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Dessert with a Purpose

How we fund is simple and often delicious! Whether you wish to bake, eat, learn, donate, or sponsor, you can make breast cancer research possible. Funds raised and donated to Bakes for Breast Cancer go toward specific breast cancer research projects so you know exactly where your contribution goes.

Our Medical Advisory Board ensures the funds we raise are being put to the best use. They direct the funds to help oncologists kick off research projects with the aim of bringing about an end to cancer.



During one week each year, restaurants and purveyors of sweet treats — bakeries, cafes, grocery stores, sweet shops, ice cream stores, and the like — take part in our Bakes for Breast Cancer events.

Businesses register and provide a signature dessert for dine-in or delivery, we spread the word to guests, and proceeds of the dessert sales are donated. Easy as pie!

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The largest of our annual events, starting in 1999 with 42 participating establishments and exceeding 200 by 2019.

We take the events to Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard. Once part of Boston Bakes, the region has hosted its own week since 2014.

Kicked off in 2013 and communities across the state fund breast cancer research one dessert at a time.

Our newest addition, starting in 2021. We are thrilled to expand and give more states the chance to fund breast cancer through sweet treats.

Bake Sales

We provide the tools to organize a fundraising bake sale, whether it takes place in your office, community/neighborhood, church, or online.

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Fund research by indulging your sweet tooth!

Order a signature dessert from a participating establishment during a Bakes for Breast Cancer event week to enjoy there or at home.

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Learn to make desserts (from simple to sophisticated) with some of New England’s most talented chefs and pastry chefs. Join a cooking class benefitting Bakes for Breast Cancer — a great way to improve your skills and donate to finding a cure!

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We are dedicated to finding a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by awarding grants to cancer research. Every donation to that effort is welcomed! Donations are tax-deductible and can be made online or by check.

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Sponsors help us spread awareness, raise funds, and stage events as we fight against breast cancer. Organizational support can take many forms and we welcome any company, foundation, or business to help us fund life-saving breast cancer research.

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Our mission is to end cancer by funding cancer prevention and treatment research. The money we raise enables oncologists to start their research.


P.O. Box 920748 Needham, MA 02492

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