October 9, 2012
by Elisa Krovblit
With the rush of Thanksgiving weekend barely a gravy-stained apron away, it’s time to embrace your inner host and plan your next fête. Not just because you’re the hostess with the mostess, not because your to-die-for desserts are in demand, and certainly not because social engagements are your forté – but because you’d be supporting a good cause: the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
October has taken a turn from the traditional browns, reds and oranges to a precious pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness, and in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation you can now Cook for the Cure. Presented by KitchenAid, Cook for the Cure has been putting the FUN into fundraising since 2002. Over 1,300 parties have raised more than $1million for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, with additional donations from KitchenAid in sponsorship of Cook for the Cure and pink product sales adds another $2.1million to that total.
“Cook for the Cure parties help me share my love and passion for food with my friends and family while supporting a great cause,”says Canada’s own celebrated chef and KitchenAid spokesperson, Lynn Crawford.
To host your own Cook for the Cure event, simply visit cookforthecure.ca and register. You can have a themed event – a pretty in pink bridal shower, high tea, a fantastic femme fatale Hollywood-style Halloween party or just a friendly get-together for a good cause. If someone near and dear to you has been touched by breast cancer you may even want to consider hosting a Cook for the Cure party in their honour. For each Cook for the Cure party held, KitchenAid will donate an additional $50 to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. All donations from party guests – large or small – will help in fight for a cure. 100 per cent of the donations go directly to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Tax receipts are available for all donations, and more information on how to plan an event and tactfully explain how to fundraise are all on cookforthecure.ca
In case you’ve been eying one of those lovely stand mixers, the Raspberry Ice Artisan Stand Mixer is part of that pink product line, and for every one sold, KitchenAid will donate $75 to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
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