Category Archives: community services

Centennial Celebrations

2012 is definitely a special year for those that are celebrating centennials. Two of my favorite treats turned 100 this year: the Oreo cookie and Girl Scout Cookies! Meanwhile, both the Titantic and our beloved Fenway Park in Boston will also be celebrating their 100th anniversary this month. Today’s blog post will feature the food aspect, of course.
 

Oreo is one of my favorite cookies. I like to eat them plain, with milk, in confections (like cupcakes, cheesecakes, pies, ice cream, etc.), home made from scratch, and even the cereal kind (anyone remember Oreo O’s?). A few months ago, I discovered how to make Oreo truffles, which …

 

Kelley Tuthill Five Years Later

I don’t ever think I will forget the day I heard five years ago that Kelley Tuthill a TV reporter on WCVB in Boston was diagnosed with breast cancer.  As a reporter Kelley was in my home all the time and now to hear Kelley, a young mother, wife and daughter was fighting breast cancer was a shock.   But I am sure it was more of a shock to her and her family but it was a shock to the Boston Community as well.
What was more amazing to me was that Kelley chose to share your story as she was …

 

The Evolution of Dee Dee Ricks Part 4 Breast cancer gave Dee Dee a new job and mission!

A new mission!
The economy took a downhill turn around the same time Dee Dee Ricks was battling breast cancer. Dee Dee is not one to let things get her down.  She does her best when she piles everything on her plate and makes lemonade out of lemons.    Downsizing, rebuilding a business, caring for her sons and a new mission the fight against breast cancer are now a part of Dee Dee’s life.
Dee Dee does much in the fight against breast cancer.  Although fundraising and being a breast cancer advocate is not her full time job (that belongs to running her …

 

The Evolution of Dee Dee Ricks Part 2: Dee Dee is a BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR!

 
The magnitude of being a breast cancer survivor occurred for the first time in the first week of October 2011 for Dee Dee Ricks when she was giving a speech at Johnson & Johnson. This was quite an experience for Dee Dee.  Up until this point in time, having been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 and continued her treatments through 2009, Dee Dee considered herself still to be a patient.
Now she was past the point of being a patient and had to deal with the magnitude of being a survivor for the first time.  This was huge! Four years …

 

Help Boston Bakes win the Ellen DeGeneres PinkWell Award!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we at Boston Bakes have been quite busy working on many wonderful projects that have kept us working around the clock.  We have not been able to post much on our blog as we would have liked but hopefully that will change very soon. We miss writing our blogs!
We need your help today, October 12, October 13 and October 14th!  Boston Bakes is in the running for the $25K Ellen DeGeneres PinkWell Award!  We are thrilled to have the chance at this award but can’t do it without your help!
Boston Bakes for Breast …

 

The Bride Wore Red & Gifts went to local charities!

I recently travel to Columbus for the wedding festivities of a lovely young woman I got to spend time with as she grew up. I am so glad I went to her wedding. I had such a great time in Columbus I can’t wait to tell you the fun things I did, but first things first!
This wedding was special for numerous reasons and I learned so much by attending and have tips to share when you plan your wedding!
The couple’s invitation was unique and in lieu of gifts  asked you to donate to a choice of charities in their local …

 

Thank you CapeCod.com!

CapeCod.com your life, your Cape and yes Boston Bakes!
Thanks CapeCod.com for the nice write up about Boston Bakes and helping us to spread the word about our event.  This year, we had more participants on the Cape than ever before. We are so grateful for the Cape’s support and hope to get more in the years to come!
Why you might ask? For many reasons, the Cape is helping us to raise money for breast cancer research.  Did you know that the Cape has a 20% higher rate of breast cancer over the national average?  So you can see why we, …

 

Newest blogger to Boston Bakes Meet Jamie!

Jamie volunteers for Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer and also works in grants management at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  Her good friends have lost their mothers to breast cancer, and she hopes that no one else will have to go through the same experience.  Jamie is passionate about food (especially sweets) and fundraising.  She also enjoys traveling and running.  She most recently ran in the Komen Race for the Cure.
We welcome Jamie to Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer!

Tags: Blog, Blogger, boston bakes for breast cancer, Dana-Farber Cancer Instittue, Featured, food, fundraising, running, sweets, traveling

 

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Mammography Van

In a previous blog, we shared how Dana-Farber’s Mammography Van made its way to Uganda!  Now see Dana-Farber’s current Mammography Van!
 
Dana-Farber’s Mammography Van is the only mobile digital mammography program in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It provides screening mammograms and breast health education to women 40 years of age and older, regardless of ability to pay.
Although any woman who is medically eligible is welcome on the van, priority populations include women who are uninsured, low-income, elderly, immigrant, and non-English speaking.
In partnership with community-based organizations and neighborhood health centers, the van is on the road 3-4 …

 

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Mammography Van

In a previous blog, we shared how Dana-Farber’s Mammography Van made its way to Uganda!  Now see Dana-Farber’s current Mammography Van!
 
Dana-Farber’s Mammography Van is the only mobile digital mammography program in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It provides screening mammograms and breast health education to women 40 years of age and older, regardless of ability to pay.
Although any woman who is medically eligible is welcome on the van, priority populations include women who are uninsured, low-income, elderly, immigrant, and non-English speaking.
In partnership with community-based organizations and neighborhood health centers, the van is on the road 3-4 …