The Sweetest Event in the Cape and Islands for 7 Years and Counting

Bakes for Breast Cancer Cape & Islands is an annual culinary event that raises money for breast cancer research. This year’s event took place in August – we’ll announce 2021 dates as soon as we have them! Love dessert? Want to support a worthy cause? Read on to learn how you can get involved.

I’m a chef or culinary artist

Calling all chefs, pastry chefs, and culinary artists! Looking for an easy way to give back while getting positive press for your food establishment? Cape & Islands Bakes for Breast Cancer would love to partner with you. 

There are two ways you can participate in the week-long event:

    1. Offer a signature dessert and donate 100% of sales to Bakes for Breast Cancer.
    2. Donate 50% of sales from your dessert menu (and be listed as a Gold Level participant.)

The Cape & Islands have a 20% higher incident rate of breast cancer than the national average. You can help us lower that statistic one sweet at a time.

I’m a person who loves eating dessert

Calling everyone with a sweet tooth! If you love restaurant week, you’ll love Cape & Islands Bakes. Not only can you taste signature desserts from some of the best restaurants, cafes, grocery stores, and ice cream shops in the state of Rhode Island, but your purchase also funds breast cancer research. 

There are two ways you can participate in the week-long event:

  1. Visit any of the participating restaurants during the event week and buy a dessert.
  2. Shop online and have a dessert sent to your home. Delivery services like Grubhub, DoorDash, and Uber Eats may be another option.

For years, locals from Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard have raised thousands of dollars for breast cancer research participating in this sweet week. You can help us raise even more!

The Cape & Islands Bakes for Breast Cancer event funds researchers like Dr. Rachel Freedman

“It is hard to find the words for the ongoing appreciation I feel to have this support for the research we are doing for our oldest patients with breast cancer.  You are directly funding clinical trials dedicated to improve the care of older adults with breast cancer. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” 

-Rachel Freedman, MD, MPH (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)

Whether it as a home away from home or a favorite vacation spot, Cape Cod has a special place in the hearts of many New Englanders. Carol Sneider, founder, and president of Bakes for Breast Cancer has proudly called the cape her home for the last 35 years. “It’s part of me” Carol said, “Doing something with a community I’ve called home for so long is important to me”.

Not only is the Cape important in our personal ties, but it has a special history to Breast Cancer as well. Women on Cape Cod have a 20% higher rate of Breast Cancer than the national average. Troubling numbers for a community with a population of just over 200 thousand, but every organization is doing their part. As of 2019 Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis is a member of the Dana Farber Cancer Care Collaborative. Providing Cape Cod Hospital with ongoing support services and consultations, an important step towards promoting health and awareness. Similarly, Bakes for Breast Cancer strives to support breast cancer research of Dr. Rachel Freedman of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and grow an event which can benefit so many on the Cape & Islands.

Cape and Islands Bakes for Breast Cancer is set take place this August 3rd-9th. Restaurants and bakeries located on Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard have participated in Bakes for Breast Cancer events for years. Now they have their own event distinguishing themselves from Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer. Yet it is still a difficult period for the hospitality industry because of how Covid-19 has affected business. We understand that not everyone will have the means to participate but hope everyone that is able will. It is not about the size of the donation but the commitment to helping us fight Breast Cancer. “Every desert will make a difference this year” Carol said.

Participating restaurants will be donating 100% of the proceeds from a desert or their 50% of their dessert menu to Bakes for Breast Cancer. So be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth while you are enjoying the summer sun!

You can follow these links to find participating locations or register your own business for this years Cape and Islands Bakes for Breast Cancer- all you need are desserts to sell!