Make Mother's Day special this year by treating the important women in your life to fabulous desserts while helping the fight against breast cancer. During the week leading up to Mother's Day, May 2 - 8, more than 250 restaurants, bakeries, cafés and chocolate shops throughout Massachusetts will participate in Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer, including Farfalle Italian Market and The Colonial Inn Restaurants.
From Monday, May 2, through Mother's Day on Sunday, May 8, the pastry chef at these Concord restaurants will bake a unique dessert to put on the menu. Desserts start at $3.00 and 100 percent of sales will benefit breast cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Just ask your server about it!
Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer was started in 2000 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 $500,000 for breast cancer research and care at Dana-Farber.
For more information and a full list of participating establishments please visit www.bostonbakesforbreastcancer.org.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (www.dana-farber.org) is a principal teaching affiliate of the Harvard Medical School and is among the leading cancer research and care centers in the United States. It is a founding member of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC), designated a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute. It provides adult cancer care with Brigham and Women's Hospital as Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center and it provides pediatric care with Children's Hospital Boston as Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center. Dana-Farber is the top ranked cancer center in New England, according to U.S. News & World Report, and one of the largest recipients among independent hospitals of National Cancer Institute and National Institutes of Health grant funding.