For the last several years, we’ve been proud to support Bake It Happen. Created by Shari Brooks of My Judy the Foodie and her sister, Stacy, Bake It Happen is a really easy (and delicious) way to raise money for breast cancer research. Bake it Happen has teamed up with the Cancer Couch Foundation.
There is no cure for Stage 4 Breast Cancer. More than 40,000 people die each year from Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) in the US alone– Shari and Stacy’s mother Judy Levin was one such casualty. Very little of the funding for breast cancer research goes to Metastatic Breast Cancer. So, they were determined to design a creative fundraising campaign to raise money. Judy was a beloved baker/cook even throughout her 6-year battle with MBC. Her kitchen was a communal table for family, friends and even strangers to embrace the tastes and love emanating from her dishes. After receiving multiple requests for Judy’s recipes over the decades, her daughters, Shari and Stacy, realized they could spread Judy’s culinary love — all in the name of Metastatic Breast Cancer research.
Over time, thousands of supporters across the country began to pass on Judy’s culinary legacy and hope for a cure. To date, they have raised over $60,000 for breast cancer research and are determined to raise more! My mother’s aunt Ella died of Breast Cancer and there are way too many women in my Facebook Feed that are fighting it now or have fought it. This is for them also.
While I’m not going to share the recipes — you are going to do that by going to Bake it Happen’s website and baking and sharing — also — donate while you are there!
We made the Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chips cookies and boy, did my family love them.