Bakes for Breast Cancer, Inc., a regional non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research and care, is launching its first month-long “Office Bake Sale” campaign on October 1, 2014. Participants simply bring baked goods or sweet treats to work and sell them in their office during the month of October, also known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
“By selling just a few cookies or cupcakes in your office, whether homemade or purchased, to your work mates and colleagues, you’ll be contributing to the cause, one sweet at a time,” said Carol Sneider, founder and President of Bakes for Breast Cancer. “Even if you have no time to bake, you can participate virtually by sharing a photo of your favorite dessert and making a donation to Bakes for Breast Cancer.”
Participants log on to www.bakesforbreastcancer.org, download the office calendar to place in the office kitchen or break room. Work mates select a day on the calendar to bring in a baked good and place a donation jar next to the baked treats. Then the participating office can take a group “selfie” and post it on their Facebook page with “#officebakesale” and challenge friends to participate during the month of October.
Since its founding in 1999, with its annual dessert campaign Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer, Bakes for Breast Cancer has been dedicated to the eradication of breast cancer. “Through partnerships with restaurants, bakeries & shops, we have raised almost $1,000,000 for breast cancer research and care. Today, we strive to expand upon our success and continue our influence by enlisting individuals and other organizations in our fight against breast cancer,” Sneider added. “By simply purchasing a dessert at one of our events you can help make a difference. Over time, these sweets continue to make a real impact and significant contributions to finding a cure.”
Breast Cancer affects one in eight women, some with a family history of breast cancer and some without one, women of all ages get breast cancer as do men. Last year over 230,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer and almost 40,000 of those women died from this very indiscriminate disease.
With each of us as a separate ingredient, we can help raise funds to defeat breast cancer, as well as support our loved ones who have been affected by breast cancer. Please, join us in our baking. One sweet at a time, we can make a difference.
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About Bakes for Breast Cancer
Based in Needham, Massachusetts, Bakes for Breast Cancer, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and care. Through dessert-oriented events, Bakes for Breast Cancer has created a “sweet” way to raise money for a disease that touches so many women and men. Funds raised help conduct basic research, translational research, and clinical trials with the hope of eliminating all deaths from breast cancer, and, ultimately, eradicating the disease.