Treat yourself to a decadent dessert or sweet treat knowing that you’re supporting breast cancer research during Cape & Islands Bakes for Breast Cancer event from June 4-10, 2018. Several local restaurants, bakeries, and cafés have already signed up to participate, including Bear in Boots, Osteria La Civetta, Pickle Jar, Red’s at Sea Crest Beach Hotel, and The Cape Grille, all in Falmouth. The restaurant Bleu, in Mashpee Commons, will also participate, donating 50% of all their dessert sales for the week-long event.
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 raised will benefit the nonprofit breast cancer organization Bakes for Breast Cancer, which is supporting the research of Dr. Shom Goel at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
"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!"
“Through our partnerships with these establishments, we make it easy for anyone to contribute: Simply purchase or order a sweet at one or more of our participating locations – it’s that easy,” notes Bakes for Breast Cancer Founder & President, and local resident, Carol Sneider. “Supporting research for this indiscriminate disease is so important, particularly as the incidence rate of breast cancer on Cape Cod is 20% higher than the national average.”
For an up-to-date list of participating establishments, visit http://www.bakesforbreastcancer.org/cape-and-islands-bakes-for-breast-cancer/.