Restaurants, bakeries and retailers across the Cape and Islands will designate a signature dessert as Cape & Islands Bakes for Breast Cancer returns for its fifth year Aug. 3 through 9.
Since its inception in 1999, the event has raised more than $2 million for breast cancer research and awareness and involved hundreds of different bakeries, cafés, pastry shops and restaurants, which designate a special dessert and donate 100 percent of the sales of that dessert during the week of Cape & Island Bakes for Breast Cancer.
There are two ways to participate in Cape & Islands Bakes for Breast Cancer – the first is by offering one designated dessert where 100 percent of the proceeds go towards the organization, or the second would be offering the entire dessert menu as the designated desserts where 50 percent of the proceeds go back to Bakes for Breast Cancer.
Entries are still being accepted for the 2020 initiative. To register visit bakesforbreastcancer.org/registration.
“We are on a mission to end breast cancer for good, one sweet treat at a time,” said Bakes for Breast Cancer Founder, and Cape Cod resident Carol Sneider. “We continue to grow each year, raise more money than the year before, and I’m completely in awe of the people who support the venues and our organization in a number of other ways. We’re pleased to have been able to evolve this year’s initiative into something that we think will work for all during this current time. Although we may have tough hurdles ahead due to the impact of COVID-19, we are dedicated to meeting our fundraising goals.”
Proceeds raised will benefit the nonprofit breast cancer organization Bakes for Breast Cancer which will support the research of Dr. Rachel Freedman. Dr. Freedman’s clinical trials will focus on treatment for older breast cancer patients, an area of research that has been vastly under subsidized. Funds will go to benefit Cape & Islands residents where the rate of breast cancer is 20 percent higher than the national average.
Returning venues and already-confirmed locations include Cru Oyster Bar, Bleu and Sagamore Inn.