Editor's note: The following is a press release.
Make Mother’s Day special this year by treating the important women in your life to fabulous desserts while helping the fight against breast cancer. During the week leading up to Mother’s Day, May 7-13, more than 250 restaurants, bakeries, cafés, chocolate, and ice cream shops throughout Massachusetts will participate in Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer.
From Monday, May 7 through Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 13, these West Roxbury establishments will create a unique dessert to include on the menu. Desserts start at $3 and proceeds will benefit breast cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Bakes for Breast Cancer, a newly formed non-profit breast cancerorganization dedicated to making a difference in the fight against breast cancer.
Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer was started 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 nearly $600,000 for breast cancer research and care at Dana-Farber. "There have been many notable advances made in breast care treatments and research during the past decade, yet breast cancer continues to be a leading cause of cancerdeaths in women," said Eric Winer, MD, director of the Breast Oncology Center and Thompson Senior Investigator in Breast Cancer Research, Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers at Dana-Farber. "There is a clear need to conduct further research on the causes of breast cancer and to develop better diagnostic tools and more effective treatments, and the funds raised from Boston Bakes enable us to pursue this important work and to focus on our ultimate goals of curing, if not out right preventing,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, or Twitter, @Boston_Bakes. Dessert lovers may also visit www.bostonbakesforbreastcancer.org/shop to have a sweet treat delivered.