October is Breast cancer Awareness month and for the past three years, I’ve taken part in Bake It Happen, a campaign that raises awareness and funds for breast cancer research! The campaign started by my friend Shari from My Judy The Foodie and her sister Stacy whose mission is to find a cure for Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC), after losing their mom Judy Levin to this cancer. Judy was a talented baker and cook, so through this campaign, you simply bake one of Judy’s recipes and share photos through social media.
While 41,000 individuals die from MBC each year, little funding for research is allocated to this deadly disease. Partners this year include The Cancer Couch Foundation, Taste Buds Kitchen, Sweet Loren’s and Ford Warriors in Pink. An anonymous donor will donate money for every Bake it Happen photo “shared.” 100% of the funds raised from Bake it Happen will go to directly to The Cancer Couch Foundation to fund Metastatic Breast Cancer Research.
After five years, the Bake it Happen campaign achieved its goal: to build the baking campaign into a national fundraising movement where supporters would bake and share Judy’s recipes or donate to the cause. To date, the Bake it Happen campaign has raised over $60,000 for breast cancer research and this year, Shari and Stacy are determined to raise even more. For more information about the Bake It Happen campaign, visit their website at www.bakeithappen.net.
This year the girls and I chose to make Judy’s Banana Chocolate Chip Loaf, but actually turned the loaf into cupcakes! I absolutely love getting my children involved as well. The kids love helping me out in the kitchen, and it’s something we all look forward to, so baking for the Bake It Happen movement, gives me a chance to explain that we are baking for a cause, and I can remind them that it’s so important to help and give to others.
Here’s how it works: Shari provided four recipes of Judy’s this year for you to bake. This year the recipes are: Banana Chocolate Chip Loaf, Pumpkin Oatmeal Chip Cookies, Compost Cookies, and Judy’s Black Bottom Cupcakes. Click the link here for those recipes. Every time you post your baked goods on your social media channels, remember to tag Bake It Happen (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter) along with the #BakeItHappen
Happy baking friends, and a big thank you to Shari, from My Judy The Foodie, for inviting me to take part again in this amazing campaign!
This year, for every comment left below, SITC will be donating $5 per comment to The Cancer Couch Foundation!