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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.

 

 

Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer expands its scope

Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer expands its scope
BOSTON – Boston Bakes For Breast Cancer marks a milestone this year, expanding its fight against breast cancer into Rhode Island from May 8-14.

Participating restaurants and retail establishments will donate profits from a single dessert on the menu to benefit breast cancer research. Carol Sneider, president, is “thrilled to bring our mission to Rhode Island,” she says. The charitable contributes will enable the group to provide grants for much needed breast cancer research, she explains, noting that to date, the group has raised $1 million with its Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer campaigns.

Additionally, the group introduces the Cape & Islands Bakes for Breast Cancer program this year. “After years,” Sneider notes, “we’ve had many participants located on Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard helping us raise funds.” Their request to have an event with their own name on it was fulfilled this year when Cape & Island Bakes is set for June 6-12. “The Cape & Islands have a 20% higher incident rate of breast cancer than the national average,” Sneider points out. “We all must work together to make a difference, to raise more money for breast cancer research.”

The original event, now in its 17th year, Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer, is scheduled for May 2-8. Want to participate but don’t have a pastry chef?  Montilio’s Baking Company will help with a special Boston Bakes Dessert at a price no one can refuse, she adds. “Purchase the dessert through Montilio’s and participate in Boston Bakes!”

Additionally, she notes: “Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer 2016 is dedicated to the memory of Linda Wheaton. Linda was the mother of Susan Wheaton Guerin, our director of development & communications, and Michelle Wheaton Stafford, herself a six-year breast cancer survivor.