Bloggers Bake for Hope
It is very unfortunate that the word "cancer" comes up with so much frequency these days. Breast cancer awareness is something that I personally feel very passionate about - my amazing Aunt Chris was diagnosed with breast cancer several years ago, and has had an up and down, painful battle with this terrible disease. It is absolutely heartbreaking to watch someone you love so much go through all of this pain. I hope that a cure is not far off!
Jen (Beantown Baker) and Cara (Cara’s Cravings), two Boston area food bloggers, have teamed up for a project called Bloggers Bake for Hope, a virtual bake sale as part of Bake for Hope. Bloggers will donate their choice of baked goods, which will be auctioned off between May 4-6th. Jen and Cara set a $2000 goal for the auction - and they need your help!
I'm donating 2 dozen of my sparkly cupcake sugar cookies; are you donating anything? If you don't want to bake, consider bidding on some treats - there are some wonderful desserts already up for sale! Please also spread the word on Facebook, your own blog, through word of mouth - together we can make a big difference!!
About Bake for Hope
Bake for Hope is a week long, nation-wide, 100% volunteer-run, bake sale event happening, the week leading up to Mother's Day. Proceeds donated to local Susan G. Komen for the Cure affiliates.
Bloggers Bake for Hope is a virtual bake sale. Bloggers will donate their time, ingredients, and shipping costs so there are no expenses associated with this virtual bake sale. All proceeds from the bake sale will be sent to the Massachusetts Komen for the Cure.
Jen and Cara, two Boston area food bloggers have teamed up for a project called Bloggers Bake for Hope, a virtual bake sale as part of Bake for Hope. Jen serves up sweets at Beantown Baker, while Cara shares healthy, creative dinners at Cara’s Cravings.
Both Cara and Jen have been successful fundraisers for Susan G. Komen for the Cure in the past. Cara is currently organizing the third annual Bake for Hope at her company’s office site in Marlboro, MA. Last year’s event raised over $2500. Jen has made breast cancer awareness part of her personal mission. In 2004, Jen’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Since then, Jen, her sisters, mom, and aunts walk the Race for the Cure every year. Jen and her family have raised thousands of dollars for the various Komen for the Cure affiliates.
Jen and Cara feel a strong connection to the cause, and are avid bloggers with a strong following. Thus, teaming up to host an online bake sale seemed like a fun and natural way to take things to the next level. The virtual bake sale will take place on May 4-6, 2011. Bloggers and bakers from across the country will agree in advance to donate baked goods. Buyers will make virtual pledges on the Bloggers Bake for Hope site, and at the close of the bake sale the highest bidders will be awarded the donated baked goods. They will make their donations via PayPal, and the bakers will then bake and ship their goods. Because the bakers are donating their ingredients, time, and shipping costs, there are no expenses associated with the virtual bake sale. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Massachusetts Komen for the Cure. Jen and Cara are challenging their fellow bakers and bloggers to help them raise $2000 through Bloggers Bake for Hope.