There comes a time in one’s life. and it isn’t necessarily adulthood, that breast cancer hits close to home. It may be someone in your family, yourself, or a close friend that is forced to deal with it. When it comes to fund raising to cure diseases, how does one choose what to support and how? It’s not clear cut and when it comes to breast cancer I am not a fan of some of the huge fundraising organizations. Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer, on the other hand, is a fundraiser I can get behind. Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer raises money for research and 50% of the funds raised go to that research.
This year, Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer is raising money for the research of Heather A. Parsons, MD, MPH. Dr. Parsons is a medical oncologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Parsons’ research focuses specifically on breast cancer and the use of blood-based genomic biomarkers to understand the course of a woman’s breast cancer and response to treatment.
Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer runs from May 2nd to May 8th, so indulge your sweet tooth for a good cause this week.
There are several ways to support Boston Bakes for Breasts Cancer and they are all pretty sweet! This year, Phillips Chocolate will be donating 100% of the proceeds from the sale of their homemade brownie drizzled with white chocolate. I was sent a sample for review and loved it so much that I wanted to send some out to friends and family and bought a dozen more.
Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer also has a 50% club which are restaurants that will be donating 50% of the profits of all their dessert sales from May 2-8th. Alden Park, ArtBar, Brownstone, Café Barada, Josés Mexican, Tres Gatos and others are all part of the 50% club. A full listing is here.
You can find out which restaurants are participating this week here. So go out indulge and support some local research.