20th,  says Future Chefs’ Toni Elka who was their with her staff and the Future Chefs themselves. Also there, manning their grills, were some 66 restaurants from the greater Boston area, preparing their specialties for the hungry crowds. Among them was Oak + Rowan, introducing Boston diners to its’ style. The restaurant will open in the Fort Point Channel this summer, the third concept from the Caswell Restaurant Group.

 

Annual golf outing of FCSI and MAFSI benefits Boston Rescue Mission

The Northeast Chapters of Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) and Manufacturers Agents for Foodservice Industry (MAFSI) celebrated their 43rd annual golf outing and reception this month at Andover Country Club, Andover, MA, welcoming 134 participants, an additional 21 dinner attendees and 81 tee sign sponsors. The event generated $16,550.

“Boston Rescue Mission is grateful and honored to have the attention of both FCSI and MAFSI,” says Manager of Information Eric Grenfell-Muir who accepted the donation. In addition to offering warm meals and a safe place to sleep, the Mission actively participates in food recovery in and around Boston. Working in partnership with Feeding Our Neighbors, a New England NACE initiative, the monies will help to outfit existing vans with safe and reliable refrigeration to allow an expanded radius of food rescue in and beyond the city. Additional funds will help the Mission to purchase an upgraded food transport van. “Knowledge is power”, adds the event’s chief organizer, Jim Whiffen, FCSI Golf Committee member and president of Fountainhead Foodservice Group, Burlington, MA, “Over 130 people will leave here today aware of the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act; information that has the power to change many people’s lives”.

The Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act, signed into law on October 1, 1996, provides national liability protection to citizens, businesses and nonprofit organizations that act in good faith to donate, recover and distribute excess food. To learn more about food recovery in Massachusetts visit www.nenacefeedingourneighbors.org/info/billemersonact

The annual golf outing event is one of two large charity fundraisers organized by the Northeast Chapter of the Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI). For more information, contact FCSI Northeast Chapter Secretary Chandra Comfort at (781) 826-5522.