The 18th Annual Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer is dedicated to the memory of Karen Mammola; mother and mother-in-law of Daniel and Daniella Mammola long time Boston Bakes participants with their restaurant Pellana Prime Steakhouse and Daniella’s Café & Market. It is most fitting that the 18th year is dedicated to Karen since she was just 18 years old when she first met and worked with Carol Sneider in Carol’s family’s business. It is where Karen met and fell in love with Daniel’s father. Karen was always a beautiful, strong and independent woman whose devotion to her two children and family always came first. In 2006, Karen was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer which she fought head-on. For 8 years, Karen’s breast cancer was in remission. Her cancer returned in the spring of 2014; the breast cancer had metastasized and was moving very quickly. Four months later, Karen lost her battle to cancer and never had the opportunity to meet her first grandchild. She left behind her son Daniel Mammola, his wife Daniella and her daughter Alyssa Gerry. Her legacy and memory lives on within her family. Karen’s family is devoted to making a difference in the fight against breast cancer in any way possible.