My friend Shari, of food blog, My Judy the Foodie fame, wanted to help raise awareness and money for breast cancer research! Her blog honors her mother’s recipes, and this fundraiser honors her mom’s own, unsuccessful fight against breast cancer.
I am participating in the Bake It Happen campaign for my third year to support Shari, to support this great cause, and to support my family members who have been through this. My husband’s cousin found out she had breast cancer soon after she gave birth to her second child. Since it was only a few weeks after she gave birth, original thought was that the lump was related to her breasts being filled with milk. Luckily she went for a second opinion, because the first doctor was WRONG. My cousin had breast cancer and went for a double mastectomy and has been cancer free for seven years now. My husbands aunt is also a breast cancer survivor. We will never forget the day of her operation, it was during the blackout of Summer, 2003. I remember because they came from Brooklyn to the hospital down the block from our house in Manhattan, and we were stuck in the house with our newborn son. Thank-Gd her operation was a success. I support the women in my family who have had breast cancer, and I support all women!
How does this work you ask? It’s simple:
It is so easy to support this year! Just bake! And then tag your baking photo as it says above, or email, and a donation will be made! You were going to bake anyway!
Or just donate! Click on the first or last picture to donate!
THE CANCER COUCH FOUNDATION– The Cancer Couch Foundation (TCFF) is run by fellow Ford Warriors in Pink Model of Courage- Rebecca Timlin-Scalerra. Rebecca is a true warrior— having been misdiagnosed as a Stage 4 breast cancer patient, only to be rediagnosed as a Stage 3 patient, Rebecca (a brilliant neuropsychologist) quite her private practice to form TCCF which is dedicated to raising as much money as possible for research exclusively on metastatic breast cancer . In just 6 months, Rebecca has raised over $600,000 and has formed unique alliances with Memorial Sloan-Kettering and the Dana Farber Institute which will match $ for $ all of the monies she raises. We can’t wait to work with her to make sure that 100% of all monies raised goes to this cause.
Click below to donate!