Treat the special women in your life to decadent desserts while also helping fight breast cancer during the inaugural Rhode Island Bakes for Breast Cancer from Mother’s Day on May 11 through May 17. Restaurants, supermarkets, bakeries, cafés, chocolate and ice cream shops throughout Rhode Island will participate, including:
- Blueberry Cove Inn, Narragansett
- The Mews Tavern, Wakefield
Establishments have designated all sales of one specific dessert to support breast cancer care and research. Proceeds will be shared by Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Bakes for Breast Cancer, Inc.
Since 2000, Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer has been held in Boston during the week leading up to Mother’s Day. The event was founded by Carol Brownman Sneider in memory of her mother, Eva Brownman, who lost her battle with breast cancer. Since its inception, the event has raised more than $700,000 for breast cancer research and care at the Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers at Dana-Farber through the Eva Brownman Research Fund currently under the direction of Eric Winer, MD.
“The event has been so successful in the Greater Boston area that we wanted to grow it further,” Brownman Sneider said. “Rhode Island shares our love of food and has a rich history in supporting Dana-Farber, especially through the many residents who have benefitted from the care and research the institute has provided them.”
For more information, a list of participating establishments, or to learn more about how to become involved in Rhode Island Bakes for Breast Cancer, visit www.rhodeislandbakes.org, follow Bakes for Breast Cancer on Facebook, and Bakes for Breast Cancer on Twitter.
About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is world-renowned for its leadership in adult and pediatric cancer treatment and research. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), it is one of the largest recipients among independent hospitals of NCI and National Institutes of Health grant funding. For more information, go to www.dana-farber.org.