Bakes for Breast Cancer, Inc., a non-profit breast cancer organization dedicated to supporting breast cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, has announced that its inaugural Rhode Island Bakes for Breast Cancer event will be held Mother’s Day, May 11, through May 17. Restaurants, supermarkets, bakeries, cafés, chocolate and ice cream shops throughout the Ocean State are encouraged to participate by designating all sales of one specific dessert to support breast cancer care and research. Proceeds will be shared by Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Bakes for Breast Cancer, Inc.
Since 2000, Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer has been held in Boston during the week leading up to Mother’s Day. The event was founded 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 more than $700,000 for breast cancer research and care at the Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers at Dana-Farber through the Eva Brownman Research Fund currently under the direction of Eric Winer, MD.
“The event has been so successful in the Greater Boston area that we wanted to grow it further,” Brownman Sneider said. “Rhode Island shares our love of food and has a rich history in supporting Dana-Farber, especially through the many residents who have benefitted from the care and research the institute has provided them.”
For more information, a list of participating establishments, or to learn more about how to become involved in Rhode Island Bakes for Breast Cancer, visit www.rhodeislandbakes.org, follow Bakes for Breast Cancer on Facebook, and Bakes for Breast Cancer on Twitter.
About Dana-Farber Cancer InstituteDana-Farber Cancer Institute is a principal teaching affiliate of the Harvard Medical School and is among the leading cancer research and care centers in the United States. It is a founding member of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, designated a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute. It provides adult cancer care with Brigham and Women’s Hospital as Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center and it provides pediatric care with Boston Children’s Hospital as Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. Dana-Farber is the top ranked cancer center in New England and fifth nationally, according to U.S. News & World Report, and one of the largest recipients among independent hospitals of National Cancer Institute and National Institutes of Health grant funding. Follow Dana-Farber on Facebook and Twitter.