Category Archives: volunteer work

Happy New Year from Bakes for Breast Cancer

On behalf of Bakes for Breast Cancer and Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer we would like to thank everyone who helped make our success possible in 2013!  From our participants, our interns, volunteers, our  team at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the doctors and researchers and to everyone who enjoyed a desser,t we thank you for all you do on our behalf.  It is together we can make a difference in the fight against breast cancer. A special thanks to our sponsors and supporters.
We look forward to your continued support for Boston Bakes 2014, our Bakes for Breast Cancer Bake Sale and …

 

Boston Bakes is Number 1 in 2011!

Out of the blue on December 10, 2012 I received a call from a reporter at the Boston Herald who was writing an article in regard to charitable organizations and how much they gave to the cause they were raising money for.  She called to interview me because we gave much of what we received from our event to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston to be used for breast cancer research.
I was interviewed over the phone and then was caught by surprise when she said we would like to have a photographer come over now and take your picture!   I …

 

Season’s Greetings 2012

I must say this every year but the fall flies so quickly by! Last I remember it was summer which led to Halloween, to Thanksgiving and now to Christmas and a New Year to shortly begin.
Last summer I planned a trip to see friends in Italy in November, friends I had not seen in countless years; it too has come and gone too quickly.  I am left with beautiful memories and dreams of returning sooner than later!
It has been an incredible year for Bakes for Breast Cancer, Boston Bake for Breast Cancer and our Bakes for Breast Cancer Bake Sale.  …

 

Homemade fundraiser makes true ‘difference’

By Jessica Heslam
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 –

When she was 16 years old, Carol Brownman Sneider lost her mother to breast cancer in 1973.
Sneider thought “science would have all the answers” by the time she grew up, but that wasn’t the case.
Then, her daughter was born.
“I just wanted to see her grow up,” Sneider said yesterday. “She inspired me because I wanted to see her life.”
Sneider, 56, has poured her heart and soul into Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer, an annual fundraiser that has raised more than $650,000 for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute over the past 13 years, according to the …

 

The Importance of Giving

I didn’t blog last week because I was dealing with a death in my family. My dear great uncle passed away due to complications from Alzheimer’s. It was a terrible reminder of how an incurable illness can overcome an otherwise healthy person. Though the physical symptoms of Cancer and Alzheimer’s differ, the effect on family and quality of life are similar in many ways. Hospital stays, many and varied medications, side effects, and the sad decline in health are all the same.
And of course, these are just two of many incurable diseases people are facing daily. Research and advancement in …

 

Calling All Sandwiches

eggplant panini from acefitness.org
The sandwich has been a luncheon trademark for as long as I can remember. Satisfying and nutritious, there are endless options waiting to be stuffed between a couple slices of bread for a mid-day meal. From club sandwiches to tea sandwiches to wraps and flat-breads; one of my most beloved has to be the Panini.
Crispy on the outside with a golden crust and a warm, melty inside makes the panini irresistible.
And now you no longer have to eat-out to get your panini fix. The Giada Gourmet Panini Maker from Target is what you’ve been waiting for. It’s …

 

Birthday Cake Pops

cake push up pops from nycake.com
It’s my birthday so cake I will eat! In honor of my own big day a cake-gadget had to be in order. Even though turning twenty three isn’t a major milestone like turning twenty one or twenty five, as my father reminded me this morning when he called to wish me a happy day, I still think it’s appropriate to talk about cake today.
I found the cutest little gadget that is perfect for a birthday at any age. Similar to the cake-pop maker that I blogged about many Thursdays ago, the Cake Push Up Tubes …

 

Not the Ideal Patient

I am a really difficult patient. I have a major fear of IVs and I cringe whenever I see one. My husband changes the channel anytime there’s a needle on TV whether it be on a commercial or one of our favorite shows. I cry when I have to have blood drawn and I freak out at the site of an IV. I’ve been like this my whole adult life, so when I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 28, part of the horror was knowing how many hours I would be spending at the hospital scared …

 

Looking for establishments for Boston Bakes 2012!

Boston Bakes has grown from our first year with 42 participants primarily in the Boston area to almost 300 participants in over 90 communities in Massachusetts twelve years later.  What started as a small event has turned into a full time project where we work hard year round.  We have a Facebook page, we tweet and of course blog!
Now we kick off our efforts for 2012! Who will participate?  What desserts will they serve?  You will have to visit our website, Facebook and follow our tweets to find out!
Know a restaurant, bakery, ice cream, chocolate shop or café in Massachusetts …

 

Cancer tests your mettle, management consultant discovers: Karen’s story

After receiving her diagnosis and undergoing a lumpectomy near her home in Maryland, breast cancer survivor and management consultant Karen Webster searched the Internet to find the right cancer center and oncologist for her follow-up care. She wanted more than a traditional approach and settled on Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center and its breast cancer specialist Eric Winer, MD — 750 miles away.
“Something about his write-up appealed to me,” recalls Webster. “In addition to offering the very best treatments, he also seemed focused on quality of life. I knew immediately that he was my guy. So I got an appointment …