Treat the special women in your life to decadent desserts while also helping fight breast cancer during Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer from May 5 through Mother’s Day on May 11. More than 350 restaurants, supermarkets, bakeries, cafés, chocolate and ice cream shops throughout Massachusetts will participate in Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer, including Konditor Meister, Phillips Candy House, and Stop & Shop, all in Braintree.
Establishments have the option to designate all sales of one specific dessert or fifty-percent of proceeds from their entire dessert menu to support breast cancer care and research. Proceeds will be shared by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Bakes for Breast Cancer, Inc., a non-profit breast cancer organization dedicated to making a difference.
Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer was founded in 2000 by Carol Brownman Sneider in memory of her mother, Eva Brownman, who lost her battle with breast cancer. Since its inception the event has raised more than $700,000 for breast cancer research and care at the Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers at Dana-Farber through the Eva Brownman Research Fund currently under the direction of Eric Winer, MD. New this year, establishments in Rhode Island will participate in Rhode Island Bakes for Breast Cancer, May 11-17.
The 15th annual Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer is dedicated to the late Ella Mermelstein, whose daughter, Suzanne, owns Mariposa Bakery in Cambridge and has participated in Boston Bakes for many years. Ella died at age 34 after a five-year battle with breast cancer.
For more information, a list of participating establishments, or to learn more about how to become involved in Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer, visit www.bostonbakesforbreastcancer.org, follow Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer on Facebook, and Bakes for Breast Cancer on Twitter. Dessert lovers can also visit www.bostonbakesforbreastcancer.org/shop to have a sweet treat delivered.
About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is world-renowned for its leadership in adult and pediatric cancer treatment and research. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), it is one of the largest recipients among independent hospitals of NCI and National Institutes of Health grant funding. For more information, go to www.dana-farber.org.