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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Susan Guérin susan@bakes4bc.org
508-939-0135

BOSTON BAKES FOR BREAST CANCER EVENT TO FUND RESEARCH
TO BE HELD MAY 2 -8 (MOTHER’S DAY)
The 17th annual event is raising funds through the sale of desserts for young researcher,
Dr. Heather A. Parsons, MD, MPH
NEEDHAM, Mass. – March 23, 2016 - Bakes for Breast Cancer, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for
breast cancer research and care is excited to announce that it will donate proceeds from its annual event, Boston Bakes for
Breast Cancer, to Dr. Heather A. Parsons, MD, MPH, a promising young breast cancer researcher and oncologist at DanaFarber Cancer Institute.
Each year, Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer enlists restaurants, bakeries and retail stores in over 100 communities across
Massachusetts to participate in its week-long dessert fundraiser. There are 2 simple ways that restaurants and bakeries get
involved: They offer one dessert from their menu and each time it is sold, donate 100% of the sales to Bakes for Breast
Cancer, or participants can decide to donate 50% of the sales of all of the desserts on their menu for the entire week
“Through our partnerships with restaurants, bakeries and stores, we have raised almost $1,000,000 for breast cancer research
and care. This year, funds raised will be used to fund exciting research by Dr. Heather A. Parsons, MD, MPH, in the field of
biomarkers and breast cancer treatment” founder and President Carol Sneider commented. “Supporting research for this
indiscriminate disease is so important, particularly as federal funding decreases and young researchers are often overlooked for
funding and grants,” notes Sneider.
Additionally, Rhode Island Bakes for Breast Cancer will be held across the Ocean State, May 8-14, and a specific event, Cape
& Islands Bakes for Breast Cancer will be launched this year, June 6-12.
Breast Cancer affects one in eight women, some with a family history of breast cancer and some without. Women of all ages
get breast cancer as do men. Last year over 230,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer and almost 40,000 of those
women died from the disease.
With our dessert-oriented events, everyone can do their part to raise funds to find a cure one sweet at a time.
For more information on participants in Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer and all of our events, visit
http://www.bakesforbreastcancer.org/. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
About Bakes for Breast Cancer
Bakes for Breast Cancer, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research
and care. Through dessert-oriented events, Bakes for Breast Cancer has created a “sweet” way to raise money for a disease that
touches so many women and men. Funds raised help conduct basic research, translational research, and clinical trials with the
hope of eliminating all deaths from breast cancer, and, ultimately, eradicating the disease.
Brief calendar listing:
Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer is a sweet and delicious way to raise “dough” for breast cancer research and care. From May 2
through Mother’s Day on May 8, more than 200 restaurants, bakeries, cafés, ice cream, and chocolate shops throughout
Massachusetts will participate by designating all sales of one specific dessert, or 50 percent of proceeds from their entire
dessert menu, to breast cancer care and research. Proceeds from the 17th annual event will Bakes for Breast Cancer, Inc., a
non-profit breast cancer organization dedicated to making a difference. For a list of participating establishments or to shop
online, please visit bakesforbreastcancer.org.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Susan Guérin susan@bakes4bc.org
508-939-0135

RHODE ISLAND BAKES FOR BREAST CANCER EVENT TO FUND RESEARCH
TO BE HELD MOTHER’S DAY, MAY 8 through MAY 14
The 3rd annual event is raising funds through the sale of desserts for young researcher,
Dr. Heather A. Parsons, MD, MPH

NEEDHAM, Mass. – March 25, 2016 - Bakes for Breast Cancer, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for
breast cancer research and care is excited to announce that it will donate proceeds from its annual event, Rhode Island Bakes
for Breast Cancer, to Dr. Heather A. Parsons, MD, MPH, a promising young breast cancer researcher and oncologist at DanaFarber Cancer Institute.
Each year, Rhode Island Bakes for Breast Cancer enlists restaurants, bakeries and retail stores in cities and towns across the
beautiful Ocean State to participate in its week-long dessert fundraiser. It’s simple for restaurants and bakeries to get involved:
They offer one dessert from their menu and each time it is sold, donate 100% of the sales to Bakes for Breast Cancer.
“Through our partnerships with restaurants, bakeries and stores, our events have raised almost $1,000,000 for breast cancer
research and care. This year, monies raised will be used to fund exciting research by Dr. Heather A. Parsons, MD, MPH, in the
field of biomarkers and breast cancer treatment” founder and President Carol Sneider commented. “Supporting research for
this indiscriminate disease is so important, particularly as federal funding decreases and young researchers are often overlooked
for funding and grants,” notes Sneider.
Additionally, Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer will be held in Massachusetts, May 2-8, and our latest event, Cape & Islands
Bakes for Breast Cancer will be launched this year, June 6-12.
Breast Cancer affects one in eight women, some with a family history of breast cancer and some without. Women of all ages
get breast cancer as do men. Last year over 230,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer and almost 40,000 of those
women died from the disease.
With our dessert-oriented events, everyone can do their part to raise funds to find a cure one sweet at a time.
For more information on participants in Rhode Island Bakes for Breast Cancer and all of our events, visit
http://www.bakesforbreastcancer.org/. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
About Bakes for Breast Cancer
Bakes for Breast Cancer, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research
and care. Through dessert-oriented events, Bakes for Breast Cancer has created a “sweet” way to raise money for a disease that
touches so many women and men. Funds raised help conduct basic research, translational research, and clinical trials with the
hope of eliminating all deaths from breast cancer, and, ultimately, eradicating the disease.
Brief calendar listing:
Rhode Island Bakes for Breast Cancer is a sweet and delicious way to raise “dough” for breast cancer research and care. From
Mother’s Day, May 8 through May 14, participating establishments throughout Rhode Island will participate by designating all
sales of one specific dessert, to breast cancer care and research. Proceeds from the 3rd annual event will benefit Bakes for
Breast Cancer, Inc., a non-profit breast cancer organization dedicated to making a difference. For a list of participating
establishments or to shop online, please visit bakesforbreastcancer.org.
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