Perfect Mother's Day Gift: 19th Annual Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer Event


Folks, it's time for one of Boston's best traditions, and the timing couldn't be better to take out your favorite Moms too. Here is the press release:

19thANNUAL BOSTON BAKES FOR BREAST CANCER EVENT
MAY 7-13, 2018
Local Restaurants, Bakeries, Cafés, and Retailers Participate


NEEDHAM, Mass. – March 19, 2018 - Bakes for Breast Cancer, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research, will donate proceeds from its 19thannual event, Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer, to Dr. Shom Goel, MD, a prominent physician scientist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, while dedicating the event to the memory of Toni Berry, mother of Tom Berry, Culinary Director of COJE Management (Yvonne's, Ruka, Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar) and longtime Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer supporter and event participant.

Restaurants, bakeries, and retail stores in communities across Massachusetts continue to sign-up to participate in Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer’s week-long dessert fundraiser from May 7-13, 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. For the second year, moneys raised will be used to fund important research by Dr. Shom Goel, MD,” adds Sneider.

"In the current climate, it is becoming increasingly difficult to support cancer research using federal dollars alone,” notes Dr. Shom Goel. “Scientists depend on funds raised from donations throughout their communities. For me personally, much of this support has come from Bakes For Breast Cancer. The money raised last year was used to help fund a critical project in which we are trying to find ways to make immune-based therapies more effective for breast cancer,” continues Dr. Goel. “We have seen significant progress in the last year, and are very excited about moving our discoveries from the lab into clinical trials. Thank you so much, Bakes For Breast Cancer, for your support!"

Tom Berry, whose mother lost her life too early from breast cancer, adds “Aside from the event being very personal to me, I participate in Boston Bakes because it is an opportunity to contribute funding for research, doing something we already enjoy and perform daily. It’s an incredible opportunity to raise awareness, and let thousands of diners choose to help the cause.”

Additionally, Rhode Island Bakes for Breast Cancer will be held across the Ocean State, May 13-19, 2018, and the 3rd annual Cape & Islands Bakes for Breast Cancer will be run from June 4-10, 2018.

With Bakes for Breast Cancer’s dessert-oriented events, everyone can do their part to raise funds to find a cure one sweet at a time. Bakes for Breast Cancer thanks Boston Magazine and WCVB’s Channel 5 for their continued media support. For a list of event particpants visit http://www.bakesforbreastcancer.org/. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


About Bakes for Breast Cancer
Bakes for Breast Cancer, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research. 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 and translational research, and clinical trials with the hope of eliminating all deaths from breast cancer, and, ultimately, eradicating the disease.


Brief calendar listing:
Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer is a sweet and delicious way to raise “dough” for breast cancer research and care. From May 7 through Mother’s Day on May 13, more than 200 restaurants, bakeries, cafés, ice cream, and chocolate shops throughout Massachusetts will participate by designating all sales of one specific dessert, or 50 percent of proceeds from their entire dessert menu, to breast cancer care and research. Proceeds from the 19th annual event will benefit Bakes for Breast Cancer, Inc., a non-profit breast cancer organization dedicated to funding local breast cancer researchers and clinicians. For a list of participating establishments or to shop online, please visit bakesforbreastcancer.org.


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