Edwards Brothers Supermarket to participate in Bakes for Breast Cancer Maine
DOVER-FOXCROFT –- Edwards Brothers Supermarket in Dover-Foxcroft is proud to announce its participation in Bakes for Breast Cancer’s signature event — Bakes for Breast Cancer Maine — returning for its second year, which helps raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research. Bakeries, cafés, pastry shops, and restaurants throughout Maine will participate during this year’s fundraiser from Monday, Aug. 1 through Sunday, Aug. 7.
“The times of Covid have definitely been challenging for all of us, but we are still here because of those who support us, and look forward to doing this event in good times and bad,” said Bakes for Breast Cancer Founder Carol Sneider. “I know it is hard for some to join us, we miss them greatly, and they are still a part of our Bakes for Breast Cancer family. They are all family to us and I am extremely grateful for everyone who makes our events a reality and I look forward to having more join us in 2023. This event truly makes a difference in the fight against breast cancer.”
There are two ways to participate in Bakes for Breast Cancer — establishments can offer one designated dessert where 100 percent of the proceeds go towards Bakes for Breast Cancer, or offer their entire dessert roster where 50 percent of the proceeds goes back to the organization. Since its inception in 1999, Bakes for Breast Cancer has raised over $2 million. To date, over 4,500 different bakeries, cafés, pastry shops, supermarkets and restaurants have participated in annual events in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, and Cape & Islands.
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.
“When I first started Bakes for Breast Cancer, I never knew how it would grow, and I didn’t know the amazing journey it would take us on or the incredible people I would get to meet and work with. It is with the help of so many that makes this event a reality, and I look forward to growing and raising more money for breast cancer research. It truly makes a difference in the fight against breast cancer. Now, I hope everyone who can will go out and get a dessert at a participating location. It’s for charity after all, which is always a good reason to indulge,” added Sneider.
Bakes for Breast Cancer Maine is an annual “sweet” to raise funds for breast cancer research and care where hundreds of restaurants, bakeries, cafés and retail shops throughout Maine participate by designating all sales of one specific desert, or 50 percent of proceeds from their entire dessert menu, to breast cancer care and research. Proceeds from the event benefit Bakes for Breast Cancer, Inc., a nonprofit breast cancer organization dedicated to funding breast cancer researchers and clinicians. For a list of participating establishments, or to shop online, please visit https://www.bakesforbreastcancer.org/.